In memory: Sir Terry Pratchett

A very good friend wrote a beautiful piece on Terry Pratchett and what he meant to her. That final line…so say we all…

Rest in Peace and Eternal Memory, Terry.

Anna Kashina

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In the past year and a half, I lost too many loved ones. Today’s news of the very untimely death of Sir Terry Pratchett, one of my all-time favorite authors, made me re-live those losses and cry for a person I barely knew. Or, did I?

My first introduction to Sir Terry’s works was nearly accidental. Back in late nineties, I — at the time an aspiring fantasy author — decided to attend an author’s event at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena, to see a bestselling author with my own eyes. Terry Pratchett.

Waiting for his appearance, I picked up one of his books from a stand, attracted by the promise of witches and elves. I opened it on a random page near the beginning and read one phrase: “You could bounce rocks off her pride.” Those of you familiar with Sir Terry’s Discworld series may recognize the description of young…

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2 comments

  1. I didn’t read his books as often as I’d like. But I enjoyed what I read and my sister is a big fan. I’d definitely recommend him. His early works were his funniest to me but they were all great books.

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