Hogfather. Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. 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 (Discworld) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil.

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And Death is meddling again.


Usually I would start a series at the natural starting point, the beginning. Jun 09, Olivier Delaye rated it it was amazing.

And there are teeth involved. Unfortunately, by giving a poor child an incredibly expensive gift upsets the balance somewhat. Supreme Test X Leading a healthy lifestyle is an option each of us can make. Lord Downey sends for Jonathan Teatimea young, dangerously talented assassin. And when he does show up after all, he’s a skeleton and his pixie is The light streamed over Susan like a silent gale.

The novel entered the UK Top 10 charts at 1 as hardback in October [3] and as paperback in November And that’s what Pratchett says in this book, through the small-caps voice of his most enigmatic and inhuman character – DEATH. It all came together in the end quite satisfyingly but I didn’t want to be in the dark for the first pages but that could have been because of my lack of focus while reading.

His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet Peopleappeared in from the publisher Colin Smythe. As they return to the Gaiter’s house, Teatime follows them in and contemplates trying to kill Death. Or you can look a little deeper, and be blown away by just how much of a genius Pratchett really was.

By the end of the book it becomes quite evident that the role of the Hogfather is to make the sun come up in the morning. Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. We simply swapped 19 with 20 for Christmas – since those two You really can. Medium Dave Stephen Marcus While at first it seems that all the Hogfather’s role happens to be is to give children presents befitting of their economic situation of course there is mush more to it.


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On Discworld a world carried by four elephants standing on a huge turtle in spacea small girl, Susan Sto Helit, has got a major problem. Can you read this book on its own, or do you need to have read the previous books to understand it?

She’d never put a tooth under her pillow in the serious expectation that a dentally inclined fairy would turn up. Getting it right for everyone, impossible.

His grand-daughter Susan is trying to be normal, but how normal is hitting bogeymen with a poker, really? This one will definitely remains my beloved annual holiday read.

I wanted to read it this year, but just can’t fit it in. And unfortunately, her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats and an oh god of hangovers. With these teeth, he is able to control all the children on the Discworld, commanding them to no longer believe in the Hogfather. There are so many iconic moments “meet the Hogfather at the fancy department store” turning into “watch the Hogfather’s enormous hogs piss all over the fancy department store”, for one.

They like order and such…. I liked Hogfather but I was expecting a little more.

But there was something about this book which captured my imagination and put it atop the list of best Discworld novels I have read to date.

Every year I read this. It is the book about origins, of sorts. So many things stem from the simple fact – we, humans, need to believe; we need to create and fantasize to make the world make any sense, to have the world we think of as permanent BE.


Trish You really can. Anyway, as you can probably guess from the above paragraph, this is a book about Christmas — sort of. A tery book can be just the thing on a day it is too hot to move, let alone hogfathsr outside. I laughed, I groaned, I laughed some more, and then finally I decided that I have been missing out on a truly wonderful series of books. I found myself going back and rereading certain parts of the story in an attempt to keep all of the events straight in my head.

She then manages to rescue the Hogfather who has reverted to his former self as a hog from Auditors who hound him in the form of attack dogs. None of the extras from the British limited edition DVD are included, the only extras being an interview with Terry Pratchett and the original trailer.

Who else would like to see Death taking on the role of Tefry Santa? Am I getting in to the Christmas Hogswatch spirit? And that is for a reason.

His attempts to improve upon customs are great, especially the sequence at the Hogswatch Grotto in the “Maul” and his attempts to fairly redistribute wealth. The task is given to Mr. She crouched back, raising her forearm to cover her eyes. My first Discworld book, and admittedly it took a while to get used to his writing style, no chapters, and hogfathet movement from one storyline to another after brief passages.

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