Ray Bradbury is an unstoppable rebel force of writerly awesome. There is no past tense when referring to Ray Bradbury because he lives forever. (Kind of like Yoda.)
If you've never read Something Wicked This Way Comes, stop what you're doing and go buy this book.
This was one of the first books where I understood for a writer how deep the love of language could go.
I was lucky enough to read it when I was about 12 or 13 (the age of the protagonists in the story). But there's no time like right now to read it for the first time. Go buy it folks.