Hogfather has ratings and reviews. Nataliya said: This is a book about the nature of belief; the reminder that things we think of as essenti. Nowadays, the Hogfather is expected to travel in a sleigh pulled by hogs of most of the Discworld except for the Counterweight continent and. Meanwhile, the Auditors of Reality pay the Assassins Guild a huge fee to assassinate the Hogfather (the equivalent to Father Christmas).
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You need to login to do this. Terry Pratchett’s Christmas Special 5 January I started reading this book because I thought it was going to be a great book to read in the lead up to the festive season, however the only problem was that my timing was completely off — I finished it five days into the new year, which sort of defeats the purpose of reading a book for the festive season.
Hogdather it right for everyone, impossible.
There are plenty of funny moments as he tries on Hogfather’s false beard for size, so to say. Retrieved from ” https: My favorite parts of this book were any scene involving Susan and Death. However we also encounter a number of other gods, such as the oh-god of Hangovers, who came into existence because people began to believe in him. Death’s well-made point is that the king gave of his abundance not because he cared for the man, but because it made him feel good to receive gratitude.
Forbidden to interfere directly, they pay the Assassin’s Guild to kill the Hogfather instead. Terry published Snuff in October Have you been naughty Here is Death, trying to maintain faith in the jolly man in hogfatner red suit, Albert along to coach and play elf, while Susan is diverted from her job as a governess to try nogfather hunt the down the missing big guy.
Death to an undercover Nobby Nobbs: And there are a few things that Death learns thanks to this new temporary jobs – like the value of charity, the gift of life if you’ve ever been scarred by Andersen’s saddest fairy-tale ‘A Girl with Matches’ you’ll know right away what I mean!
Cover by Michael Sabanosh-paperback. I’ve just upped my score on this one to a full five.
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 Overall I found this to be clever, entertaining, and quite imaginative, with some interesting underlying messages.
It has enemies who bear it a vicious, unbending malice, who wish not only for its tiny life to be over but also that it had never existed. One of his best, a MUST read for Discworld fans and maybe a good start for the series by those not yet initiated. Preceded hogfaher the Death hogfathe by Soul Music.
Well, as it turns out, the Hogfather disappears, which means that all of the kids aren’t going to get their Hogswatch presents, so Death, of all people, decides to take the job instead.
These two characters were fantastic and I am discwrld forward to reading the previous Death books in this series. After a brief period of hogftaher, she goes with the pair to look after her grandfather.
Personal tools Create account Log in. It’s not as quippy or joke-heavy as some Discworld books, but what it lacks in goofery and wit, it makes up for in plot and character and heart.
Some aspects of the Hogfather suggest the anti-Santa Claus who lives on in some German folklore. When it comes to favourite Christmas reads, Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather is as perfect as they come for me. It’s amazing and I love it. This is a xiscworld by the way, the one that was pulled up from the ocean floor looks nothing like that one.
On Discworld we have Hogswatch Night, and instead of 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. Thus there is a Hogfather because….
This is a book that can be read at several levels, if nothing else, then simply for the humour. There was fun, there was suspense, there was the signature humour as sharp as Death’s scythe, Needed it this year especially.
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