четвъртък, 13 декември 2007 г.

Наистина лоша новина.

Тери Пратчет е публикувал писмо, в което информира читателите и приятелите си, че страда от тежко заболяване - форма на Алцхаймер.

Ето и текста. Курсивът е мой - Радан.


I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s, which lay behind this year’s phantom “stroke”.

We are taking it fairly philosophically down here and possibly with a mild optimism. For now work is continuing on the completion of Nation and the basic notes are already being laid down for Unseen Academicals. All other things being equal, I expect to meet most current and, as far as possible, future commitments but will discuss things with the various organisers. Frankly, I would prefer it if people kept things cheerful, because I think there’s time for at least a few more books yet :o)

Terry Pratchett

P.S. I would just like to draw attention to everyone reading the above that this should be interpreted as ‘I am not dead’. I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think - it’s too soon to tell. I know it’s a very human thing to say “Is there anything I can do”, but in this case I would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry.

Това чувство за хумор... Чета, плаче ми се, а пак се усмихвам.

За мен Пратчет значи много, наистина много. Не просто няколко десетки часа добре прекарано време.

НО... щом в това положение той успява да остане същия, толкова същия, значи ИМА СМИСЪЛ.

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никога не съм го обичал като автор, не одобрявам идеите му и стила му - но това наистина е трагична новина. Искрено искам да вярвам, че е възможно да се намери лек или поне действието на болестта да бъде забавено.

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Hello. And Bye.