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Hogfather (Discworld, #20) - Terry Pratchett
Hogfather (Discworld, #20)
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What could more genuinely embody the spirit of Christmas (or Hogswatch, on the Discworld) than a Terry Pratchett book about the holiday season? Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. This year the Auditors, who... show more
What could more genuinely embody the spirit of Christmas (or Hogswatch, on the Discworld) than a Terry Pratchett book about the holiday season? Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. This year the Auditors, who want people to stop believing in things that aren't real, have hired an assassin to eliminate the Hogfather. (You know him: red robe, white beard, says, "Ho, ho, ho!") Their evil plot will destroy the Discworld unless someone covers for him. So someone does. Well, at least Death tries. He wears the costume and rides the sleigh drawn by four jolly pigs: Gouger, Tusker, Rooter and Snouter. He even comes down chimneys. But as fans of other Pratchett stories about Death know, he takes things literally. He gives children whatever they wish for and appears in person at Crumley's in The Maul. Fans will welcome back Susan, Death of Rats (the Grim Squeaker), Albert and the wizardly faculty of Unseen University and revel in new personalities like Bilious, the "oh god of Hangovers." But you needn't have read Pratchett before to laugh uproariously and think seriously about the meanings of Christmas. --Nona Vero, Amazon.com
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ISBN: 9781473200135 (147320013X)
Publisher: Gollancz
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld (#20)
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
4.0 24 Festive Tasks Door 23 book - "Hogfather -Discworld #20" by Terry Pratchett - a visit to the place where the descending angel meets the rising ape.
I read "Hogfather" twenty years ago. This is the first time I've re-read it since. The experience has shown me once again that no man can step into the same river, or in this case, book, twice. I'm not entirely the same person. These are not entirely the same times. So this is not the same book. ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 - Hogswatch, Book
... and another yearly Christmas tradition right here, the annual Hogfather reread. Or relisten (thank Heaven for Nigel Planer's narration). Much has already been shared (and the whole book is one huge piece of quotable writing, of course), but anyway, this is one of my favorite bits not mentione...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 - Hogswatch, Book
... and another yearly Christmas tradition right here, the annual Hogfather reread. Or relisten (thank Heaven for Nigel Planer's narration). Much has already been shared (and the whole book is one huge piece of quotable writing, of course), but anyway, this is one of my favorite bits not mentione...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
5.0 Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
Series: Discworld #20 A seasonal read that is just as fun as always, pretty much. There's lots of snarky commentary and adventures with the wizards, Susan, and the Death of Rats. I'm not sure what else to say, so I'll point you to my previous updates and a previous review. Previous updates: 65 %...
Book Hoarders Anonymous
Book Hoarders Anonymous rated it
4.0
A fun read. No messy chapters to interrupt the flow or suggest that maybe you should stop now and go to bed. Just the occasional footnote that makes you stop everything and focus on it. So the Auditors - that mystical group of beings that have an aversion to life, belief, or well, anything that is...
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