Saturday, December 15, 2007

All else has been overshadowed by the news that one of my favourite authors of all time is ill. Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld, has a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's. I find it fascinating and a little scary how one can feel a closeness and affinity with somebody one has never met - like authors. For me a good book is like heaven, and Pratchett has provided so very many good books.

I remember when Douglas Adams passed away due to a sudden heart attack. I cried, and carried a towel around for a day (you'd have to be a fan to get that).

I can only hope, firstly, that Pratchett and his family are coping with the news, and secondly (selfishly) that he has a few good books left in him yet.

4 comments:

Lletna said...

Isn't it amazing what information I'm able to transfer to you!

For some reason it doesn't suprise me that you blogged that bit of information about Mr. Pratchett.

He's media release did say he had a couple of books still in him.

dinahmow said...

A pox on these illnesses that blight the good!Why aren't certain unpleasant "leaders" struck down?
Loved the way Pratchett's mind worked when I first read him.
And a Douglas Adams book (co-authored) is always on my desk, beside the OED.
Yes, do read Pullman before you see the movie.

dinahmow said...

A pox on these illnesses that blight the good!Why aren't certain unpleasant "leaders" struck down?
Loved the way Pratchett's mind worked when I first read him.
And a Douglas Adams book (co-authored) is always on my desk, beside the OED.
Yes, do read Pullman before you see the movie.

homo escapeons said...

How the Reaper randomnly selects it's victims doesn't make any sense to me. It isn't fair.

Karma Schmarma!