Terry Pratchett died.

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    Terry Pratchett died.
    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.

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    Terry Pratchett died.
    Oh no. This is awful news. I have listened to over 20 discworld books on audio. His writing kept getting better and better. What a bummer.

    His collab with Neil Gaiman, Good Omens, is outstanding as well.

    So long, Terry. He left us all one hell of a literary legacy.
     
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    Terry Pratchett died.
    I'm not going to lie, I only read two books by him... both meant for kids/young adults/teens/whatever. I kind of stopped reading after high school, don't have the patience for it anymore. Still, the books I did read stuck with me for a long time, especially the quote "don't eat the green wobbly bit." :lol: Maybe one of these days I'll slow down and be able to pick up a book again. Heard great things about Pratchett's Discworld books.

    That being said, Alzheimer's sure sucks. He was only 66. Still had many years in him if it wasn't for the disease. There's still so much we don't know about the brain, I wish we knew how to reverse/stop it. :(
     
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    Terry Pratchett died.
    I've been a fan for ages. This is a devastating way to start the morning work day.

    I was a member of the Science Fiction Book Club. Anyone remember that? When you don't let them know you don't want the monthly book sent to you, they send it to you. I was accidentally exposed to Sourcery. After that I was hooked.

    My favorite all time book of his is Small Gods. Favorite characters are The Librarian, DEATH, You Bastard and Nanny Ogg = Oyster and carrot pie! (Carrots so you can see in the dark and oysters so that you have something to look at.) ;)

    I watched his documentary about assisted suicide. He was interested in it, considering his diagnosis. His publishers say he did not take his life. Part of me wonders, had he deteriorated so rapidly that, that choice was no longer an option for him? I hated it when he got diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It was too cruel.

    My cousin and I who are avid fans got to meet him twice at book signings in LA prior to his diagnosis. It was for Monstrous Regiment and Going Postal. He saw we had the British editions of the books. I cherish them now more than ever.

    The world is now less colorful with his passing.
     
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    Terry Pratchett died.
    This. I've got nothing to add. :(
     
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    Terry Pratchett died.
    I guess he had been sick for a long time and some close said it was a blessing he would no longer suffer. :cry: :cry: :cry:
     

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