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Author Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's

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posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 12:09 AM
BBC Article

For me personally this is very sad news. Terry Pratchett single handedly made me a reader, sure there are many other excellent writers out (many on ATS I might add!) there and so many fantastic stories to choose from, but it was the disc world that made me want to read the next book and the next book and so on and so forth!

His comments though are truly outstanding.

"I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think.

"I know it's a very human thing to say 'Is there anything I can do?' but in this case I would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry."

The powers that be should bloody well hurry up and Knight the fellow or make him a duke or something.

Duke Pratchett of little hollow bottom, or some such aptly named place.

I'm off to re-read the disc world series while humming the hedgehog song.

Peace be with you, my hero of the written word.


posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 03:57 AM
This is sad news, he is by far my favorite author.
They better do something in honor of him very soon.

posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 07:16 PM
reply to post by RuneSpider

Yeah it is sad, but like the great man said himself...

I ain't dead yet!


posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 08:04 PM
reply to post by ChiKeyMonKey

Terry who?

sorry, i'm sure terry would find it funny.
my favorite discworld book is Mort, i laughed so hard reading that, oh and Diggers too.

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