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Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's

  1. Dec 13, 2007 #1

    siddharth

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7141458.stm

    That's sad news. True literary genius.
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2007 #2

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    His statement:
     
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  4. Dec 13, 2007 #3
    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.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2007 #4

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    I hope he has time for many more books, he is a great author.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2007 #5
    First, there was Robert Jordan, now this.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2007 #6

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    Yes, sad indeed. I've only read a few of his novels (mostly from the Discworld series), but found them thoroughly entertaining.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2009 #7

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    Pratchett is still around and still writing. Pratchett on Alzheimer's:
    http://www.thebookseller.com/in-depth/trade-profiles/56984-on-embuggerance-and-humour.html
    Marvelous sense of humor.

    Unseen Academicals is out.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unseen_Academicals
     
  9. Dec 10, 2009 #8

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    Dearly Missed

    And George R. R. Martin is still stuck in his Meerenese knot.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2009 #9
    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.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2009 #10

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