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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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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 ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
5.0 Hogfather
IT GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN, LIFE, said Death, stepping forward, SPEAKING METAPHORICALLY, OF COURSE. IT’S A HABIT THAT’S HARD TO GIVE UP. ONE PUFF OF BREATH IS NEVER ENOUGH. YOU’LL FIND YOU WANT TO TAKE ANOTHER. When it comes to favourite Christmas reads, Terry Pratchett's Hogfather is as perfect as t...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 13 - Hogswatch Night
Ponder and his fellow students watched Hex carefully. "It can't just, you know, stop," said Adrian 'Mad Drongo' Turnipseed. "The ants are just standing still," said Ponder. He sighed. "All right, put the wretched thing back." Adrian carefully replaced the small fluffy teddy bear above Hex's keyboa...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
5.0 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 13 - Hogswatch Night
Ponder and his fellow students watched Hex carefully. "It can't just, you know, stop," said Adrian 'Mad Drongo' Turnipseed. "The ants are just standing still," said Ponder. He sighed. "All right, put the wretched thing back." Adrian carefully replaced the small fluffy teddy bear above Hex's keyboa...
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