It is with a sad heart that I mourn the loss of my favourite author today. I will not get to read the book about taxes that may have been written or anything else that he can think of to poke fun at. I have spent many hours even days reading about stamps, coins, trains even time and death itself. He had a wonderful grasp of fantasy, myth and reality. He managed to put it all together with humour and human observation. There was even a bit of religion for those that like that. The world will be a much poorer place without his wit and wisdom. I now need to finish my collection of books to properly honour his memory.