Nobel laureate in Literature Jose Saramago has died at age 87.
I haven't read everything of his, and haven't loved everything that I have, but what I have read and loved has been very, very good. In particular, Blindness and the The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. In fact, his sequel to Blindness, Seeing is on the to-read stack on my nightstand.
But the main reason I mention him here is that the quasi-title of this blog was inspired by a passage from one of his books.