Author of so many amazing books, I was sad to learn via twitter that Ray Bradbury had died this morning in his LA home. In high school we read Fahrenheit 451 and since then, "It was a pleasure to burn." has been one of my favorite opening lines for a book.
"Death doesn't exist. It never did, it never will. But we've drawn so many pictures of it, so many years, trying to pin it down, comprehend it, we've got to thinking of it as an entity, strangely alive and greedy. All it is, however, is a stopped watch, a loss, an end, a darkness. Nothing."
– Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury.