9 Books To Remember Terry Pratchett by on His Death Anniversary

As fans around the world prepare to honour the memory of Sir Terry Pratchett on the anniversary of his passing, we reflect on the profound impact this literary giant has had on readers of all ages. While his physical presence may have departed, Pratchett’s spirit lives on through the pages of his beloved Discworld series, where his unparalleled wit, boundless imagination, and incisive social commentary continue to captivate and inspire.

In a career spanning decades, Pratchett crafted a world unlike any other—a fantastical realm where magic, absurdity, and profound truths coexist in harmony. He used his platform to advocate for causes close to his heart, from Alzheimer’s research, a cause he championed after being diagnosed with the disease himself, to freedom of expression and social justice. His words, both on and off the page, continue to resonate with readers, reminding us of the power of storytelling to provoke thought, spark conversation, and effect change.

As we remember Terry Pratchett on this solemn anniversary, let us not mourn his passing, but rather celebrate the rich tapestry of imagination and insight he has left behind. Let us revisit his novels with a renewed sense of wonder and appreciation, and let us carry forward his legacy by embracing the values of empathy, curiosity, and laughter that he so beautifully embodied.

Seriously Funny: Endlessly Quotable Terry Pratchett

Pratchett’s humor was legendary, and this collection of quotes captures the essence of his wit and wisdom. From pithy one-liners to profound observations disguised in laughter, Pratchett’s words continue to resonate with readers around the world.

“Don’t think of it as dying,” said Death, “Just think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.”

Going Postal

In this instalment of the Discworld series, Pratchett takes on the world of postal delivery with his trademark blend of satire and adventure. Through the exploits of Moist von Lipwig, a reformed conman turned postmaster, Pratchett explores themes of redemption, bureaucracy, and the power of communication.


Departing from the Discworld, Pratchett delivers a poignant and thought-provoking tale set in an alternate history. Nation follows the journey of Mau, a young islander, and Daphne, a shipwreck survivor, as they navigate the challenges of rebuilding their world in the aftermath of a devastating tsunami. With its themes of resilience, cultural identity, and the clash of civilizations, Nation showcases Pratchett’s versatility as a storyteller.

The Bromeliad Trilogy

Comprising Truckers, Diggers, and Wings, this series follows the adventures of a group of nomadic creatures called Nomes as they search for their true home. Through the eyes of these pint-sized protagonists, Pratchett explores themes of belonging, identity, and the search for meaning in a vast and bewildering universe.

Night Watch

One of the most beloved installments in the Discworld series, Night Watch follows the exploits of Sam Vimes, commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, as he finds himself thrust back in time to his early days on the force. With its gripping plot, memorable characters, and powerful themes of justice, duty, and the passage of time, Night Watch stands as a testament to Pratchett’s storytelling prowess.

Making Money

In this uproarious tale of financial shenanigans and corporate intrigue, Pratchett introduces readers to the world of Ankh-Morpork’s banking system. Through the exploits of conman-turned-banker Moist von Lipwig, Pratchett skewers the excesses of capitalism while delivering a rollicking adventure that is equal parts hilarious and thought-provoking.

Wyrd Sisters

A wickedly funny take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Wyrd Sisters follows the misadventures of three witches—Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick—as they navigate the treacherous world of royal politics. With its memorable characters, clever wordplay, and sharp satire, Wyrd Sisters is a testament to Pratchett’s mastery of the fantasy genre.

Men at Arms

In this installment of the City Watch series, Pratchett introduces readers to the newest recruits of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, including the enigmatic werewolf Angua and the eager but clueless Carrot Ironfoundersson. When a series of seemingly random murders rocks the city, Captain Sam Vimes and his motley crew find themselves thrust into a web of intrigue that stretches from the gutters of Ankh-Morpork to the highest echelons of society. As tensions rise and old prejudices resurface, Vimes must confront the demons of his past and rally his troops to solve the case before chaos consumes the city.


Set in the vibrant and chaotic city of Ankh-Morpork, “Jingo” finds Commander Sam Vimes and the Ankh-Morpork City Watch embroiled in a diplomatic crisis when a long-lost island suddenly reappears in the Circle Sea, sparking tensions between Ankh-Morpork and the neighboring nation of Klatch. As war threatens to erupt over a trivial piece of land, Vimes must navigate the murky waters of politics, prejudice, and personal ambition to prevent bloodshed and uncover the truth behind the mysterious island’s reappearance. With its biting satire and timely commentary on nationalism and xenophobia, “Jingo” remains a poignant reminder of the absurdity of war and the power of diplomacy.

In the words of Pratchett himself, “It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.”

So let us continue to live, and let us continue to honour the memory of Terry Pratchett, whose stories will endure for generations to come.

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