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Hi all! I just finished reading this wonderful book. This is my first read from Mr. Bradbury and so enjoyed it! I look forward to reading more! What a beautiful and a sweet story. The book was so wonderfully written. Mr. Bradbury, through his writing, allowed me to have such a perfect visual. I felt I was right there in that town, running along side these children or sitting on the front porch. For those of you that have not read it, I highly recommend it. For those of you who have, what are your thoughts on this book? Thanks for listening and don't forget to pass on that smile!!!!! Jan
 
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Iw as introduced to Bradbury in HS as a sci-fi writer. I started with F451, Martian Chronicals and Something Wicked This Way Comes, then all the stories. I finally read Dandelion Wine in HS, but I think I had two problems with it: (1) It was not what I was expecting, so I didn't respond to it well, (2) I was just too young to appreciate many of the life observations he made in it. It was -- emotionally -- over my head.

I re-read it last year and really, really enjoyed it and got a lot more out of it.

Glad you liked it!
 
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Dandelion Wine is, for me, the quintessential Bradbury story. It exudes the magical realism that is such a big component of his fiction and is visually evocative. I pull it out every summer and pick it up at random times and just thumb through it. I think it's the best thing he's ever written. I'm so glad you enjoyed it as well.

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