As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and all-round amazing person died yesterday at the age of 66, following a battle with Alzheimer’s.
I’m not going to sit here and talk about how amazing his work was, because to be honest, I never got into his books. I was given The Colour of Magic when I was quite young, and I gave it a go but I think I was too young to appreciate it. I’ve been meaning to give it another try ever since.
I tried reading Good Omens last year too, but I really could not get into that either, despite having friends who LOVE it. I guess it just wasn’t my thing.
But, what I do know about Terry Pratchett, is from his documentaries and interviews, and he was such a funny, clever, ridiculously brilliant man with the most amazing take on life. He was my favourite Atheist!
If you haven’t watched Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, you must! Although it wasn’t an easy watch the first time around, so I imagine it would be pretty heart-breaking now.
Anyway, let’s not dwell on what has ended, but enjoy what he shared with us.