Just got home from a bad day at work only to her this worse news. I read Terry Pratchett's Discworld books voraciously after being introduced to them in about 2000, my friend who moved to Japan suggested them, and when I took my first trip to Japan I took The Colour of Magic and The light Fantastic to read on the way... I finished them both up before I landed. On the way back I saw Carpe Jugulum in the Airport and read that on the flight home. I was hooked. His writing was so sharp and hilarious. My personal favorite characters have always been Granny Weatherwax and Sam Vimes. I may have to go back and reread all 35-40 books from the start now... so long Terry.