The Scented Llama of Doom Best not to ask really...

I Prefer Au Revoir

I was a reclusive ten or eleven year old when I read my first Terry Pratchett book. I found Only You Can Save Mankind in our primary school library and absolutely loved it. At the time it was the only Terry Pratchett book available to me but it wasn’t long until I discovered Witches Abroad and the Discworld. It never occurred to me they were by the same author until I saw Only You Can Save Mankind in the list of other published books which are conveniently arranged in the front.

That was the start of it. I’ve read the entire Discworld series a few times over. I have a relatively complete collection of the books (although with numerous casualties via lending). I don’t think a year has gone by, since 1992, that I haven’t read something written by Sir Terry. I can’t even begin to explain how much of an impact his writing has made on my life.

‘Goodbye,’ Mort said, and was surprised to find a lump in his throat. ‘It’s such an unpleasant word, isn’t it?’

QUITE SO. Death grinned because, as has so often been remarked, he didn’t have much option. But possibly he meant it, this time.


- Mort

Sir Terry Pratchett 1948 - 2015