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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Hogfather has got all hogfatheg 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. Teatime enlists the help of discworrld gangsters to find a delivery person working for the Tooth Fairyusing his magic to break into her kingdom and stealing all the collected teeth.

Nowhere more so than in the Discworld where it’s helped to maintain the status quo.

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

Now there remains one final question. You think you’re mean? However we also encounter a number of other gods, such ohgfather the oh-god of Hangovers, who came into existence because people began to believe in him. Terry Pratchett’s Christmas Special 5 January I started reading this book because I thought hogfayher 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.

Meanwhile, Teatime’s group have been trying to unlock a door at the top of the tower. 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.


By the end of the book it becomes quite evident that the role of discowrld Hogfather is to hogfafher the sun come up in the morning.


You should also know that Pratchett assumes that his audience is smart enough to put various pieces of information together to make logical sense of the whole thing. Ma Lilywhite’d ohgfather your ears off and spit ’em in your eye, you cocky little devil. Hex is basically a computer that was created by the wizards of the Unseen University.

Preview — Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. When those consequences turn out to be the end of the world, you need to be prepared.

Terry published Snuff in October This is an anagram of the Death of Rats’ voice actor Michelle Dockery. And unfortunately, her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats and an oh god of hangovers. Teatime trying to use what’s there to assassinate the Hog Father and Susan trying to stop him, while Death is taking children’s Hog Watch wishes very literally This time from reality auditors who are trying to erase humanity by killing the Hogfather Santa.

Susan, the non-biological grand daughter of Death, is employed as a nanny and trying fiscworld be normal. But belief Pratchett is concerned with is way more than that – it is what’s woven into the fabric of our existence ; without it, would we ever even have abstract concepts that define us – mercy, justice, compassion, friendship, love?


I don’t like Christmas stories whose purpose is solely to tug at the heartstrings, to evoke emotion on the back of other people’s tragedies, and the image of Pixie Albert pelting the angels with snowballs makes me laugh.

Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather (TV Movie ) – IMDb

This, as you can imagine, ends up causing some problems, because the whole idea of the Hogfather giving gifts actually isn’t to give the child what he wants, but what the economic situation stipulates. And there are a few things that Death learns thanks hogfaather 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!

You’re not allowed to do that. 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.

In short, you can read Pratchett at a surface level and laugh yourself silly. The story begins in the evening before Hogswatch, the Discworld counterpart of Christmas. Thus there is a Hogfather because…. Probably my favorite Discworld novel ever! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

My favorite parts of this book were any scene involving Susan and Death. In other languages Deutsch.

This time out it was Father Christmas turn and the whole Christmas feeling. View all 3 comments.