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The Dandelion Clock

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  6 reviews
1986.If David hadn't missed his train and if Rob hadn't been in the kitchen when his mother was baking a birthday cake, they might never have met.Both found themselves sitting at the same table in the cafe on waterloo station and got talking. There was an instant rapport between them, despite their differences. David twenty eight with a good job and a house all to himself, ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Bewrite Books
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PaperMoon
Whenever I need some light and calm gay-themed reading material to soothe the fevered brow, I go back to my tried and tested copy of Mandal's The Dandelion Clock; not a fast paced action read with lots of hawt M-on-M action romance. Rather more like a “visit with friends over a nice cup of tea at the kitchen table, looking out to a herbaceous border through a gingham-curtain framed window” type of read. A warmly engaging reading experience.

The story has two main arcs, part one where David meets
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Benjamin
David, in his late twenties, first spots teenage Rob while waiting for his train at Waterloo station. They get talking and when David learns that Rob has just run away from home and is sleeping rough he offers him a bed for the night. After some doubts, only increased when in response to Rob's question David admits that he is gay, Rob accepts - but keeps his room locked at night.

As it turn out Rob stays for more than the night, the two get on well but Rob begins to realise that David is falling
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Lauren Kolozak
A beautiful love story.
Suki Fleet
Very sweet and slow love story, kinda hurts too.

I can't put my finger on quite what it is about this book but I read it a long time ago and I still find myself thinking about aspects of it now.

My only reservation is in places I found the detailing of everyday life made it a little too slow.

Overall recommended.
Cayce
Apr 19, 2014 Cayce rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Antonella
3.5

I liked the dialogues, the humor, the lack of extensive sex scenes, the fact that it is set in England. It has a certain pleasant quietness. The POV switches were a bit annoying though: that's the half star missing.
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