Thursday, March 12, 2015

R.I.P. Terry Pratchett

"The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay of his publishing company, Transworld. Best known for the Discworld series, Sir Terry wrote more than 70 books over his lengthy career.He was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007, but continued writing, completing his final book last summer.

The author died at home "with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family," Mr Finlay said.
"In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him," he added. "As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: He did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention."

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)

Admittedly, I haven't read many of Pratchett's books. What I have read, I found to be very imaginative, clever, and humorous. It's no surprise that his unique fantasy novels sold more than 85 million copies. Even after being diagnosed with Dementia, Pratchett continued to write.  He will be missed, and I'm sure his inspiration will live on in generations of new writers.

Here is a link to his Wikipedia Bio.

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