Thursday, 12 March 2015

R.I.P. Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015

A very sad day for his many admirers - Terry Pratchett, author of the DISCWORLD series, has died aged 66. I can't believe there will be no more Discworld novels - he never seemed to run out of ideas, and was so witty and stylish.

This is my favourite quote:

The proliferation of iridescent crystals and luminous fungi in dark caves where the torchlessly improvident hero needs to SEE is one of the most obvious examples of the intrusion of narrative causality into the physical universe.  (The last Continent).

Can never decide which is my favourite novel, but I loved GOING POSTAL, which is really a polemic against privatisation. 

Oh to make some of Nanny Ogg's Carrot and Oyster Pie. I expect Terry is already leading Death a merry dance.

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