Haere ra Terry Pratchett

“I intend, before the endgame looms, to die sitting in a chair in my own garden with a glass of brandy in my hand and Thomas Tallis on the iPod, the latter because Thomas’s music could lift even an atheist a little bit closer to Heaven.
Oh, and since this is England, I had better add, ‘If wet, in the library.’

I woke up this morning and read Terry Pratchett had died.
Cover of Going Postal Cover of The colour of magic Cover of Wintersmith Cover of The last hero

I searched the catalogue, and found 189 things with him listed as author (he wrote more than 70 novels). And had a laugh at one of his famed creations – The Librarian, a wizard turned orang-utang “the only librarian who can rip off your arm with his leg.”

Haere ra Terry Pratchett, a great and magical writer, a great and magical human being.

It’s useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one.

4 thoughts on “Haere ra Terry Pratchett

  1. Juliet 13 March 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Thank you so much for this post, and the links. A great and magical writer indeed.

  2. Juliet 13 March 2015 / 1:12 pm

    PS The link to the BBC doesn’t seem to be working.

    • Donna 13 March 2015 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks Juliet, have fixed that BBC link now. It is well worth a read.

      • Juliet 13 March 2015 / 5:26 pm

        Thanks Donna. It is indeed well worth a read.

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