A while back I started talking about my two favourite authors. The first was Carl Sagan and now it’s time for the second. Many guessed correctly.

The wonderful and sadly missed Terry Pratchett.

Back in 1983 my mum bought me a book for Christmas. She would always buy me a book as a present. I had no idea who Terry was. Mum had heard him on the TV and thought maybe I would like his new book. I loved it….. He became my favourite author.

That was it. A tradition. Every new Terry book would be given to me at either Christmas or on my Birthday. She never missed a release. Apart from one. His last book. She never got round to buying that one, she would have if she had more time.

The Shepherds Crown was a tough read. Memories of mum and Terry. I decided to not read the last page. I can still say I’ve still not finished reading all his books….

Terry now has his own international day. April 28th. Let’s indulge in a bit of Pratchett wisdom a bit earlier than that.

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they haven’t forgotten this.

Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.

Evil begins when you start to treat people as things.

Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.

And what would humans be without love? RARE said Death.

If cats looked like frogs we’d realise what nasty, cruel little b*****s they are.

Always be wary of any helpful little item that weighs less than its operating manual.

The enemy isn’t men, or women, it’s bloody stupid people and no one has the right to be stupid.

The presence of those seeking truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they have found it.

So much universe and so little time.

47 thoughts on “Terry

  1. My husband LOVES Terry Pratchett. He reads and re-reads his books constantly. And it doesn’t matter how many times he has read the books, he still laughs his head off. Have you watched “Good Omens” on Amazon?

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      1. It is very well done. I think they did a terrific job casting Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowley. There is a whole lot going on in those six episodes, and I had to watch it more than once to catch it all. But if you have read the book, then it will seem familiear.

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  2. I recognize the name and had to look up his books. Can you believe I’ve never read him?! How is that even possible?!

    When my readers block finally leaves and I’m capable of reading again, I’ll have to correct that!

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  3. I’m making my way through the series and loving it! It does feel like one of those things I’ll come back to again and again 🙂 And now I know Terry has a day I’m marking that!


  4. Terry Pratchett is wonderful. I can’t claim to have all of his books, but I do have a fair number and all of them are laugh out loud funny.

    Especially the ones with Granny Weatherwax in them 🙂

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  5. Oh well that man shadows my attempts at writing the absurd. He was put here by a group of didactic alien surrealists as part of a literature competition and missed the bus home. There’s no one with his eye for the literal metaphor and the alternate reality inhabited by cliché lifeforms. I miss Sir T as I miss my mother’s knitwesr; both needed imagination to enjoy but the humour was close to the surface. Having subscribed to Audible, I’ve been listening to his back catalogue again. I think I’m in love with Going Postal a simply stunning account of the secret life of correspondence and how letters would do just fine if people wouldn’t interfere so much. I didn’t know he had a day. I will set it aside and remember to get it out and put it in a vase. Thank you, Gary.

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