An EmbuggeranceDecember 13, 2007 Tim WorstallBooks3 CommentsBuger, Bugger, Bugger. Terry Pratchett has early onset Alzheimer\’s. 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. previousTimmy ElsewherenextIke Turner Dies. 3 thoughts on “An Embuggerance” So Much For Subtlety December 13, 2007 at 11:19 am It is such a shame. One of the best writers in English alive today – witty, educated, even learned when he wants to be, clever, inventive and intelligent. Of course he will never ever win any awards. But then let’s just be thankful no nice Germans have asked him to make a few broadcasts from an internment camp. leave plum wodehouse alone December 13, 2007 at 8:33 pm You don’t mean that notorious American citizen William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) by any chance? If I recall correctly, his most famous work of fiction was obtaining a British passport. So Much For Subtlety December 14, 2007 at 6:28 am Well no, of course I mean P. G. Wodehouse. A reasonable comparison I think (except for the German bit). Wodehouse too wrote books that are funny, intelligent and despised by most British intellectuals. Well ignored anyway. Yet is there any doubt that he will be remembered as one of the greatest British writers of the 20th century? Now Terry Pratchett is not that good, at least I don’t think so, but I would certainly argue he is the best writer of fiction in English still living. What’s the competition? Salman Rushdie? J K Rowling? Anyone who has won a Booker prize? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.