Thursday, 7 June 2012

Golden Apple of the Sun

I was very sad to hear of the death of Ray Bradbury on 5th June. He has been one of my very favourite authors for many years.

Many, many years...

When I was about 12 or 13, one of my Christmas presents from my parents was Silver Locusts. I'd got to that age where reading just wasn't exciting as it had used to be - or maybe it was that there just weren't that many good books for one of that age.

Either way, it didn't matter - I absolutely loved it!

I still have this edition of the book, but I have no idea how many times I have read it over the intervening decades. This, and all his other books.

What a wonderful world they have opened for me - a world of colour and kindness, mystery and warmth.

Thank you, Ray, and rest in peace.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've ever read any of Ray Bradbury's books, I shall have to rectify that.

    I do know how you feel though, it's the same when a recording artist dies. I was very saddened by the death of Dory Previn on Valentine's Day this year. Her songs were very unique, poignant and personal.