Terry Pratchett diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s
This is the saddest thing I’ve heard in a very long time. A man whose razor-sharp wit and keen insight have resulted in some of the smartest books every written, will in a short time no longer be able to write them. Even worse, he will likely not remember that he ever could.
Pratchett himself remains mildly optimistic and begs readers to remain cheerful. He says he expects to write a few more books yet. But for me, it’s not the loss of future books that is sad – it’s that in time he will not even know they were lost.
So, on that note, let’s honour the man while he still knows he’s being honoured.