Saturday, March 20, 2010

Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury

This book is a sequel to Dandelion Wine which I absolutely loved.  I found Bradbury's prose and descriptions wonderful and the story made you long for simpler times.  Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy Farewell Summer at all.  In fact, I didn't finish it.  Somehow the descriptions overwhelmed me.  There was a storyline somewhere amidst all the flowers but it was very unappealing to me.  Maybe I should have stuck with it but there are just too many other books I want to read.  After fifty pages, I gave up.  Since this was part of my Catching Up Challenge, I feel good at least knowing it is no longer languishing on the shelf. 
Rating:  DNF
Catching Up Challenge

1 comment:

  1. I read and loved Dandelion Wine many, many years ago. I think it was 1976 and I was in junior high. I have a copy that I've meant to re-read for far too long and I wound up buying a copy of Farewell Summer, intending to read it once I'd re-read Dandelion Wine. Now I'm not too sure I'll do the latter. Maybe I'll just stick with my original plan to re-read Dandelion Wine. Gosh, it was good!