Friday, March 13, 2015
Terry Pratchett, R.I.P.
That said, a number of his "Discworld" books are nevertheless beautifully wrought pillars of Christian worldview. In particular, I'd like to recommend Going Postal, which is a beautifully plotted, adorably hilarious farce depicting a strong and glorious story of redemption. Moist Lipwig, a ne'er-do-well thief and con-man, is literally given a second life by the distinctly non-supernatural and yet nearly god-like ruler of Ankh Morpork, and hilarity and much uplifting of character follows. The second book about Moist (Making Money) is not nearly so good as a book, and includes some potentially problematic content; if you want to revisit Moist, I recommend re-reading Going Postal; I do, regularly. The farcical pace and sparkling characterizations are sharp enough to justify many return journeys.
Rest in peace, Sir Terry. I thank you for so generously sharing your great, great gift to the world, your sense of humor; and I pray that that very gift ultimately allowed you, when you finally met our Lord, to embrace Him as I know He would wish to embrace you.