Thursday, December 13, 2007
Being allergic to almost all fantasy literature, I am no fan of Terry Pratchett's books (though, from what little I've read, he seems a great deal less intolerable than the likes of Pullman and Tolkien). The way he has broken the news of his Alzheimer's, though, seems altogether admirable. I particularly like his description of the terminally grim prognosis as an 'embuggerance'. This is a fine word, and a fine spirit is behind it.
Posted by Nige at 10:37 am