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... I have never read a single one of his books and I never plan to. Life’s too short.
No offence, but Pratchett is so low on my list of books to read before I die that I would have to live a million years before getting round to him. I did flick through a book by him in a shop, to see what the fuss is about, but the prose seemed very ordinary.
Because life really is too short to waste on ordinary potboilers. I am not saying this as a complacent book snob who claims to have read everything. On the contrary, I am crushed by how many books I have not read.
But Terry Pratchett? Get real. It’s time we stopped this pretence that mediocrity is equal to genius.
Source - TheGuardian.com
The prose seemed very ordinary...
I don’t mean to pick on this particular author, except that the huge fuss attending and following his death this year is part of a very disturbing cultural phenomenon
Pratchett needs defending against Jonathan Jones in much the same way an aircraft carrier needs defending against a crazy man with a stick. - Martin Robins