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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.

 

Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

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R.I.P. Terry Pratchett :(

The world has lost another literary giant today. And to a terrible, terrible disease to boot. My grandpa died of Alzheimer's a couple of years ago, and it is a terrible thing to see somebody suffer.

 

I confess I have yet to read Terry Pratchett. He's always been on my radar, and by now you know sometimes it takes me a while to finally get to some of those must-reads. My list is ever growing. I doubt I'll ever reach the end of it.

 

Still, that doesn't make this any easier to write. I always feel sad when an author passes. It bums me out to no end, even though a part of me is happy he's no longer suffering. It's still hard as hell to accept.

 

Neil Gaiman wrote a beautiful piece on the man. So instead of me blabbing, I'll post the link to his essay. It's long, but it's certainly worth the read.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaiman

 

My favorite quote:

 

"I rage at the imminent loss of my friend. And I think, 'What would Terry do with this anger?' Then I pick up my pen, and I start to write."