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This year the Auditors, who want people to stop believing in things that aren't real, have hired an assassin to eliminate the Hogfather. (You know him: red robe, white beard, says, "Ho, ho, ho!") Their evil plot will destroy the Discworld unless someone covers for him. So someone does. Well, at least Death tries. He wears the costume and rides the sleigh drawn by four jolly pigs: Gouger, Tusker, Rooter, and Snouter. He even comes down chimneys. But as fans of other Pratchett stories about Death (Mort, Reaper Man, and Soul Music) know, he takes things literally. He gives children whatever they wish for and appears in person at Crumley's in The Maul.
Fans will welcome back Susan, Death of Rats (the Grim Squeaker), Albert, and the wizardly faculty of Unseen University, and revel in new personalities like Bilious, the "oh god of Hangovers." But you needn't have read Pratchett before to laugh uproariously and think seriously about the meanings of Christmas. --Nona Vero --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book has its hilarious moments, as you would expect.
Not only do his plot lines connect in ways the reader would never suspect but while creating this great story he interweaves some amazing characters at the same time.
It has Susan, Death, Binky, Death of Rats, the oh god of Hangovers, the Wizards...all of the best.
The midwinter holiday on Discworld is Hogswatch rather than Christmas, and the Hogfather is the Discworld's counterpart of Santa Claus. Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Nash Android
Funny and irreverent seasonal tale. Who knew Death had a granddaughter? And a desire to portray that familiar jolly elf. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lynn F
Terry Pratchett's take on a festive holiday somewhere in the middle of winter. His imagination is unparalleled on Discworld.Published 9 days ago by passion4puzzles
Where do I start? Almost everything by Terry Pratchett deserves 5 stars, but Hogfather is among his best. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julian C
It's so hard to describe Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels to non-fans. On the surface they're parodic fantasy novels, with clever wordplay and skewering of beloved tropes by an... Read morePublished 3 months ago by E. Walton
Perhaps the funniest of the Discworld novels I've read so far! This book combines the Death series (my favorite) with the goofiness of the wizards of the Unseen University. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ravay Snow