Monday, May 2, 2011

jubilation 115.....ray bradbury

How in the world did I not read this book until now??  Dandelion Wine was for many years a ritual read at the beginning of summer....a way of ensuring that I remembered to soak in all the magic the season.  The kids and I have been listening to this book on our way to and from school and have been driving a little bit slower just to hear a few more words.  

"[His] library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore."  quote from the book

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ray Bradbury was one of my 'first' authors. I started picking up books of his out of my Mother's collection when I was about 8 or so. I didn't understand a lot of it, and some of it was scary to an 8 year old, but I still remember his stories for their mood and 'color' (if that's the right word). As I have grown older, and made that transition from precocius kid to balding middle aged man, I find new meaning in stories I have read a dozen times. He is, in my humble opinion, one of the great authors of the 20th Century.

>Bruce Albright, Denver