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“Words have always had the power to change the world.”
― Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
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Sad to hear this. He was the writer who made me actually like books. Both him and his sense of humour will be missed.
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When I first heard about his death, it felt just like the time I heard my middle school art teacher had passed away or when Robin Williams passed away. Mostly surprise and a strange feeling of momentary emptiness.
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‘Goodbye,’ Mort said, and was surprised to find a lump in his throat. ‘It’s such an unpleasant word, isn’t it?’
QUITE SO. Death grinned because, as has so often been remarked, he didn’t have much option. But possibly he meant it, this time.
I PREFER AU REVOIR, he said.

Farewell to a brilliant mind. The world isn't the same.
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Sadness.

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Still can't believe he has passed on. It was the Nomes trilogy that lead me onto the Discworld. I'm only now up to Men at Arms so have a fair way to go, don't always get the parodies but the humour is spot on. Nation was good too, a little more serious and sentimental which was different for him but still a good read though I'm glad he stuck to his usual approach afterwards. For him, Death and Binky can never remove his existence, as new people discover his books his memory will be maintained and he will always be remembered. Maybe in the future Pratchett will be thought of alongside Bronte, Dickens and Shakespeare. Fingers Crossed!!!
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Um... WHAT.
I don't know how to feel about this...
I've only gotten halfway through one of his books (Dodger) and he does write really well, but the pacing in it was just painful... Dodger had a lot of potential and even up to around the 200th page it still hadn't lived up to it.
He will be missed, though.
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Akumanomi wrote:

Um... WHAT.
I don't know how to feel about this...
I've only gotten halfway through one of his books (Dodger) and he does write really well, but the pacing in it was just painful... Dodger had a lot of potential and even up to around the 200th page it still hadn't lived up to it.
He will be missed, though.


You should try reading one of his earlier books. He wrote Dodger during the later years of his Alzheimer's disease so the quality isn't as good. I really liked Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, The Fifth Elephant, The Truth, Night Watch, Monstrous Regiment, and Thud!.
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R.I.P
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adrianc0 wrote:


Akumanomi wrote:

Um... WHAT.
I don't know how to feel about this...
I've only gotten halfway through one of his books (Dodger) and he does write really well, but the pacing in it was just painful... Dodger had a lot of potential and even up to around the 200th page it still hadn't lived up to it.
He will be missed, though.


You should try reading one of his earlier books. He wrote Dodger during the later years of his Alzheimer's disease so the quality isn't as good. I really liked Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, The Fifth Elephant, The Truth, Night Watch, Monstrous Regiment, and Thud!.


I second these reading suggestions. I still highly enjoyed Dodger, although, as you say, the pacing is painful. But I have a lot of respect for him having been able to continue writing even though he was suffering from Alzheimer's. He poured a lot of love into his books. He will be missed.
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Another dreamer gone . . . Rest peacefully Sir Terry.
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adrianc0 wrote:


Akumanomi wrote:

Um... WHAT.
I don't know how to feel about this...
I've only gotten halfway through one of his books (Dodger) and he does write really well, but the pacing in it was just painful... Dodger had a lot of potential and even up to around the 200th page it still hadn't lived up to it.
He will be missed, though.


You should try reading one of his earlier books. He wrote Dodger during the later years of his Alzheimer's disease so the quality isn't as good. I really liked Men at Arms, Feet of Clay, The Fifth Elephant, The Truth, Night Watch, Monstrous Regiment, and Thud!.


Thanks. I'll try those ones.
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Tragic, I was so sad when I found out. I love how his books have such a great mix of silliness, satire, and philosophy. He will be greatly missed.
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The only book that I read from him was "Good Omens", which he co-wrote with Neil Gaiman. It was one of the few books that I had a hard time putting down. I really enjoyed it. I would love to read more of his work.

I'm going to miss him badly.
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oz100 wrote:

The only book that I read from him was "Good Omens", which he co-wrote with Neil Gaiman. It was one of the few books that I had a hard time putting down. I really enjoyed it. I would love to read more of his work.

I'm going to miss him badly.


You start with "The Color of Magic" enjoy.

"I'VE HAD ANOTHER NEAR RINCEWIND EXPERIENCE." sigh everyone needs to death like this from now on.


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