Terry Pratchett, Discworld author, has Alzheimer's

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Know there's quite a few Discworld fans here on MR so I thought I'd post this news.



    Embuggerance. Good word; I like it. :)

    http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,2226306,00.html

    http://www.paulkidby.com/news/index.html

    :(
     
  2. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    that sucks
    he is one of my favorite authors.

    I hope he keeps on writing for a long time.
    with his writing style, Alzheimers might actually work for the better :rolleyes::eek::)
     
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    Wow, thats so sad. I hope for his sake and that of his family that his health remains strong for as long as possible.
     
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    he still has several productive years ahead of him, and by the time he gets there, some new therapy might be available. hopefully.
     
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    :( That must be devastating news for him and his family.

    Maybe he can still build up some mental reserve. (NYT link, I don't know if you need to register)

     
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    That's why he repeats lot's of sentences in his book... :p
    no, serious, alzheimer isn't nice..
     
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    That's sad.

    I've only ever read one of his books, "Monstrous Regiment", it's was an entertaining read.

    Hope all the best for him.
     

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