Terry Pratchett 1948-2015

I want to tell you a story, dear Hypothetical Audience. As a much younger person, certainly pre teen, I was given a novel called Truckers. At the time I probably didn’t instantly appreciate it, but I read it anyway. What I found was a wonderful fantasy world about a species of six inch high Nomes living under the floor of a department store. It was incredibly funny, very insightful and, perhaps most importantly, for a book ostensibly aimed at younger readers it never talked down to them. It’s author was Terry Pratchett and it’s the first novel I have any recollection of reading, and the first that ever had a deep impact on me.
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