Dandelion Wine (Grand Master Editions)

by Ray Bradbury | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0553277537 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mbmeadow of Sacramento, California USA on 8/9/2004
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by mbmeadow from Sacramento, California USA on Monday, August 09, 2004
Never liked Ray Bradbury much, and this doesn't look like something I'd like, on reflection.
From the cover:
The summer of '28 was a vintage season from a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-bursting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding -- remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury.

Journal Entry 2 by mbmeadow from Sacramento, California USA on Friday, December 17, 2004
Sent as a surprise for gaysocialworker, since I saw it on his wishlist.

Journal Entry 3 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Monday, December 20, 2004
What a treat! Thanks for the RABCK.

Journal Entry 4 by trevor4551 from Caloundra, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, September 20, 2005
I've held onto this book far too long without getting too excited about it. And to think that I had it on my wish list for a long time. Oy.

Two chapters into the book, I'm passing it off to caligula03, who accepted the offer off bookrelay.com. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Monday, September 26, 2005
Book has arrived. Thank you! :)

Journal Entry 6 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Friday, January 11, 2008
Reserved for perryfran.

Journal Entry 7 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Saturday, October 18, 2008
A fairly typical Bradbury book about the passage of time.

Journal Entry 8 by caligula03 at perryfran in n/a, n/a -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, October 18, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (11/2/2008 UTC) at perryfran in n/a, n/a -- Controlled Releases



Mailing to perryfran.

Journal Entry 9 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Monday, October 27, 2008
Received in today's mail - thanx Caligula03 - looking forward to reading.

Journal Entry 10 by wingperryfranwing at North Ogden, Utah USA on Thursday, August 12, 2010
I finally got around to reading this one after being on my shelf for a couple of years and I have to say that it was really enjoyable. This is a Bradbury novel that tells the story of a magical summer in 1928 from the perspective of Douglas, a 12-year old boy. Actually, the book is a collection of stories told about various characters in a small town in Illinois. The characters and events in this novel are very memorable and include stories of the old and how death affects everyone in the town. Bradbury has a knack for making common day events mystical and enchanting. I would highly recommend this one!

Journal Entry 11 by wingperryfranwing at Lisbon, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (8/20/2010 UTC) at Lisbon, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal


A wishlist RABCK. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 12 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, August 27, 2010
Wow, this is another great surprise!
Thanks for sharing perryfran, you've been great in my BC times.

Journal Entry 13 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, February 17, 2012
Another great Bradbury novel.
There's a lot of good things about this novel, the vague plot, the characters, the setting and especially the way Bradbury captures that special period in our lives when the summer vacations seem to go on forever and everyday came packed with adventure and discovery.
There's little doubt in my mind that Bradbury is one of the few great authors who could write about the subject in a brilliant and easy way (Stephen King's novella The Body is another great example of this), but his knack and craftmanship shine when he writes about the Summer of 1928 in a small town by the lake in Illinois and amanzingly his descriptions resonate with my memories of growing up in a town by the Atlantic in Europe sixty years later. That's timeless writting to me.
I recommend this precious book to whoever wants a great read about those long ago Summer vacations, Bradbury's fiction is engaging and leaves the reader satisfied and thinking it over.

Journal Entry 14 by conto at -- Por correio / mão própria --, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, July 27, 2012
With me now...
It'll wait for its turn, but will be read one of this days, followed by "Farewell Summer".
Thanks, k!

Journal Entry 15 by conto at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Monday, October 15, 2012
Thanks a lot for a wonderful literary experience!
This sounds terrible, but it's true. It was really amazing how such simple episodes could be so wonderfully told.
I loved it, and that's it.

Meanwhile, I read Farewell Summer. I liked it but not half as much as this one. Farewell Summer is all about the end of things. The of summer and the end of youth. Even if very well written it lacks the magic of Dandellion Wine somehow. I would give it "only" a 7 out of 10 if I had to evaluate it. Thanks a lot for both anyhow Kiz!

Journal Entry 16 by conto at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Saturday, October 20, 2012
Instead of going back to kizmiaz (thanks a lot!!) it'll travel a little more and is now on it's way north, to Irusdodot.

Journal Entry 17 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
It arrived safely to the north. Can't wait to read it. Thanks conto and Kizmiaz for the opportunity.

Journal Entry 18 by irus at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Sunday, January 13, 2013
A wonderfull book about the joys, wonder and sadness of growing up. I loved the way its written, and the characters descrived. And, somehow, I want to keep this piece

"For John was running and this was terrible. Because if you run, time ran. You yelled and screamed and raced and rolled and tumbled and all of a sudden the sun was gone and the whistle was blowing and you were on your long way home to supper. When you weren't looking, the sun got around behind you! The only way to keep things slow was to watch everything and do nothing! You could stretch a day to three days, sure, just by watching!"

Thanks a lot, kizmiaz, for lending me the book. It's ready to go to the mail, this week. Sorry for taking so long, but its was been busy days

Journal Entry 19 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, January 31, 2013
it's back home now, and this one is a keeper.

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