“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.”
Authors are amazing people, we don't know them but from their work we learn about them and of them without ever getting the chance to meet them. Terry Pratchett gave us the Discworld series of books which managed to take fantasy, humour and social commentary and turn them into a fascinating place where I could happily have spent many more hours.
That no new Discworld books will be coming makes the future just a little bleaker, makes me a little angrier about the short time we get on this planet. Terry Pratchett made a huge indelible mark on the world and generations not yet even a twinkle in an eye will get to enjoy his remarkable stories.
It says something that with Pratchett's passing I feel a sense of loss similar to losing a good friend that you haven't been in contact with for a while.
If you haven't enjoyed the work of Terry Pratchett I would heartily recommend you track down copy of The Colour of Magic and immerse yourself in the Discworld.
Today the Great A'Tuin lowers his head in respect.