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Terry Pratchett: I'm comfortable with adaptations

20th April 2010

Terry Pratchett has claimed that he has finally accepted that changes need to be made to his novels when they are adapted for the silver screen or television.

Speaking to the Independent at the Cannes Film Festival about the adaptation of his 33rd Discworld novel, Going Postal, the author admitted he often pipes up with comments such as 'that isn't right' when on set, but says he understands that on the whole readers don't mind if changes are made – even major ones.

However, Pratchett said that there were two types of Discworld readers. The people who pick up his books for an enjoyable read and the avid fans who meticulously dissect everything he has written.

'The number of fans compared to the readers is a comparatively small amount,' he said.

He added: 'The fans will look out for the scenery shaking and any alterations in the stories' adaptations, but the readers are not quite so particular.'

Pratchett, who suffers from a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's, recently appeared on BBC1's Richard Dimbleby Lecture to address the audience on the issue of assisted suicide – which he referred to as assisted death in order to side-step the negative connotations associated with the word suicide.

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