Talk:1498: Terry Pratchett

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Many were the books of Terry Pratchet... and I haven't read any of them. RIP Sir Terry. 08:22, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

RIP Sir Terry :'( 10:17, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

It is so sad. He was ill with early onset Alzheimer's the last eight years, and he still continued to write about a new book each year, and also four in the The Long Earth series together with Stephen Baxter. I have read almost all his books, only waiting for the latest books to come out in paper back. His Discworld series is monumental, and almost all of the 40 books are worth reading, and most of the times the series just got better and better from book to book. Might just begin reading them all again, once I have gotten hold of and read the last published book Raising Steam. (One last(?) book will be out in the fall, as will the last of the Long Earth series. But here another author are there to finish any loose ends). You will be missed, and thanks to Randall for making this comic. RIP. --Kynde (talk) 10:23, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

I hadnt seen the news but the moment i saw the Title i knew what had prompted this xkcd. RIP and thank you. Plm-qaz snr (talk) 12:07, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

There was a comic that included a speculation on how much shelf space to leave for Terry Pratchett books, but I can't remember which one. Can anyone else remember and add a link? Jasqm (talk) 13:44, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

It seems to be -boB (talk) 14:33, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Not sure if it has been mentioned, but there is an optical illusion in this strip; the corners between frames look like they have dark circles in them. Kirdneh (talk) 15:28, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

The thing about Terry Pratchett's books, especially his Discworld series, is that you don't know how much you've read until you look at the series as a whole. I mean, I've *only* read all the Rincewind books, the City Watch books, most of the Weatherwax witch books, a couple of the one-shots, the Moist von Lipwig books, the Death books, etc. You don't realize how far you've come until you stop and turn around to look at where you've been. RIP Sir Terry Pratchett.-- 15:32, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Even this comic was a little bit on the mind-blowing side, and so I'm probably going to end up spending a bunch of money on books I'll likely take years to even start reading... 16:16, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Never before have I commented here, and I probably never will again. Just wanted to mark this comic in particular. Thank you Randall. Thank you Terry. RIP. 16:57, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Same thing here. Thank you for everything, Terry. RIP. 02:12, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

His books brought so much knowledge and enlightenment. Foldark (talk) 00:11, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

On another level, Cueball walking to the edge of the leaf and pausing allows us to ponder the next (unseen) panel. Does Cueball return to the relative safety of his flower, the only life he has known, or does he leap off the leaf in a bold move into a new world, new challenges, and new adventures? 12:18, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

The Bromeliad Trilogy was a great series of books from a great author, and one of my favorite symbolic moments is after most of the characters have left Earth, and turn to see the planet eclipsing the sun and looking "for all the world, like a flower". -Pennpenn 02:37, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Terry Pratchett plays the pronoun game in the quoted text "once you know the world is full of things like that, your life is never the same." Are we never the same after learning about the bromeliad frogs, or about the ground? For Cueball, and us the readers, it is clearly the ground. -Drake Aedus 09:27, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, this is getting me to read discworld. Netherin5 (talk) 14:09, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Certainly a fantastic writer and an inspiration to many people. GNU Terry Pratchett Viridiansurfer (talk) 13:18, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

I had the chance to hear Sir Pterry speak once, and to applaud him in person. I'm so glad I had the chance to express my admiration and gratitude. Nitpicking (talk) 12:16, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

I read The Colour of Magic when it was first published. I had to wait a year for the sequel, The Light Fantastic. I read every single book he wrote as they came out over the years until the very last. In 1991 I was fortunate enough to meet him when he came out to South Africa. I still offered to buy him a banana Daiquiri :P He was unfailingly polite. -- The Cat Lady (talk) 22:08, 13 June 2022 (UTC)