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The Last Work of Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett, the Fantasy author best known for his 41 novel “Discworld” series passed away in 2015.  One of his dying wishes was for the computer hard drive that held his unpublished and unfinished works to be destroyed by steamroller.

Interestingly enough, Pratchett is one of many famous authors whose dying wishes included their unpublished work to be destroyed.  According to the New York Times, “Franz Kafka wanted his diaries, manuscripts and letters burned. Eugene O’Neill wanted the publication and performance of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” to be delayed until 25 years after his death. Vladimir Nabokov left instructions that fragments of a manuscript be destroyed. In all of these cases, though, the requests were ignored, and the unpublished work came to light.”

We may never know what exactly was on the hard drives that were ceremoniously crushed, but it’s safe to say that the story of them being crushed is a fascinating story in and of itself!

Author Pictures

Last week we looked at some very interesting book covers so this week we’ll look at another part of a book’s cover, the famous “author pictures.”  Whether these range from the glamorous to the awkward, they definitely get people talking about their books!  Flavorwire has broken down these pictures into 5 of the most common… Continue Reading

Roald Dahl

Unfortunately, you may have heard the news that the actor Gene Wilder passed away this week.  Wilder is perhaps most known for his role as the iconic “Willy Wonka” in the 1971 movie.  As you may also know, the movie is based upon Roald Dahl’s most well-known book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”  While the… Continue Reading

Newly found Beatrix Potter Book!

Believe it or not, another book by a beloved, deceased  author has been discovered!  On September 1 a newly discovered Beatrix Potter book, The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, will be published!  In 1914 Potter had written this story, but never illustrated the tale save for one rough sketch of the two main characters.  Research shows that… Continue Reading

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