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Alzheimer's forces Terry Pratchett to cancel appearance

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FiveExclamations Thu 03-Jul-14 09:12:19

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Ridiculous to be tearful over someone who I've never met and who still "Aten't Dead".

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Degustibusnonestdisputandem Thu 03-Jul-14 09:14:22


I went to a talk he gave in Melbourne when 'Going Postal' was released, it just aten't fair!!

ghostisonthecanvas Thu 03-Jul-14 09:17:29

Its not ridiculous, he is a talented and funny man. I read your thread title and just feel so sad for him and his family. I am a massive fan and he has been so dignified and brave. sad

cadidog Thu 03-Jul-14 09:22:14

He's a class act. So sorry, I saw him being interviewed by Jon Snow (another class act) on C4 news a few months back and while he struggled slightly he did sound well.

FiveExclamations Thu 03-Jul-14 09:31:50

Well if it isn't ridiculous then I feel better about going beyond tearful and having a bit of a snotty cry. I first discovered his books a couple of years after my dad died and their sense of humour is/was very similar, Dad would have loved his work.

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ghostisonthecanvas Thu 03-Jul-14 10:06:56

Actually, think I will have a pratchett fest this evening. Its been too long since I snuggled down in the Discworld. What to choose tho? Lords and Ladies I think. Probably will include a sneaky, snotty cry too.

FiveExclamations Thu 03-Jul-14 10:16:54

Lords and Ladies is my go to Witches book, Night Watch my go to City Watch but I've been meaning to re-read I Shall Wear Midnight and I have a whole weekend child and husband free so that works out well.

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pointythings Thu 03-Jul-14 12:10:11

Utterly, utterly sad. But I am so looking forward to another Tiffany Aching book.
Dementia is killing my father with alarming rapidity at the moment, it is an awful disease no matter what form of it you have. sad
Am reading Making Money to the DDs at the moment, it will be extra special tonight.

prisonerofallisurvey Thu 03-Jul-14 12:16:06

I do agree with you. It is sad that such a talented person is suffering in this way. I love his books - discovered them when I was about 14 and have read and re read many of them. My brother is also a huge fan and is deeply upset about it too.

FiveExclamations Thu 03-Jul-14 17:31:10

So sorry about your father pointythings.

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GiantIsopod Thu 03-Jul-14 18:27:25

So, so sad. My mother died four years ago- she had early onset. Dementia is completely shit (no surprises there) and TP has always come across as a funny, lovely man and I hope my DC read his books when they're old enough too! sad

Clawdy Sat 05-Jul-14 22:17:29

He is wonderful and this is so sad.

kentishgirl Thu 31-Jul-14 16:10:12

It's very sad. Dementia is awful even for the untalented, though.

mignonette Sat 02-Aug-14 22:30:22

You most certainly are not being ridiculous. When I think of Terry Pratchett I see an imagination unbounded and the thought that he has now met his bounds breaks my heart.

Fucking fucking fucking disease. I hate it more than any other.

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