[LMB] OT: Terry Pratchett

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 04:59:06 BST 2021


I agree. I'm thinking of rereading some of the Esme Weatherwax books.

On Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 7:45 AM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:

> Matthew said:
>
> > I suspect many of the features of his later books that fans have pointed
> > out as evidence of cognitive decline are more indicative of the
> difficulty
> > of reviewing and polishing text while effectively blind.
>
> My understanding is that he had a form of Alzheimer's that was less about
> cognitive decline and more about neurological decline and motor function.
> Not fun, whatever. But it meant he could still write and dictate.
>
> > I own copies of the last few things Pratchett wrote, and they strike me
> > more as first drafts than anything else.
>
> Yes, I agree. I think he was working against time, and didn't have time for
> his regular polish. whether he could have achieved that, given just a
> little more time... well, we'll never know.
>
> He didn't lose his great ideas, but his cutting edge was dimmed a little.
>
> Sad for us readers, in any case.
>
> This thread has made me want to go and reread any number of Pratchett
> books.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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