Why we care that Terry Pratchett has died (10 reasons)

This is one of the best tributes I’ve seen to Terry Pratchett and eloquently explains much of what I have experienced in his writing.

Occasional Mumbling

Sir Terry Pratchett has, as you know, died. The general reaction to this has been one of unalloyed and exceptionless dismay, tempered only by the comfort of knowing how close the nature of his death was to his stated hopes, and by the reassurance of the author’s many wise and uplifting sayings about death over the years. It feels almost rude to grieve too passionately over the death of a man who chose the Latin translation of “Don’t fear the reaper” as his heraldic motto.

So people have taken no doubt some comfort from knowing that Pterry (as his fans have long called him) died well – and, indeed, so far as the public can judge, lived well. But there has still been great distress, or at least a very deep grief, at his passing.

Why?

I guess that seems a somewhat harsh question to ask. After all, people are…

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About Dave

A reader and writer of speculative fiction. See my website for more information on me and my writing. https://dlmorrese.wordpress.com/

Posted on April 20, 2015, in Speculative Fiction. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Most welcome. Thanks for taking the time to write such a thorough post. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the compliment.

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