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Terry Pratchett

 

S and T are the two authors who most reflect my sensibilities.  Terry Pratchett has my style of humor combined with deep thought.  I already said that I want to be one his characters when I grow up.

I came here to link to a BBC Radio production of his novel Guards! Guards! that I quite enjoyed.  I listened to it while walking around my neighborhood while I was on self-isolation.  I promise I did.  I can’t find it on YouTube (where I listened to it).  I can’t find it in my history from that time period.  I promise.  It was very good.  I have obviously fallen through a crack in the universe to a parallel dimension where none of this happened.  Sorry to say that the guy is still President.

Anyway, read Terry Pratchett.  Read it all.  Reread as required.  

I actually have not read it all.  There is one book that I got out of the library when it was released.  I was sitting in a Mexican restaurant all ready to read the book and then I just couldn’t.  I knew he was dying.  That could have been the last book he ever published.  I couldn’t bring myself to read it.  I sent it back to the library.  Because that one unread book exists I was able to read his actual last book.  Maybe someday I’ll be able to read the one that got away.  Maybe…