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    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    RIP Terry Pratchett

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Lemex, Mar 12, 2015.

    Yeah, you read that right. :(

    I used to love his stuff when I was about 11 or 12. What a real shame.
     
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    WHAT!? This is sad news. I never knew he had Alzheimer's. I guess it's because he continued to publish even after he was diagnosed. RIP.
     
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    Lemex, Komposten and minstrel like this.
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    :( shame, ive only just started reading his books as well, (well The Colour of Magic anyway) at least he didnt have to go through the Alzheimer's so much, and was able to finish his last book.
     
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    Interesting that he kept writing with dementia. There's hope for the aging brain. :)
     
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    Oh, that's bad. Don't start with that one. Start with Mort. Then go back and read The Light Fantastic. Then jump sideways to Wyd Sisters, and Gaurds Gaurds and then start reading them in order. The Colour of Magic is not a good representation of Pratchetts style, humor, or tone. On top of that, it's really not that funny.
     
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    RIP Terry.
    One of my favourite authors.
    He wrote superb books which tackled all sorts of subjects in clever and humorous ways. My favourites included Soul Music, The Truth and Going Postal.
     
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    Yeah, I'm bummed. One of my very favourite living authors, and now he's not. RIP indeed. What a bloody waste of a great mind and, by all accounts, a very principled and loveable guy. Shit. Crap. Just not fair. Not fair at all.
     
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    I agree. Colour of Magic isn't bad, but I don't think Pratchett's skills were as honed at that point. Mort seems a good place to start.
     
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    Absolutely gutted. I don't usually care when celebrities pop it but he was a seriously amazing man.
    His works are the only things I go back to over and over, it's gutting to know there won't be any more!
     
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    Yeah, he fought on, and wrote on despite his Alzheimers - but was only getting worse recently. :/ Damn, this is a really depressing day.
     
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    Sorry to hear about this. :( I never read any of his books, but he's a literary legend from what I've told.

    RIP, Terry Pratchett. :(
     
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    All the good writers are dying :( Banks 2 years ago, now Pratchett. Genuinely gutted.
     
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    Lemex That's Lord Lemex to you. Contributor

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    Seamus Heaney was not terribly long ago too. :(
     
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    Aw man :(

    Never thought I'd actually hear that one
     
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    it's sad that hes gone. he was among my favourite writers, and by far the most fun to read.
     
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    i always loved the wee free men and the gods trilogy (small gods, hogfather, pyramids). most of Deaths series i like. and Unseen University stuff.

    haven't started on rincewind yet but i will.

    never quite got into the nightwatch stuff.
     
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    we still have derek landy, he's a somewhat specific taste but his sense of humour isn't too different from pratchett.
     
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    The Truth is one of my favourite books (and I started re-reading it the other day after I heard Pratchett died)
     

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