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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:

Tuesday book club

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So finished 3 books since last time. The first book on my review is why only 3 books since last because its bloody huge.  🙂

Steven Erikson “Gardens of the moon” –  A great fantasy book which I definitely got stuck with so am happy that it’s a series so I can continue reading this wonderful fantasy setting. A definitely 5 star one. ★★★★★ (5 stars out of 5)

The Malazan world was devised by Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont, initially as a setting for a role-playing game. Gardens of the Moon began as a movie script but evolved into a novel, which Erikson completed in 1991–92 but failed to sell. Say what! And damn u Bob, he is a Winnipeg author so another great reason except the hockey and food to visit. 🙂

Isaac Asimov “Foundation” – I remember reading this when I was a kid in love with scifi and its definitely not your normal science fiction book.  Not much action but it gets you hooked. I am happy to say I still love this book. ★★★★★ (5 stars out of 5)

Terry Pratchett “Reaper man” – a super addition to the Discworld books. Death is getting replaced and he has finally time to use up before hos demise but that means no one is taking care of business so its up to the wizards and the undead Windle Poons (ex wizard) to sort things out. Great reading.  ★★★★★ (5 stars out of 5)

So have actually just read great books this time. Hope you read them and agree with me.

Finally a Rincewind stamp

Thanks to Summertime for letting me know about these new stamps being issued by the Royal Mail UK. "Magical Realms" stamps featuring characters from fantasy stories, including Harry Potter. Other stories featured include the legend of King Arthur, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.
See the similiarites below between me and my alter ego  

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and for those who didn’t know where the name Rincewind comes from, it’s from a brilliant series called ‘The Discworld’ by Terry Pratchett. Love the coward wizard who  runs away from danger but always ends up being the involuntary hero of the story.

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<— and this is my kinda woman… 🙂

 

Hmm… wasn’t sure if I was going to put this blog post under mixed stuff or Sexy pictures just because of my hot sexy face there. LOL!

Terry Pratchett quotes

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

Continued…

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