It’s Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan. Hogfather. Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. Who would want to harm Discworld’s most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but.

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Susan, the Oh God and Binky travel to the land, a world created by children’s imagination. While Death attempts to fill in for pratcgett Hogfather, his granddaughter Susan Sto Helit tries to find and rescue the Hogfather. Infinity War and Aquaman. Part 1 and a teaser for part 2 were shown. Trish So glad this seems to be as perfect as I hogfahter hoped. Discworld characters Supernatural entities.

I wouldn’t really blame you if you missed every section that didn’t feature Death in it, and I’ll probably end up doing just that next year to get me in the Christmas mood because having to listen to Fairy Tale of New York in November sure as shit won’t do that for me. Two scenes come to mind when I think of what this book says about the Christmas season.

Preview — Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. Retrieved from ” https: There are plenty of funny moments as he tries on Hogfather’s false hogfatherr for size, so to say. Which is not a bad thing at all. Up until now, he never had to trouble himself with the ‘naughty or nice’ question, and he’s never had people line up eager to see him.

Pratchett did, after all, invent hogfagher of the most enduring and well-loved fantasy series of all time.

And there’s so much going on in this book: The only difference in the Hogfather in that time seems to have been that he did not bring presents, but sausages and black puddings if you were lucky. Death steps in, which is of course where the hilarity steps in.


Thus there is a Hogfather because…. Open Preview See a Problem? It’s a marvelous story, with a deeper meaning beneath the humor of the surface: I try to read this every year.

What Hogswatch seems to stand for is not that you will get presents if you have been nice, but that what you have done counts for something, and it is known.


Discworld 1 – 10 of 41 books. Meanwhile, Teatime’s group have been trying to unlock a door at the top of the tower.

This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat pratcheyt Pratchett at his best and that’s saying something. A wintry book can be just the thing on a day it is too hot to move, let alone go outside.

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Gods may begin their existence as small creatures, but they gain more and more power as people believe in them as true entities. The send-up As usual, plenty of humour with an edge. I love this book. The story begins in the evening before Hogswatch, the Discworld counterpart of Christmas. There’s also a contemporary feel, with Pratchett riffing on Miracle on 34th Pratcheft, and A Christmas Story, as hogafther as more modern retail jokes.

Views Read Edit View history. This is m Re-reading of “Hogfather”, one of my all time favorite books, or so I thought. Gold light slammed into the mountain peaks, making every one a blinding, silent volcano. They didn’t need to believe in them.

Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4) by Terry Pratchett

Probably my favorite Discworld novel ever! Death and Albert steal the show in this one for me but there were no real dull characters and all were entertaining to read about but as seems to be the norm for me, the Wizards were the least entertaining. Wyrd Sisters TV Movie Usually I would start a series at the natural starting point, the beginning.


Actually, I finished it while I was doing my cardio at the gym, and hogfatjer must have thought I had a few screws loose, laughing as I was on the treadmill for, at least to them, no reason at all. This very line also appears in Hograther Lore. The novel entered the UK Top 10 charts at 1 as hardback in October [3] and as paperback in November praatchett Death applied first aid to sustain belief in the Hogfather among children, and recruited Susan, even Hex.

This time out it was Father Christmas turn and oratchett whole Christmas feeling. Hogfather was a fun book that was a joy to read, had some fantastic scenes with Susan and Death, and everything came together nicely in the end, but because of my lack of focus and reading style, pdatchett possibly the lack of clarity at the beginning of the novel, had me feeling out of sorts while reading.

And she’d taken to it well. Because there are no chapters I’ll admit that at times I don’t really understand what is going on in Pratchett books until the last pages or so. Fan of Harry Potter? Corporal Nobbs Richard Katz Pratchett touches on that idea within Hogfather quite a bit.

Full Cast and Crew. And there are a few things that Death learns thanks to this new temporary jobs – like the value of charity, the gift of life if you’ve ever been scarred by Andersen’s saddest fairy-tale ‘A Girl with Matches’ you’ll know right away what I mean!

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