Posted by Amos M. Carpenter
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!