Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Jeryn Lekar, Mar 12, 2015.
Yeah me and a friend just saw this. Poor man.
Very young age but I suppose better to go before his alzheimers got too bad.
Ouch...as soon as I saw this title it cut me deep I need to go curl up and re-read all my Terry Pratchett books again and cuddle my cat Greebo
I had the same thought as Kallarn after I heard the news. (after the initial shock wore off) It's tragic, but we knew it was coming and one could say it is better in a way to go before his Alzheimer's got worse.
What a sad day. There are still many more of his books I haven't read and I'm definitely going to bump them higher up on my to-read list now. I even own a few I haven't started yet. What sad news. I haven't really been very affected by celebrity deaths in the past, but with Leonard Nimoy and now Terry Pratchett... He will be missed. The world lost an amazing man and author and much too young.
Just saw his final tweets. Made me tear up.
Kassina that last tweet really got me...
Same. I'd been keeping it together until I saw that...
I do not think he was a poor man in any sense of the word, to be honest... I think the world is much poorer now, instead.
I'm gonna have a good cry, and then I'm going to raise a glass. Sad sad day..
Those tweets were the perfect way to announce it.
I'm rereading The Wee Free Men, which was my first Terry Pratchett book. The painful thing is that nobody I've asked at school has heard of him.
I'm actually really relieved that this community has some Discworld fans. I was beginning to think I was alone.
Oh, those tweets.
I kinda hope death really is like Death. :/
Definitely not alone around here, a lot of us are big Discworld fans.
So sad to see him go.
Amazon has listed a new (final) Discworld novel to come out in September.
My thoughts on posthumous publication are mixed -- but I really, really hope this isn't a tasteless cash-in.
I know there was a new Tiffany Aching novel that he'd finished before his death which was already set to be published later this year. I'm guessing that's what that is.
A Tiffany book would be a good "last hurrah", if it's a Tiffany book. What with the role of witches in "holding open the door" and so on.
I was absolutely gutted when I heard about this (as I landed in the USA for Anni!). I've been reading Pratchett's books for more than two thirds of my life. I don't think I can adequately put into words the impact his books have had on my life. The world has lost someone very special.
For him and his family, I am glad he had the peaceful death he wanted.
I read a while back his daughter was going to take over the series.
Has that changed?
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