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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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Jul 17, 2012

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Read from March 17 to 20, 2013

I was pretty sure that I read this in high school, but I think I must have been mistaken. If I did read it, it must have been an edition that was scaled down in the quality and quantity of language, something that was abridged and bowdlerized. At any rate, this is an excellent classic story that highlights, at its core, the lives of four very good friends and their adventures. In particular, I recommend the chapter "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn." This chapter has been described by some contemporary authors as a sort of archetype for everything that they have written since, a sense and a feeling that they have tried to capture and reproduce in their own work. Diana Wynne Jones was one of those authors, and I think I know what she meant by that sense of wonder, that awe at finding a hidden magic where you only thought to find mundane reality. Overall, I was quite satisfied with this book and will probably read it again at some point.

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