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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And there’s so much going on in this book: To me computers are all about integrated circuits and electricity, but apparently they can exist without them, such as this one which is a replication because Charles Babbage never actually built it: In Death’s library, her biography shows she is being held captive in the land of the Tooth Fairy. Perfectly enjoyable and the antagonist feels especially malevolent this time, though I still can’t decide if Susan Sto Heilt is a troubled woman desperate for normalcy The actual plot is Books by Terry Pratchett.

The line You might think I’ve already thought of that, but I could not possibly comment was added to Death’s dialogue with Albert in the movie. Another interesting thing about this uogfather is that it is all about belief.

Or you can look a little deeper, and be blown away by just how much of a genius Pratchett really was. I am incapable of putting in to words my utter love for this book and everything contained within. Pratchett at his best with better insights in to humanity than anyone else. Hogafther for no other reason, this is worth reading for the scene where Death takes over as a department store Hogfather.


Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather (TV Movie ) – IMDb

Retrieved from ” https: The story begins praychett the evening before Hogswatch, the Discworld counterpart of Christmas. And of course there is the Discworld itself, which is easily one of the most fully realized examples of world-building in all of fantasy fiction. But there is SO much in this story about belief, about the impact that belief has on children, about how the things we’re told as children – “don’t suck your thumb, or the Scissor Man will come and cut it off!

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I laughed, I groaned, I laughed some more, and then finally I decided that Hogfatjer have been missing out on a truly wonderful series of books. So what starts as a pagan tradition gets warped and changed through the years and through the generations until somehow it pops out the other end as a fat jolly pgatchett who gives presents to small children.

Nevertheless, I like that we’re sticking to the chronology in general.

Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4) by Terry Pratchett

pratchrtt The particular winter holiday of the story is a Dickensian sort of event in the home where Susan’s working, but the overall effect is part of the general trend of bringing a medieval-Londonish fantasy setting up to the modern day. This very line also appears in Dwarf Lore.

For a better look at what I mean when I say this novel is very deep and contemplative, please have a look at all the quotes I highlighted – because I scarcely have words. The novel was made into a TV film in And that’s what Pratchett says in this book, through the small-caps voice of his most enigmatic and inhuman character – DEATH.

Which brings us back to square one, right?

Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett gogfather his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Usually I would start a series at the natural starting point, the beginning.


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I also love Susan’s relationship with her grandfather Death, and how Death both fully understands human nature in the way he gets Susan involved in the Hogfather’s disappearance and really, really doesn’t in practically everything else.

Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree. Death appears to Susan to tell her that the Hogfather is ‘unavailable’, and he will have to deliver the presents in his place. Mr Jason could have worn a pointy hat.

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. A non-Discworld book, Good Omenshis collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early it is also available as a mass market paperback – Harper Torch, – and trade paperback – Harper Paperbacks, This time he’s carrying a sack instead of a scythe, but there’s something regrettably familiar Teatime who resides in a realm created by children’s belief where death and thus Death does not exist, he appears at his granddaughter’s place of work dressed as the Hogfather.

There are so many fabul Trigger warnings: The fun never seems to stop giving with these books, really.