I was so sorry to have heard about the death of Terry Pratchett on Thursday. He was not only my favourite writer (and I think one of the true greats) but also someone for whom I had the utmost respect and admiration.
Pratchett is my comfort reading. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve read each of his novels. I also couldn’t tell you which is my favourite, but if I were to list my top ten favourite books of all time, Terry Pratchett would have written every one of them.
Terry Pratchett not only influenced me as a writer, but also as a person. His books made me think. You can build an entire world philosophy off of Pratchett quotes, and make the world a better place.
RIP, sir, you will be much missed.