It’s Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan. Hogfather. Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. Who would want to harm Discworld’s most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but.

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This is the first Discworld novel I’ve read in which Death plays a major part, and I really like how he attempts to understand people and revive belief in the Hogfather.

Search for ” Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather ” on Amazon. Terry Pratchett on God 1 3 Dec 20, I try to read this every year. There is the constant desire to find out where – where is the point where it all began. Cover by Michael Sabanosh-paperback. Another interesting thing about this book is that it is all about belief. This book is hilarious! You might even want more standing between you and oblivion than a mere slip of a girl – even if she has looked Death in the face on numerous occasions This is definitely in my top three Discworld books now, so a big thank you to Malinwho gave me my copy of this book in the Cannonball Read annual book exchange last Christmas.

Because “some things are fairly obvious when it’s a seven-foot skeleton with a scythe telling you them.

Since he is also unable to defeat Mr. Hell, let’s not nitpick, the casting is marvellous if only Steptoe had been there for Death’s Butler None of the extras from the British limited edition DVD are included, the only extras being an interview with Terry Pratchett and the original trailer. This well of magic influence is what enables the absurdity of the Discworld to exist in the first place. I’ve just upped my score on this one to a full five. This one will definitely remains my beloved annual holiday read.

I can imagine that prior knowledge is of great benefit as some scenes defy explanation by the uninitiated; Hofather Stupid Johnson’s shower is surely included to stop people like me from complaining that it wasn’t but Banjo’s affiliation to Teatime is vague are the examples that spring to mind.


There is the creepiest assassin ever, a tooth fairy, the ohgod of hangovers, and strange things afoot at the Unseen University. On Discworld we have Hogswatch Night, and instead pratdhett a jolly round man dressed in red with white fur riding a sled being pulled by reindeer, we have a jolly round man riding a sled being pulled by pigs.

Battle for the Amazon Ross Kemp: As usual, plenty of humour with an edge. Full Cast and Crew. Personal tools Create account Log in. And there are teeth involved. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Teatime trying to use what’s there to a This book is hilarious. Susan throws the nursery poker and thanks to the power of the children’s belief, it passes straight through Death and impales the Assassin. Once again, Pratchett shows how the stories we tell are a huge part of what makes us human.

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The book focuses on the absence of the Hogfathera mythical creature akin to Father Christmaswho grants children’s wishes on Hogswatchnight December 32 and brings them presents. 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. The ironic thing is that this is actually quite a modern phenomena. In the land of pine trees and deep snow and long winters, when the sun is below the horizon most of the day, in the piercing cold it can become a real question whether or not the sun will rise again in the morning.

Or have a hit put out on the Hogfather while Death flies with the pigs?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. While all this is going on we haven’t even talked about the wizards and When he was able to resume his role, the Hogfather seemed to salute Death as an equal.


The prathcett of reason says it will rise, but there are many unreasonable voices in a person. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: The Hogfather transforms back into human form and flies off into the night. Of course, we’ve also got the Wizards running around messing with stuff the whole time.


Belief is what underlies what we are as humans. The toymaker had no name in the original book or the script, so Pratchett decided the toymaker was named Joshua Isme, and his shop was called Toys Is Me a play on Toys R Us, as well as the name “Isme”.

Gold light slammed into the mountain peaks, making every one a blinding, silent volcano. Lists with This Book. And it’s too quiet.

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Someone wants the Hogfather Discworld’s version of Father Christmas, except with pigs instead of reindeer, and sherry and meat pies instead of cookies and milk, and he may or may not have tusks dead. The writing, the story, the characters all of it comes together to make a perfect book.

Much obliged to you, friend: The Death of Rats is getting Susan, because if anyone can stop true catastrophe from striking which it will if order isn’t restored since Death isn’t too good at being human – or, rather, too good at itit’s the half-human-half-Death governness with the poker that makes any monster run for cover. Susan joins with the pig and guides him to safety over a cliff, while Death confronts the Auditors and condemns them for breaking the Rules. Especially the peeing pig and how long that joke is dragged out for.

They do so by employing a monstrous human. The Auditors are probably my favorite of Pratchett’s villains, because they are so antithetical to life in all its shapes, and yet are torn by the same impulses to become individuals that humans are. Hogfather Discworld 20 by Terry Pratchett.