Politics, Foreign Policy, Current Events and Occasional Outbursts Lacking Couth

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


This sounds ridiculous of course but I'm beginning to wonder if some of my favorite masters of fiction aren't also somehow cursed. Consider:

Douglas Adams: Died way too early at the age of 49.

Robert Jordan: Stricken down by an incredibly rare disease at 59.

Stephen King: Nearly killed by a car in 1999.

And now the latest:

Author Terry Pratchett is suffering from a rare form of early Alzheimer's disease, it has been revealed.

He said in a statement that with forthcoming conventions and the need to inform his publishers it would have been "unfair to withhold the news".

Discworld author Pratchett has sold more than 55 million books worldwide.


Adrian said...

Hopefully he won't forget how funny he is.

Jay@Soob said...

That's the cruelest bit, he'll lose his intellect and sharp wit and then simply linger for a while. Alzheimers seems a hellish fate and one of the strongest examples of why the "how" of our own demise should legally be in our own hands.

Adrian said...

Well.... it is. What are they going to do, jail your corpse?

Jacob Scott Hundley Kauffman said...

Obviously you need to stop liking fiction authors. You're the direct cause of their misery. I see no other link.

Jay@Soob said...

lol. Yeah I'd given that some thought before. Too bad bin Laden hasn't written a book.