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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.
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Ravay Snow
Terry Pratchett always has a fun read, and this one is festive with Death and Susan!Published 2 months ago by David A. Dixon
One of my favourites! Some of the funniest stuff I've ever read. Death cosplaying the Hogfather with a pillow down his robes, the wizzards being as wizzardy as they've ever been,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Moggy
Hogfather ranks right up there with Going Postal and The Truth as one of the best Discworld books. It has an especially deep Death character that makes for lots of fun reading.Published 2 months ago by atomopawn
I was fortunate enough to have seen the movie first, and though I knew the outcome, I found the "back story" equally thrilling.Published 3 months ago by WASmith1946
I am looking forward to reading more by this author. The off the wall humor mad twisting plot kept me thoroughly entertained. I love the amazing one line observations about life.Published 3 months ago by Chinaski
No one can match the verbal wit of Terry Pratchett. If you're not laughing out loud while reading, you're at least smiling--and wishing you were able to remember some of the best... Read morePublished 3 months ago by MT Skies