Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Novel: Farewell Summer

(2006) Ray Bradbury

Pure unmistakably-Bradburian magic!

His genius stems from his constant cognizance of childhood curiosity and sense of wonder. Most eventual writers lose all this through adolescence and later must unearth it - or some new version of it. But Bradbury in his life, never lost it.
A re-fermentation of his novel Dandelion Wine (1951), Farewell Summer looks at the mysteries of time and age and human connection through the eyes of boys who know that the end of boyhood is near. He doesn't only make you feel like a kid again; he makes you feel something much dearer, I think: like the world is big again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey it's me Michael L. from your book club last year!
How'sit going this year?
You should come check out my blog.
Michael Lounbury
Ps. Owen R. says Hi.