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Postby Endoperez » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:30 pm

Terry Pratchett was my favourite author.

Was.

And I'm sad.

He wrote fantastic books set in a silly, fantastic world, but the stories resonate so strongly with the real world...

His books changed how I think about all sorts of things.

If you've never read any of his works before, and would like to, then I suggest The Reaper Man. It's one of his early works, and you might not like the entirety of it, but some parts of it have stayed with me ever since I first read it.

It is about Death. The fellow in the black robes, with a scythe. He got fired. New policy, see - they want more efficiency. As the book goes, he tries his hand on a new field. In agriculture, as a matter of fact.

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"What can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the Reaper Man?" -DEATH
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby Glabbit » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:40 pm

Endoperez wrote:Terry Pratchett was my favourite author.

Was favourite living author and still is favourite author generally, I presume.
He's still my own favourite, and being vitally challenged isn't going to change that.

I was practically raised by that man.
Well, by his books.

You know what I mean.

Good ol' Pratchett.
Rest in peace, you magnificent soul.
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby Endoperez » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:10 pm

Glabbit wrote:You know what I mean.


Every word and thought.

Just like you said, he is still the favourite author when the dead are included. It's strange how a man I never met gave me so much, me and so many others. If not a parent, then he was at the very least a teacher.
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby Phoenixwarrior141 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:08 am

EVERYONE IS DYING NOWADAYS DEAR GOD
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby Endoperez » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:21 am

“No one knew where you were before you were born, but when you were born, it wasn't long before you found you'd arrived with your return ticket already punched.”

But then again...

“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...”

Both from the Reaper Man.
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Postby Grayswandir » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:23 pm

I think I'll go back and read some of the Terry Pratchett books I have.
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby EPR89 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:40 pm

I have been wanting to read one of his books for over a year now and never got around to it.

I feel kind of bad for not taking the time now.
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby Sehiro » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:19 am

‘No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…’ – Reaper Man
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby Endoperez » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:01 pm

https://twitter.com/rhipratchett/status ... 2776396800
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I received two Pratchetts today, in Finnish. One is a copy of Reaper Man, for me, the other is Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. That one's a gift.
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby Glabbit » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:13 am

Endoperez wrote:Image

That's... actually quite beautiful.
Well done, Pratchett.
Well done.
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Re: Terry Pratchett :(

Postby serwusek » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:02 am

of course this is great loss for literature but He will always be in our memory by his books
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