I sadly heard that my long-time hero Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, had past away yesterday! A rare sort of Alzheimer had finally killed off one off the most imaginary minds of modern times! In 2011 the writer appeared in the documentary about euthanasia Choosing To Die. By then he already suffered 3 years from this horrible decease! He was the creator of the amazing “Discworld” fantasy series that I read all, over and over again….and yes, I was a small collector of “Discworld” figurines and book cover artwork!
His amazing career in numbers:
Well over 70 books over a career spanning 44 years. Translated into 37 languages! And several films about the “Discworld” were made!
I will miss his “Discworld” books dearly, they were a great companion during the biggest part of my life and there is nothing else like them out there, believe me, I have looked for years! If you are not familiar with his books and you are in for a laugh and an amazing hilarious adventure in the Discworld, a world that is held up by 4 giant elephant that stand on the back of an even greater tortoise that floats slowly through the universe…..well than please do buy on off his book and become a instant fan of this genius!
Terryandrob wrote beautifully :
AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.
Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and into the black desert under the endless night.
Hans van Meer.