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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2015, 07:53:13 PM »
In his honour may I suggest a memorium book club for him in May?
I am totally up for that. Really neat thought.

And the thing is you really can't go wrong with whatever is chosen, though Mort seems fitting somehow.
Or Reaper Man. And we could start on April, 28th instead of May, 1st. :)
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2015, 07:54:48 PM »
Sad to see such a well-regarded author die at such a young age.

Totally with you on that @Gariath, though Pratchett's death is another which has little resonance with me as I've never read anything by him.
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2015, 09:36:47 PM »
Very sad.
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2015, 11:13:18 PM »
I'm gutted, absolutely. Even though, I like any one else who followed his very public battle with Alzheimers, knew it was coming, it was still a shock. He will be much missed. I'm just glad I got to appreciate his work and that he has left a wonderful legacy that will endure for many years. As another poster said REST IN PEACE, SIR TERRY.

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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2015, 12:06:37 AM »
My dad used to tell me and my brother stories of Rincewind, DEATH and the Guards when we were kids. I will bloody miss his humour.
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2015, 02:18:00 AM »
This makes me very sad. He brightened so many lives with his fiction, and he was way too young.

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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2015, 07:46:08 AM »
"HELLO MR PRATCHETT....THERE'S NO JUSTICE, THERE'S JUST ME"

Thank you very much for all the laughs....

RIP

Edit: "SQUEAK"
« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 07:49:07 AM by Shimrod »

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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2015, 10:03:09 AM »
Judging by the couple of books I have read from him, he had really unique mind.

And by definition, such uniqueness is rare. Too rare, that is.

RIP Sir Terry

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RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2015, 10:08:38 AM »
XKCD made a comic in his honour: http://xkcd.com/1498/
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2015, 02:56:15 PM »
He will be sorely missed. Not enough comic writers of genius, unfortunately and that is one less.
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Thanks for all the great books, Terry Pratchett.
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2015, 04:35:46 PM »
"Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis." (Laplace)

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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2015, 05:49:03 PM »
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2015, 12:13:23 AM »
Just read an interview with Sir Terry's daughter, and thought it was quite endearing.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11471323/It-was-like-having-a-full-sized-hobbit-for-a-father.html

Also watched his documentary on Euthanasia (Choosing to Die, 2011), and found myself crying like an idiot. It is a subject I have always championed for, because of a sickly dog I had that made me learn a lot about suffering and death. I had no idea Sir Terry had made a documentary on the subject, and it was great, even if hard to stomach.

The world has really become poorer without him.
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Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2015, 08:37:21 PM »
Cool interview. Led me to this petition, where Death is petitioned to reinstate Sir Terry:
https://www.change.org/p/death-bring-back-terry-pratchett

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