Before anybody gets a heart attack, he aten't dead. The Guardian has a new interview
with Terry Pratchett, talking about his writing and state of health. [more inside]
posted by kmz
on Sep 3, 2010 -
Like many fans of Terry Pratchett, I've heard him lecture several times. He toured regularly, so most of us got to hear him before he fell ill. I remember him waxing cynical about the people who optioned his early works for film, and I remember the elation that I felt when his works finally made it onto the screen. The animated adaptations of Wyrd Sisters
and Soul Music
were fan fodder, but the later live action version of Hogfarther
was popularly successful and was soon followed by another, The Colour of Magic
. The latest film based on his work, Going Postal
, ends with a cameo by Pratchett
and the final words "well, that's a bit of an embuggerance
posted by teppic
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Terry Pratchett isn't a happy muggle!
In a letter to the Sunday Times, Pratchett's had a go at the media for 'the continued elevation of JK Rowling at the expense of other writers'
. The letter appears to be in response to a Sunday Times article from last week (sorry, archived) and possibly this article
in Time magazine.
I agree that JK has had significantly more press in the last few years than any other author. I'm a Pratchett
fan, however, I suspect her success is down to a mix of good marketing and the simple truth that Harry Potter is (and don't shout at me)
, slightly less geeky and more accessible than the Discworld series. Although I wouldn't be too surprised if, eventually, the streets of Ankh Morpork are alive with “knights and ladies morris-dancing to Greensleeves"
posted by Nugget
on Jul 31, 2005 -