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Hogfather - Terry Pratchett
Hogfather
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The Barnes & Noble ReviewA New DiscworldHumorous fantasist Terry Pratchett returns to his beloved and bestselling Discworld, a flat land of untamed imagination where all manner of oddities and absurdities take place. Jingo, the previous novel in the series, Pratchett made full use of his dry wit... show more
The Barnes & Noble ReviewA New DiscworldHumorous fantasist Terry Pratchett returns to his beloved and bestselling Discworld, a flat land of untamed imagination where all manner of oddities and absurdities take place. Jingo, the previous novel in the series, Pratchett made full use of his dry wit to take a ludicrous look at the topic of war. Now, in his own inimitable fashion, the author turns his mighty talents to satirizing the Santa Claus myth in Hogfather, where he shows us the ridiculous extent that some will go to in order to destroy, and preserve, the season of giving. When a bizarre race known only as the Auditors (of reality) decide they want the Hogfather -- Discworld's version of Santa Claus -- rubbed out, they approach the Assassin's Guild, who soon put one of their strangest agents on the task of killing what has always been believed to be a myth. Mr. Teatime is extremely adept at his profession, and the fact that he's completely out of his mind seems only to enhance his already formidable capabilities. Although we soon learn that the Hogfather is only an "anthropomorphic personality," he, like the Tooth Fairy and Death itself, is indeed quite real.Death, who's still highly intrigued with humanity, decides to replace the Hogfather, doing his best to spread a little cheer. With a fake beard on his fleshless skull, he takes to the sleigh and the four giant hogs on Hogwatch night to hand out toys to all the good Discworld boys and girls. Soon his granddaughter, Susan Sto-Helit, becomes enmeshed in Death's attempt to take over this job, so different from the one he's used todoing. As a governess who's tried her very best to turn her back on the exploits of her grandpa Death, she's constantly at war with the bogeymen that creep into the children's dreams, and eventually she realizes that only she can help put the Hogfather back in his rightful
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780061807701 (0061807702)
ASIN: B000W5MIGC
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 236
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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