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William's Book Blog

Mostly book reviews.  Very rarely I'll allow William Campbell Powell (author) to write a blog entry on publishing activity, but he's under orders to keep that stuff over on his Facebook page and on http://williamcampbellpowell.com

Currently reading

Fonda Lee
Fonda Lee
Anansi Boys
Neil Gaiman
Zombie Elementary: The Real Story
Howard Whitehouse
Progress: 99 %
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Progress: 6/504 pages
The Longest Week: What Really Happened During Jesus' Final Days
Nick Page
Progress: 43/310 pages

Dandelion Vintage

Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury

Listening to this on audiobook, I am even more astonished by the power of Bradbury's words.  Twice today Bradbury has introduced new characters, and within the space of a chapter I have been in tears, so well have I got to know and love the characters in just one or two thousand words.  Nor is it a quick tear and move on - the sustained poignancy of the situation is not artificial, and I have been awash in the middle of Aylesbury traffic.  Yes, officer, I was using a mobile phone.  I did not touch the smartphone, but it touched my heart.


How can anyone write both the young and the old with such intimacy?