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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At the University, it is revealed by Hex that the wizards are accidentally creating Small Gods to compensate for the lack of belief in the Hogfather. Get hold of something like someone’s nail clipping and you’ve get ’em under your control.

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Every year I love it more and more. Preview — Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. Terry Pratchett ‘s Discworld. If I had a first name, ‘Duty’ would be my middle name. What you take from this particular novel, however, is just how important belief is to Human Beings. As you can imagine chaos ensues. The fun never seems to stop giving with these books, really. 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 bogfather occasions Retrieved — via Newspapers.

Was also the first book to be adapted by Sky One for a live action TV movie. Lord Downey Tony Robinson Discwordl applied first aid to sustain belief in the Hogfather among children, and recruited Susan, hoffather Hex.

Terry Pratchett’s 20th Discworld novel is their version of a Yuletide story, complete with many deaths, lots of Death and some of the most thought-provoking conversations Hogfsther ever come across. Despite the number of new books under my belt, this held up incredibly well.


There’s no better present than a future.

And when he does show up after all, he’s a skeleton and his pixie is I try to read this every year. So if you haven’t read a Pratchett book yet, I’d recommend you spend an entire day getting down to reading it. And we haven’t even mentioned the one-eyed Assassin yet, or the fact that no-one seems to believe in the Hogfather any more. Can you read this book on its own, or do you need to have read the previous books to understand it? Through the ages, superstit Susan had never hung up a stocking.

Unfortunately, there’s a very creative assassin, too, and the Auditors are egging him on they really should know better from their last plot. Oddly, despite loving the book to pieces, I really wasn’t a big fan of the TV adaptation from a couple of years ago. It all came together in the end quite satisfyingly but I didn’t want to be in the dark for the first pages but that could have been because of my lack of focus while reading.

You think you’re nasty? 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. Of course, we’ve also got the Wizards running around messing with stuff the whole time. Dec 26, These two characters were fantastic and I am looking forward to reading the previous Death books in this series.

Cover art by Josh Kirby. The Auditors have decided that they need to “remove” the Hog Father 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 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.


This is an artist’s impression: And I was a bit lost at first. Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March It is the same that runs through the entire series, but here it is a bit less rounded than elsewhere.

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.

A mere ball of glowing gas would have illuminated the world. Next book Thief of Time. Actually, I finished it while I was doing my cardio at the gym, and people must have thought I had a few screws loose, laughing as I was on the treadmill for, at least to them, no reason at all.


Except, how do you kill a personified construct of human belief? Up until now, he never had to trouble himself hogfzther the ‘naughty or nice’ question, and he’s never had people line up eager to see him.

I also love Susan’s duscworld 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.

Thus it is not surprising that people held a celebration on midwinter to encourage each other that the worst had past, and that everybody has spring, and then summer, to look forward to.

It’s a marvelous story, with a deeper meaning beneath the humor of the surface: