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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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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
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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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