American writer Ray Bradbury passed away today at the age of 91. A celebrated writer, Bradbury was known for infusing his stories with hints of fantasy and mystery, all the while introducing the overarching theme of dystopia into many of his writings. I do have memories of reading Fahrenheit 451 during my lazy schoolboy days and I remember initially embracing the whole idea of banning books while reading Fahrenheit 451, ironically. That book was a subject of many essays and exams, so much so that I even considered carrying the book around in my side pocket just in case a new Fahrenheit 451 assignment wanted to surprise me.
I never really appreciated the book until I got older and started realizing that Bradbury was trying to address very real implications in society today. Ray was truly a legend and he will be missed.
What are some of your favorite Ray Bradbury books and why?