That's sad news. True literary genius.
This is unfortunate. I've always loved Terry Pratchett's books, especially his Mort and Death characters. There was a book signing at a book store close to me a few months ago. I meant to go but I fell asleep after work and overslept. Now I feel like I did when I heard that Pink Floyd wasn't touring any more.
Hopefully I will get another chance to have a book signed by Terry. It's a mere bauble, but would remind me of a master writer. Ugh, that sounds awful. I should clarify that the reminder is just as valid whether he is live or dead, but you know, time running out and all that.
I hope he has time for many more books, he is a great author.
First, there was Robert Jordan, now this.
Yes, sad indeed. I've only read a few of his novels (mostly from the Discworld series), but found them thoroughly entertaining.
Pratchett is still around and still writing. Pratchett on Alzheimer's:
Marvelous sense of humor.
Unseen Academicals is out.
And George R. R. Martin is still stuck in his Meerenese knot.
A great writer. It is fortunate that he is giving us a window into his mind, especially, when that mind is threatened with bad news like this.
There are links to some talks and interviews on his site at http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/
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