Just read this sad news on The Book Case blog. You know, 71 isn't old. I am forever perplexed why certain nasty types continue to live to ripe old ages, and guys whose only business is to create wonderful fiction, get taken sooner. I know, I know, it's NOT SUPPOSED TO MAKE ANY SENSE, but it rankles anyway. I read a couple of the books in the brilliant REDWALL series only within the last few years. I have MOSSFLOWER right here, someone gave it to me. I hope, eventually to read the whole amazing work.
R.I.P. Brian Jacques.