This isn’t the post I was planning to publish today, but when I got home I heard the news that Sir Terry Pratchett had lost his battle with Alzheimers. Terry was one of my favourite authors – his vivid imagination, dark sense of humour, inventiveness and quirky writing style (1) brought his Discworld characters to life. They are his legacy and will keep his memory alive for generations to come .
He also seemed a thoroughly nice chap, with an enquiring, incisive intellect. It makes the method of his passing even more tragic. I hope that on his journey Terry meets the Death character he so brilliantly characterised.
RIP Terry – my thoughts are with your friends and family at this sad time.
(1) I loved the footnotes