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El Jefe

I am sure as sunrise that was his epitaph, written against the uncertainties of the day, of which he was more keenly aware than most modern humans even long before the diagnosis.

You might want to up that to "on a very, very short end of the list for best British author to start writing since 1939." Which is, despite the vagaries of the later twentieth century, saying something.

I shall be a long time with this. No other author I read had a world into which I slipped as seamlessly each time I read him, like the emotional imprint, the physical textures and presence, our loved ones leave in us. Nimoy was bad enough-- that such a genuinely fine life should have to end at all is always an awful thing -- but this rips part of my life from me just as surely as when my favorite uncle and best friend dies as they both did, suddenly and with far less expectation than Sir Terry, over the last couple of years.

I'll just come out and say it: 2015 needs to cut this shit out or we will have words, the year and I.

Kevin Wolf

I happily admit being introduced to Pratchett by your blog, Lance, just as I shamefully admit never having read any of his books. I think I'm intimidated by the sheer volume of volumes; of the sense that this has all been going on so long without me and I'd have to find my way in. (There are other reasons, life events that have disrupted my reading habits, but that's a long story.)

He's now moved farther up my To Read List.

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