Hogfather. Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. 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 (Discworld) [Terry Pratchett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil.

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My two cents and five mills: It is a delightful treat. If we did not believe, what would we be? The novel entered the UK Top 10 charts at 1 as hardback in October [3] and as paperback in November Which villain would come out on top?

It is the book yerry origins, of sorts. Teatime employs five criminals, a wizard and a locksmith in his mission.

The book focuses hoggather the absence of the Hogfathera mythical creature akin to Father Christmaswho grants children’s wishes on Hogswatchnight December 32 and brings them presents. Discworld Ankh-Morpork Other dimensions. Gods may begin their existence as small creatures, but they gain more and more power as people believe in them as true entities.

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! Which led me to research this whole Discworld thing in order to figure out how all of this stuff really works. Because I work for a nonprofit agency that gets swamped with donations in November and December and struggles to meet needs in Junethe commentary about a lot of people’s true motivations for holiday giving really hit the mark.

Susan, the level-headed, extra-rational, self-sufficient duchess-turned-governess who firmly believes that “Real children do not go hoppity skip unless they are on drugs. Vernon Crumley Nigel Planer We simply swapped 19 with 20 for Christmas – since those two You really can. 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.


There is the constant desire to find out where – where is the point where it all began. Teatime trying to use what’s there to a This book is hilarious. Good to know you can read this one out of order.

There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children.

As usual, plenty of humour with an edge. The invasion of the tooth castle is covered in more detail in the movie, as is the gathering and controlling of the teeth. Because “some things are fairly obvious when it’s a seven-foot skeleton with a scythe telling you them.

Her fragile attempts at normality end when she feels the need to investigate why her father has decided to dress up as the Hogfather the Discworld’s variation of Santa Claus. Two thumbs, a glass eye, and a lovely dinner of old boots and mud up. The final thing I wish to touch upon is this machine called Hex.

You’re saying humans need. I guess the next hogfater I decide to read such a book, such as Charles Dickens ‘ A Christmas CarolI should time it so that I finish the book, a 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.

Unfortunately, by giving a poor child an incredibly expensive gift upsets the balance somewhat.

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 Bernard Pearson was involved with the ‘look’ of Ankh-Morpork. His grand-daughter Susan is trying to be normal, but how normal teery hitting bogeymen with a poker, really?


I’m continuously amazed how Pratchett manages to point out the absurdities of the human condition while still being such a humanist and championing the power of imagination.


There’s a huge discussion about what belief is, when we are children, and why it goes away when we grow up. In fact, some have suggested that the Antikythera Mechanism is also a type of computer that was built by none other than Archemides himself. Medium Dave and Banjo’s surname in the novel is ‘Lilywhite’, not ‘Cropper’. Terry Pratchett ‘s Discworld.

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Why we need to believe and what those beliefs do for us. And that is for a reason. Start your free trial. Thanks for telling us about the problem. How do you kill an immortal? Once again, Pratchett shows pratcheth the stories we tell are a huge part of what makes us human. This book is hilarious.

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It never ceases to amaze me how well Terry Pratchett, an atheist, understood the nature of belief, of how belief is a peculiarly human characteristic and what it means that humans need things to believe in, for good or ill. By the end of the book it becomes quite evident that the role of the Hogfather is to make the sun come up in the morning. Previous book Feet of Clay.