JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,

The end

Devoted a chunk of today to reading Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown. And now I'm sad to have reached the end of the end. But oh, what an end! He finished it beautifully. I'll miss having new volumes of Discworld to look forward to each year, but at least when I get 'round to re-reading the entire series from start to finish I'll know that that finish is something worthy of reaching.

I'm not entirely out of new-to-me Pratchett to read; the fourth Long Earth book co-authored with Stephen Baxter is still in my to-read pile (and, according to the afterword in "The Shepherd's Crown" a fifth volume in this series was written before his death). But there'll never again be anything quite like Discworld.

We will, of course, be hoping very VERY hard that nobody gets the notion of hiring some other writer to attempt to continue the series. Because ... no, just NO!
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