One of the most influential, prolific and talented writers of our time. Ray Bradbury.
It’s sad to see him go. But, wow, I’d like to give him thanks for living the way he did!
My most memorable influences from Mr. Bradbury came in Grade 9. I recall, rather vividly, sitting in class, as a young aspiring writer myself, reading the required Fahrenheit 451. It was written decades before then, but the realism and the path we were on rang true: the television screens which took over housing walls, and society’s obsessions over the small, sensationalized news headlines. Yeah, he wrote about that – in 1953.
I am certain this one book of his made me even more determined to one day write a book of my own. And dang gum it, to ensure that books – in whatever form they may be – will not burned by the powers that be.
Thank you Ray, for your more than 500 books, and for contributing your genius to shaping the world we live in today!