Discworld author Terry Pratchett at Trinity College Dublin in 2008

Terry faced his Alzheimer’s disease (an ’embuggerance’, as he called it) publicly and bravely. Over the last few years, it was his writing that sustained him. His legacy will endure for decades to come.

Terry Pratchett dead: Author died after struggle with Alzheimer’s (UKIndependent)


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38 thoughts on “Thief of Time

  1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

    This makes me very, very sad. He was a wonderful author and he took on Alzheimer’s with great bravery and humour.

    1. Mick Flavin

      +1…My favourite author in my teens…I must revisit him…sad…
      Did any of you nerds play the Discworld computer games?

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  3. CousinJack

    Great Writer
    Never understood why henever sued Jk Rowling for the direct rip of the Unseen University

    1. The Old Boy

      Humour, good-natured gentleness and an intimate understanding of the creative process?

    2. Don Pidgeoni

      I can’t remember the name of the book but there was one I read when I was about 8 that is way more similar than anything Terry Pratchett wrote. It was basically the first book in the series

  4. andyourpointiswhatexactly

    “The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.” – from Monstrous Regiment

  5. Paul

    Inspirational man. Reading Neil Gaiman talking about how Pratchett was to work with makes me understand what a treasure he was. Rest in peace.

    1. andyourpointiswhatexactly

      Good Omens! I’d never heard of Neil Gaiman, but bought the book because of TP. Great book.

      1. Paul

        and a great radio drama too. Pratchett and Gaiman cameo in the first episode as the two police officers who attempt to pursue Crowley in his car (I think the officers are even named as Terry and Neil).

        I’ll make a point to read one of his Death books as they’re my favourite.

        1. Slightly Bemused

          I recommend Reaper Man, so. It really goes into what death means in the circle of life. Fitting, I think

  6. RC

    “Until the clock wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone’s life is only the core of their actual existence.”

  7. Niallo

    Wasnt really getting pratchett, all goblins and elves and so on, that is until i read the line “DARK IN HERE ISNT IT ?”
    Pmsl and havent stopped, very sad news, the world will be a much greyer place without him,

  8. Shane

    Godspeed terry you wanted out when your memories finally left you but you beat them to it…. Rip

  9. megan

    Profoundly Sad. His books made a massive impression on me growing up. He’ll be very missed.

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