Rules
Terms of Use

Topic Options
#1086996 - Thu Mar 12 2015 12:07 PM Terry Pratchett, RIP
Santana2002 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Mon Apr 14 2003
Posts: 8711
Loc: France
Aged 66 and ill with early-onset Alzheimer's, English author Terry Pratchett has passed away today.
His books always make me smile.


"Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages." ~Terry Pratchett.
Enjoy your freedom, Terry, RIP
_________________________
It's hard to be perfect when you're human

Top
#1087009 - Thu Mar 12 2015 12:54 PM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
Chavs Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Jul 15 2011
Posts: 1142
Loc: Ireland
Ah, sorry to hear that. His fans are some of the most loyal to be found, meaning he was very special to his readers, but he was quite a unique man in general, I think, very intelligent, imaginative, and a great communicator -- a positive force in our world. I hope he felt proud of himself and knew he'd done good.

Nice collection of quotes:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/mar/12/terry-pratchett-in-quotes-15-of-the-best

Top
#1087014 - Thu Mar 12 2015 02:10 PM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
rossian Online   content
Moderator

Registered: Sat Jun 10 2006
Posts: 3385
Loc: Merseyside UK
My daughter is a huge fan of his books and met him at books signings a couple of times. He seemed a genuinely nice man, although I could never get 'into' his books personally.
_________________________
Editor - Animals & Sci/Tech

Top
#1087018 - Thu Mar 12 2015 02:33 PM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
deputygary Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Thu May 24 2007
Posts: 283
Loc: South Dakota USA
That is very sad. I really love his books. And as good as the Discworld books are, I think I like Wee Free Men and The Bromeliad Trilogy even better.
_________________________
"When you argue for your limitations, they become yours."--Richard Bach, Illusions

Top
#1087026 - Thu Mar 12 2015 03:47 PM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
ren33 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12406
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
Thanks Toni. Yes a great character.
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#1087045 - Thu Mar 12 2015 06:02 PM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
agony Offline

Administrator

Registered: Sat Mar 29 2003
Posts: 14800
Loc: Western Canada
Take a look at the last tweets from his Twitter account.... http://mashable.com/2015/03/12/author-terry-pratchett-died/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

Top
#1087054 - Thu Mar 12 2015 07:45 PM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
ren33 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12406
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
How very, very moving that is.
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#1087062 - Thu Mar 12 2015 08:29 PM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
zorba_scank Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Tue Feb 20 2007
Posts: 2057
Loc: Sydney, Australia
I love his books and I even have my own collection of lines that have touched me or made me think. He will be missed. Thanks for the link to the last tweets, agony.
_________________________
"Don't do something permanently stupid just because you are temporarily upset."

Top
#1087071 - Thu Mar 12 2015 10:20 PM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
spanishliz Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22145
Loc: Ontario Canada
I also love his books. They make me laugh out loud sometimes, and that can only be a good thing. Those tweets are very touching, thank you for the link.

Top
#1087274 - Sun Mar 15 2015 02:16 AM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
MotherGoose Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Mon Apr 22 2002
Posts: 4815
Loc: Western Australia
I must confess, I have not read any Terry Pratchett although I am well aware of his works and what they are all about. It's just that I am not a huge fan of fantasy and science fiction.

So...I was at my local second hand bookshop today and I decided I would have a try, so I bought a couple ("Going Postal" and "Nightwatch"). The copy of "Nightwatch" was a beautiful hardback edition in mint condition AND it was autographed. At only $18 AUS it was a real bargain! Am wondering if the lady in the bookshop was aware that it was autographed.
_________________________
Don't say "I can't" ... say " I haven't learned how, yet." (Reg Bolton)

Top
#1087278 - Sun Mar 15 2015 04:42 AM Re: Terry Pratchett, RIP
agony Offline

Administrator

Registered: Sat Mar 29 2003
Posts: 14800
Loc: Western Canada
"Nightwatch" is one of my favourites, MG. I don't know if I would classify it as fantasy, except very roughly. I mean, it's set in a nonexistent place and has some fantastical creatures, but all that is merely stage setting.

Top

Moderator:  LeoDaVinci, ren33, TabbyTom