Monday, June 11, 2012
God's Speed, My Friend
I didn't know the man personally, but I knew him through his books, and his passing will be a great loss to us.
I first read him without knowing that I was reading him in high school English. There, I read the short story "Usher II" and found it fascinating. Later, in college, I read the "Martian Chronicles" and was pleasantly surprised to find out that "Usher II" was a chapter of that wonderful book. "The Illustrated Man," "The October Country," "Fahrenheit 451," "Something Wicked This Way Comes," "R is for Rocket," "Dandelion Wine," anything and everything written by that wonderful man found it's way to my bookshelf.
I never knew Ray Bradbury as a person, but I have grown to know, and love him, through his words.
God's Speed, My friend.