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    Death is having a Near-Pratchett Experience

    On March 12, 2015, Terry Pratchett’s twitter account posted the following: AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. — Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015 Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. — Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015 http://t.co/EzEDHf5EkW — Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015 The End. — Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015 And all Terry Pratchett’s fanbase reading those posts felt various levels of this: Terry Pratchett narrating his own death is the only time Twitter has made the hairs on my arm stand on end. What a loss. — Peter Hewitt…

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    The Illustrious Terry Pratchett

    This is the first Book Byte-featured author so far that is already published, and has considerable notoriety and very devoted fans. I started reading Terry Pratchett (or I should probably say Sir Terry Pratchett!) in high school, and I’ve been on a quest to read all of his Discworld series since! (Quite an endeavor, as there are over 20 books and he keeps adding more.) With an infectious, comical writing style that reads like a witty, British comedy, Pratchett creates a fantastic, magical world that is alive and thriving (if not a bit grubby and smelly at times, but it does its best ^_^), and engages the reader so much…