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Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) - Terry Pratchett
Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780552167581 (0552167584)
Publisher: Corgi
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Discworld (#20)
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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...
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
5.0 Hogfather ★★★★★
I loved everything about this book, from the little fairies that kept popping into existence with a glingle-lingle-ling to Death playing the role of Santa in his very own way, to the Auditors, to the poker. Especially the poker. Hogfather is going to join with Dicken’s Christmas Carol and Dr. Seuss’...
Hol
Hol rated it
4.0 Hogfather by Terry Prachett
I've been working on my novel non-stop in preparation for a beta read and subsequently haven't had time to update. Apologies for that and failing to let you all know how much I've been enjoying it. Like it's been said, it was a little confusing, but I really liked it and I don't believe my enjoyment...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
5.0 Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (audiobook)
I've lost count of how many times I've read Hogfather and this isn't my first time around with the audiobook either. It's pretty brilliant and I especially like the exchanges with the Death of Rats and the raven. I think I'll count it for the Hogswatch Night book for square 13 and save the holiday...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 Hogfather
I was supposed to be doing this as a buddy read with everyone, but I've not been keeping my end up at all. The cold I thought I'd beaten down made a comeback at the end of last week, so I kept falling asleep every time I tried to get stuck into Hogfather. Which sounds like a terrible condemnation ...
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