Terry Pratchett

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I’ve been in love with this man ever since I was a teen and read The Carpet People. I’ve read every little thing he’s ever written multiple multiple multiple times too – they grow my soul and make me laugh like no one else has ever done. Right now I have to take my eyeball to some place where it can vegetate in the closed position, but old one eye or not, I’ll write my tribute to the greatest comedy fantasy writer of all time tomorrow. It will be EPIC. It will be VERY LONG. It will be full of love, and rude humour. In the meantime, I’m pretty sure our Sir Terry had some awesome rat-on-a-stick nibbles out for the reaper, and some knock out Ankh Morpork booze. So sorry that your next book will be written amongst the stars, but those of us who believe in the great A’Tuin – that the turtle moves – know that we will find you again some day. We’ll read your next book there. With me always Sir Terry Pratchett.

Rest In Peace and Never Leave Us.

Photo Credit - The Guardian
Photo Credit – The Guardian

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55 thoughts on “Terry Pratchett

    The Story Reading Ape said:
    March 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    My Hero and Inspiration SIR TERRY PRATCHETT has finally got rid of what he called “My Buggerance” – Alzheimers
    Wherever you have gone Terry – may it be an afterlife you enjoy…

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    Gale A. Molinari said:
    March 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
    the world has lost a little of it’s sparkle with his passing but he lives every writers dream in leaving behind a lot of himself. Rest well sir.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks for sharing Gale! He’s definitely still with us in good ways. 🙂

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    the dune mouse said:
    March 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    rest in peace

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    The greatest gift for someone like Terry Pratchett who has suffered from Alzeimers is to remember every last word he wrote and said for him.. Jo leading the way…

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing my lovely friend! What I love is that his family said that his writing was his saving grace and he wrote to the end too. I’ll be reading his books till my end for sure. XXXXXX

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    TanGental said:
    March 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Reblogged this on TanGental and commented:
    If I learnt anything about writing humour it was from Sir Terry Pratchett. And then on top there was the courageously public way he showed how he dealt with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. One of the gentle modern heroes and a loss to the world of great writing. Jo’s tribute here says it better than I.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing! I love your words …One of the gentle modern heroes…. You’re so right – it seems that humour and kindness went hand in hand with his genius.

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        TanGental said:
        March 16, 2015 at 8:31 pm

        Just to have spent an hour, snuggled inside his synapses, enjoying his uniquely surreal take on the world… bliss.

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    Let's CUT the Crap! said:
    March 12, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    This is the first I’ve heard. Still a young man. What a loss. ❤

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    davidprosser said:
    March 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    An amazing man with a fantastic sense of humour and a sense of the ridiculous. I shall miss his books very much.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Definitely the most epic of souls David. I read his books over and over – I reckon I’ve read Wyrd Sisters about twenty times over the years – love all his words. xxx MASSIVE HUGS xxx ❤

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        davidprosser said:
        March 16, 2015 at 10:51 pm

        One more book to come I understand. That will be bitter sweet.
        xxx Hugs Galore xxx

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    Erica Herd said:
    March 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    And he had the early onset Alzheimer’s, what a shame. I know how awful it is as my mom has been suffering with it for almost 5 years.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      I’m so sorry for you and your mom Erica. It must be so incredibly hard for her, and also for you. Such an awful, awful thing to have.

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        Erica Herd said:
        March 17, 2015 at 4:52 pm

        Thanks, Jo. We take one day at a time.

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    Kev said:
    March 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    R.I.P Terry. Suffer no more.

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    willowdot21 said:
    March 12, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Wonderful man my favourite book is Book of Bad Omens !

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    noelleg44 said:
    March 12, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Your poor eye! Hope there’s some improvement. I just discovered Terry Pratchett, thanks to a friend of mine, a while ago. Love his Discworld.
    What a shame that he died relatively young and of that terrible disease that takes the mind away, Alzheimer’s.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks Noelle – I feel like I’m in the wars with bits and pieces. It’s brilliant that you’ve just discovered him – you’ve got seventy books to get stuck into now. You’re so right – hopefully they’ll find a cure for it soon – it’s awful losing such an amazing and genius soul.

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    olganm said:
    March 13, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Sad news indeed.

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    softsenta said:
    March 13, 2015 at 1:04 am

    He was a great writer and a giant in the SF field. I’m so glad he went the way he wanted to. We shall miss him

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    eloisedesousa said:
    March 13, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Reblogged this on Thoughts by Mello-Elo and commented:
    A tribute to a great man.

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    inavukic said:
    March 13, 2015 at 1:42 am

    May he rest in God’s peace and our fond memories

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    mgill0627 said:
    March 13, 2015 at 5:02 am

    What a loss. He was so young. He has been such an inspiration to me.

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    Mira Prabhu said:
    March 13, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    Terry Pratchett passes away but his legacy does not…read what Jo Robinson has to say…and thank you Story-Reading Ape!

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    Patrick Jones said:
    March 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    What a great tribute, Jo!! Take care!

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    teagan geneviene said:
    March 13, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    That was lovely, Jo. I didn’t know he passed away. Hugs.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Teagan. It was a bit of a shock for me too – I knew he had Alzheimers, but I though he had many good years to go still. HUGS!

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    Lance Greenfield said:
    March 13, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Reblogged this on Lance Greenfield.

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    Sherry Carroll said:
    March 14, 2015 at 2:38 am
    Cate Russell-Cole said:
    March 14, 2015 at 7:10 am

    I am absolutely gutted to hear of his death. The world will never be as good.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      You’re right Cate – there will never, ever be another Terry. I like to think his essence is still hovering around his books though. ❤

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    Cate Russell-Cole said:
    March 14, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Sorry, me again. Did you receive my email about the change in blog address. I am back here on wp.com after being hacked. Now supporting writers at http://octopusink.org

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Hacked! How rotten for you, especially after all the trouble you went to. I’m diving into emails now, and not doing anything else away from my computer till I’m caught up everywhere, so I’ll dig for your immediately.

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    danniehill said:
    March 14, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    wonderful writer. He will be missed, except for those just starting to read him.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Those starting out have got a lot of brilliant reads. I love re-reading all his books, although I’ve still got a couple of his newer one’s waiting for me to start in on – my TBR list seldom allows time for my old faves these days. HUGS! X

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    luciemuses said:
    March 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Yes, I am sad he died, but he probably wanted to. What an imagination! My favourite is ” Small Gods” – Gods get smaller when nobody believes in them. I will miss Terry Pratchett badly.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      March 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Another excellent fave! Even though it was so hilarious, it did make me wonder about how real a belief in something can make it.

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    Margaret Lynette Sharp said:
    March 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Lovely tribute 🙂

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    Ellen Hawley said:
    March 18, 2015 at 10:19 am

    He sounds like he was a wonderfully generous human being. And he was definitely a very funny one.

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    Minuscule Moments said:
    March 27, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    A big fan and about to share him with my daughter. thats the beauty of his writing, we can pass it on.

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