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RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett
« on: March 12, 2015, 05:56:10 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31858156

He'll be sorely missed. And I'd just recently finished re-reading Reaper Man, too. I've never seen an author who seemed to be more at peace with his own mortality.
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Re: RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 06:26:36 PM »
It is a terrible shame that he has departed :(

He wrote some really top stuff over the years and it is sad that altzheimers hit him like it did.

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Re: RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 08:37:17 PM »
Sad day.  :(

'The Colour of Magic' was the first Fantasy book I'd read as an adult, and really pulled me back into the genre.
I find his writing funny, clever and unpretentious, original in a genre of clichés and never tedious to read.
Admittedly, not everyone's cup of tea, but thoroughly entertaining and absorbing nonetheless.

He'll be sorely missed.

R.I.P. Sir Terry.

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Re: RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 10:24:50 PM »
It is a terrible shame. I am torn between celebrating the all the stuff he produced, and regretting all of the stuff he will never write.

Mort was the first one I read, way back in  1989, and still my favourite, but Good Omens is excellent too

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Re: RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 01:00:31 AM »
Sad day indeed.  I must admit to my shame though, of having never read any of his work, as yet.
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Re: RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 07:36:38 AM »
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Re: RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2015, 12:51:26 PM »
This hit hard, been a fan for a long time (worked out my copies of carpet people and truckers are 22 years old this year). Figured that it was time to do a bit of re-reading - a lot of mine are signed copies, he was always doing a lot of that.