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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.
...and, very well written. Great comedic timing.
I'm a regular Neil Gaiman reader, and have never tried anything by his compatriot, Pratchett; but dove in to this, as... Read more
Jolly good fun! I love the Discworld series. If you want something to make you laugh, this is the book
This is my annual holiday read. It used to be Dickens but no one can top Death's effort to fill in for the absent Hogfather.Published 7 days ago by Holly A. Wagner
If you like Sir Terry Pratchett then this will be a great addition to your library. I have a hardcover paper back and now the kindle. I wish all his books were on kindle.Published 7 days ago by Becky
The midwinter holiday on Discworld is Hogswatch rather than Christmas, and the Hogfather is the Discworld's counterpart of Santa Claus. Read morePublished 9 days 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 12 days ago by Lynn F