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Mar. 12th, 2015 02:31 pm
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One of my favorite authors, Sir Terry Pratchett has died. Quietly, in his own bed with his cat, says the BBC.
Small Gods was the first book of his I read. I think I picked it up at music practice one Monday, [livejournal.com profile] greatsword had left it lying around. I was entranced and chewed through Greatsword's entire Pratchett library in a couple of weeks.
I think we all knew after the Alzheimer's diagnoses a few years ago that the books would stop coming someday, but ... I just never wanted that day to be "today".
Rest in Peace, Sir Terry. Thank you for giving me for a whole world.

Date: 2015-03-13 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tafelspitz.livejournal.com
I first became aware of Pterry when I read a review of _The Colour of Magic_ in the Dragon Magazine and found a paperback copy of it in the Stars and Stripes Bookstore of the tiny little base I was stationed at in Germany in the early 1980s. I've never looked back.

I think my favourite book of his is _Reaper Man_. His characterization of shopping malls as parasitical life-forms that suck the life out of cities is just too on.

Date: 2015-03-13 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ppfuf.livejournal.com
http://xkcd.com/1498/

I liked Reaper Man too. What children could see and adults could close their minds to was a recurring theme I always liked in his books.

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