RIP Sir Terry Pratchett

My favourite author has passed away, he has blessed me  with uncountable hours of reading enjoyment. And of course my alias Rincewind is from his books. An amazing author who went on writing even with his Alzheimer disease. Sorry to see him pass away but his books will still continue to entertain me for many years to come.

Author Sir Terry sold over 85million books worldwide in 37 languages
Had public Alzheimer’s struggle and was vocal right-to-die campaigner
Writer was best known for fantasy novels set in flat planet Discworld

British fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett has died aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his publisher said today.

He sold more than 85million books worldwide in 37 languages, but also waged a very public struggle with Alzheimer’s disease in recent years – and was a vocal campaigner of the right to die.

The author was best known for his satirical fantasy novels set in Discworld, a flat planet resting on the back of four elephants, themselves perched on the back of a vast turtle moving through space.

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Announcement: Sir Terry’s thousands of fans on Twitter were alerted to the news of his death by a series of messages, finishing with: ‘The End’. The character of ‘death’ always speaks in capitals in the Discworld series

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
Terry Pratchett

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.
Terry Pratchett

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
Terry Pratchett

Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.
Terry Pratchett

Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up.
Terry Pratchett

He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting “All the Gods are bastards.”
Terry Pratchett

It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.
Terry Pratchett

Why the world loved Terry Pratchett:

About Rincewind

Love my vintage pinups, burlesque, smoking fetish and weirdness. Swedish person lived in Sweden, London and now Prague. Love moving around, metting new people. Open your mind for new experiences.

Posted on March 12, 2015, in Books and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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