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R.I.P Terry Pratchett
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Mar 12, 2015, 11:54 AM
 
You'll be missed.
     
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Mar 12, 2015, 12:16 PM
 
Sad. I didn't know that it was that close, though of course he hasn't been writing much recently.
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Mar 12, 2015, 12:55 PM
 
This makes me so very sad. I want to know what happens next to so many of these characters.

Perhaps what is making me the saddest is knowing that someday my son, who loves his books, will read the last one.
     
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Mar 12, 2015, 12:56 PM
 
oh that's sad. I didn't realise it was so close.
His clever insightful and above all very very human way of writing will be missed.
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Mar 12, 2015, 01:02 PM
 
I heard he offed himself in the foreshadow of things to come. Alzheimer's doesn't kill, it makes you a vegetable.
If true, I'd do the same. It's a horrible disease. RIP now.
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Mar 12, 2015, 01:32 PM
 
He was a proponent of allowing "death with dignity" (ie assisted suicide), but publishers claim that he did not, in fact, do the deed.

His daughter Rhianna, probably best known for writing the script for various computer games, including the Tomb Raider reboot, will be his literary executor.
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Mar 12, 2015, 04:38 PM
 
No more hilarity to read?
     
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Mar 12, 2015, 05:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
No more hilarity to read?
Just a bit, right at the end : BBC News - How did Terry Pratchett tweet after his death?
     
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Mar 12, 2015, 06:38 PM
 
I met him once. He seemed a bit grumpy but I had just caught him at the very end of a book signing while he was packing up to leave. He still obliged me by signing a book for me before I even paid for it.

I too would choose to beat Alzheimers to the punch. In a heartbeat.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Mar 13, 2015, 03:20 AM
 
“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”

I have never read any of his books, but his audiobooks have been putting me to sleep for years
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Mar 14, 2015, 09:02 AM
 
Sad. I love his books for their insight, wit and humanity.
     
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Mar 14, 2015, 03:29 PM
 
rereading good omens now.
     
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Mar 15, 2015, 03:28 AM
 
Small Gods is one of my favourites.

Sausage in a bun anyone?
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Mar 15, 2015, 11:26 AM
 
The early books are fun and funny as anything but the later ones are far more ambitious in their scope. The Lipwig ones particularly on their examination of how our real world institutions really work.

I don't know a single university academic that doesn't feel like they work at UU
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