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review 2017-12-26 18:00
Hogfather by Terry Prachett
Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) - Terry Pratchett

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 was diminished much by arriving late in the series. I was laughing out loud a lot, which I very rarely do. Thank you all for putting me onto it, especially BT for nudging me towards sticking with it, thanks again. It was my first Terry Prachett, but definitely won't be my last, I had a blast.

 

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text 2017-12-11 20:49
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) - Terry Pratchett

"This is Hogswatch! It's supposed to be jolly, with mistletoe and holly, and-and other things ending in olly! It's a time when people want to feel good about things and eat until they explode! It's a time when they want to see all their relatives-" She stopped that sentence.

 

I laughed a lot at this! It describes it in a nutshell.

Thanks for getting me to start this again Broken Tune.

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text 2017-12-11 19:32

Some things are fairly odvious when it's a seven-foot skeleton with a scythe telling you them.

 

I've picked it up again and I'm laughing my ass off!

 

 

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text 2017-12-11 12:55
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) - Terry Pratchett

I've really been enjoying this, but I've been getting a little confused, so I'm going to go back to the beginning of the series and read The Colour of Magic. I don't want my appreciation of the author to be muddied by frustration! Hopefully I can join in another buddy read in the future. Have a brilliant time all of you participating. I hope you enjoy my updates about The Colour of Magic which will be hitting your screens ASAP.

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review 2017-12-03 00:38
Hogfather
Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) - Terry Pratchett

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 they come for me. It certainly beats Charles Dickens when comes to spreading seasonal cheer and tell an uplifting tale of what makes humans ... human. 

 

Hogfather has got all the classical elements of stories of woe and hardship appealing to our collective social conscience, it has charming wintry scenes, it has a fat man climbing down chimneys to deliver presents. But it is also a lot of fun. And it has auditors, assassins, DEATH, and a passive-aggressive raven. 

 

And, yet, all the wizards, fairies, gnomes, bogeymen, and ant-driven computing machines cannot take away any of the depths that line the story of how DEATH's love of humans saves the world from eternal meaninglessness.

The sun rose. The light streamed over Susan like a silent gale. It was dazzling. She crouched back, raising her forearm to cover her eyes. The great red ball turned frost to fire along the winter branches. Gold light slammed into the mountain peaks, making every one a blinding, silent volcano. It rolled onward, gushing into the valleys and thundering up the slopes, unstoppable . . .

 

 

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