Thursday, 13 December 2007

Sad News [Noticias Tristes]

It was announced yesterday that Terry Pratchett, my all-time favourite author, has early-onset Alzheimer's.

An embuggerance indeed.

4 comments:

Jin said...

I saw it on Sky Drivel this morning & was really shocked. Such a talented man & he must have a hundred more books tucked away in the sludge, but won't be able to get the words out. Bugger.

I believe he has a new book out btw.......have you got it? Sorry I haven't had time to read much of yours - I will though, promise :-)

Keefieboy said...

Jin: His latest book is 'Making Money', an yes, of course I've got it. Pterry has very conveniently bringing out a new DiscWorld book a fortnight before my birthday for years and years. So BetterArf never has to think too much about what to get me! It'll be a bit of problem if the supply of fresh ones dries up!

MamaDuck said...

Good grief guys. Give the man a break. Or at least a link to his site on the subject of 'I aten't dead'.

Jin said...

I saw the book (Making Money) in Jashanmal in AD Mall a coupla days back, but they wanted 170 durries for it, so I passed up the chance to buy it. (buggrit!)

With luck & perhaps the aid of some good medication, Mr TP can hopefully knock out enough books to keep Better Arf going in pressies for a few years yet :-)