Today I went to Waterstones and purchased the last Terry Pratchett book, The Shepherd’s Crown.
I might as well have gone there for a book with photographs of dead kittens.
It is odd. This book will be great (he always is/was) but his death and the fact that this is the LAST book will unfortunately overcast the book. No matter if it is good or bad, I will be thinking that with each page I turn, there is less ‘new’ Pratchett to read.
I remember when Unseen Academicals came out. He had come out as having Alzheimer’s Disease and even that coloured the book negatively for me. I am not sure if it was this book or a later one where he mentions having to have somebody type up his words for him but that played a major factor too.
This morning they discussed the new book and I was in tears throughout.
My hero has died yet he continues to haunt me.
I don’t even know if I will read the book. All I know is that the first reading will be a slog just to get through. Or maybe it will easy to read as usual. I don’t know.