It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done
I was saddened to hear that the great Sir Terry Pratchett passed away yesterday, but glad to hear that it happened with cat and family around him.
Pratchett’s voice was something of a constant for me growing up. Good Omens was one of the first ‘grown up’ books I read, Tony Robinson’s excellent abridged readings of the Discworld series accompanied me on every family road-trip and holiday and when his latest book would come out, a precious hardback, or well-worn paperback would be passed down from mother to brother to me (seniority being important for determining who read first in the Cunliffe house).
As I got older, Pratchett’s writing and its various adaptations became a safe place to escape to when life was hard, a place of comforting comedy and wonderful characters that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
He will be missed.
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