|Pratchett - Reaper Man|
Tis not in my nature to write upon these pages concerning the death of others, especially the famous others, but today I learnt of the death of someone whose words have been a constant in my life ever since I picked up and read 'Reaper Man' a tale of an imaginary place called 'The Discworld', a place that reflects so many of our own flaws with sharp insight and a very dry humour. The central character of this particular book was the Discworld's Death who spoke in capitals and rode a white horse called Binky. Only special people, mainly wizards, would receive the 'personal' touch from Death, usually to their surprise and befuddlement! But all hell breaks loose when Death decides to quit his job and people just won't die!
There are many tombs written by Mr. Pratchett upon the Discworld with all the characters being so well crafted I always fall into the stories and am lost to world whilst so engaged. Death has always remained my favorite character in all these tales, even when he only had a bit part.
So it was with some sadness that Mr. Pratchetts demise was brought to my attention but with a wry smile I thought that at least he will get to meet Death and Binky, after all to me he was a wizard of the the written word. Rest in peace Mr. Pratchett.