Terry Pratchett – A to Z: T

T is for Terry Pratchett, OBE, author of the insanely funny Discworld series. Sir Terry was one of the pioneers of writing on computers and one of the first authors to have an active online presence (back in the days when “social media” meant “Usenet newsgroups”). Sadly, he suffers from early-onset Alzheimer’s, but is still able to write using voice recognition software or by dictation. Hopefully, he will continue to amuse the world with his unique blend of fantasy and comedy for a long time to come.

I read The Colour of Magic a very long time ago, but still remember giggling like a school girl at some of the jokes. I still haven’t read all of the Discworld books, but some of my other favourites are Mort (Death is one of my favourite characters), Eric, Hogfather, Night Watch, and Going Postal.

My apologies, I could and probably should go on writing a bit more about this great author who deserves better than one of my shortest posts ever, but I’m battling a cold and will have to call it a night here. Good luck to anyone still doing the A to Z Challenge!

About Amos M. Carpenter

Web dev by day, author by night, and generally interested in (and opinionated about) way too many things.

Posted on 23 April, 2014, in A to Z Challenge Part III, Authors, Books, Writing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Terry Pratchett is an awesome author, I love his books, The characters he creates are incredible!

    • Couldn’t agree more, I haven’t found a Terry Pratchett book yet that I didn’t like and that didn’t make me laugh… 😀

      Thanks for commenting, Mishka, despite my awfully short post.

      • It was a great post 😀 I’ve been enjoying all your A-Z challenge posts.

      • Much appreciated! 🙂 I must admit I’ve recently been pretty busy and have neglected reading other bloggers’ posts, which I’ll definitely have to catch up on this long weekend (just made a start from your blog which led me to about four or five others…). This A to Z thing has been more demanding that I’d expected!

  2. Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite authors. My current favorite of the series is Going Postal, but my favorite character is Death. A bad day can always be made better by sitting down and traveling on the back of a turtle to Discworld.

  3. Yay for Discworld! I have a hold on ‘Witches Abroad’ at the library, and have been eagerly waiting on the hold status every day through the website. Recently it’s flipped over to ‘trace’, which means, I think, “I could have sworn we had that book here somewhere…” 😀

    I love Discworld Death too, especially in Reaper Man. “There is no hope but us. There is no mercy but us. There is no justice. There is Just Us.” 🙂

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