But at the time of his diagnosis Pratchett suggested that he might have a few more books in him. He’s been true to his word and since the announcement in 2008 I have thought of each subsequent Pratchett novel as kind of a gift from God (Ironic because Pratchett himself is a vocal Atheist).
In October Prachett’s latest Tiffany Aching book, I Shall Wear Midnight will be released. My son and I couldn’t be more excited. Yes, the Tiffany books are young adult but they’re so sophisticated and thought provoking it’s hard to imagine that there are many adults out there who wouldn’t enjoy them. Prachett’s humor is always on point, his observations both cutting and true, his descriptions are nothing short of poetic. Perhaps most importantly, his books are incredibly entertaining and fun. Although generally I don’t enjoy reading YA fiction his books are for me an exception to that rule and if you have a chance I strongly recommend that you pick up (for yourself or your child) either Wee Free Men, Nation or The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Wee Free Men is the first book in a series and the other two are stand-alone novels. Every single one of them is excellent.
Prachett doesn’t need me to pimp him. He’s so popular in England the Queen actually knighted him. But this author is too good not to talk about and I really want to encourage you to enjoy what he can give us while he is still with us and cognisant of our appreciation. I want to celebrate his talents because no matter what happens to Prachett his creativity and his particular genius will always be with us.
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