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. Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. Who would want to harm Discworld’s most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but.

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Sky One original programming. It’s just a delight. The ironic thing is that this is actually quite a modern phenomena. I was quite sceptical.

Full Cast and Crew. Fan of Harry Potter? Death has taken over from the original Hogfather prstchett order to save the universe, sort of.

All together, all this creates Pratchett’s trademark witty and slightly absurd atmosphere, frequently with seriousness cleverly hiding behind well-placed puns and goofs. And, yet, all the wizards, fairies, gnomes, bogeymen, and ant-driven computing machines cannot take away any of the depths that line the story of how DEATH’s love of humans saves the world from eternal hoffather. The writing, the story, the characters all of it comes together to make a perfect book.

There’s a huge discussion about what belief is, when we are children, and why it goes away when we grow up. After all, he did expressly forbid her from getting involved. It’s almost 20 years ;ratchett I read it the first time and I estimate that I’ve read about books in the interlude.

It all came together in the end quite satisfyingly but I didn’t want to be in the dark for the first pages but that could have been because of my lack of focus while reading. View all 19 comments. They do so by employing a monstrous human. Well, they did invent dullness. Trivia About Hogfather Discwo So if you haven’t read a Pratchett book yet, I’d recommend you spend an entire day getting down to reading it.


The great red ball turned frost to fire along the winter branches. When those consequences turn out to be the end of the world, you need to be prepared.

Susan joins with the pig and guides him to safety over a cliff, while Death confronts the Auditors and condemns them for breaking the Rules. Discworld Series Death Series. Actually, I finished it while I was doing my cardio at the gym, and people must have thought I had a few screws loose, laughing as I was on the treadmill for, at least to them, no reason at all. This is made difficult as she regularly needs to literally bash in the heads of the children’s monsters with a poker.

My two cents and five mills: The Auditors are unable to lose their solid form and disappear off the edge of the cliff. My favorite parts of this book were any scene involving Susan and Death. Both Nigel Planer, who plays Sideney and the voice of the Auditors, and Tony Robinson, who plays Mr Crumley, have been the readers for many of the audiobook editions of the Discworld novels, and have both had voice acting roles in the Discworld video games.

Part 1 and a teaser for part 2 were shown. There is the creepiest assassin ever, a tooth fairy, the ohgod of hangovers, and strange things afoot at the Unseen University. Who else would like to see Death taking on the role of Discworld’s Santa? In short, you can read Pratchett at a surface level and laugh yourself silly. Yes No Report this. Oh what a gorgeous name Tee-a-tim-ay is when pronounced thus! 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.

And there are teeth involved.

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At least, that’s one theory. These other points of view seemed to distract me from the real story. To do this she had to leave behind her inner babysitter, and be with her belief.


It can often be subtle, or it can very much in your face.

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None of the extras from the British limited edition DVD are included, the only extras being an interview with Terry Pratchett and the original trailer. Books by Terry Pratchett.

Inhe turned to writing full time. But prztchett 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? When he was able to resume his role, the Hogfather seemed to salute Death as an equal. It wasn’t that her parents didn’t believe in such things.

As Susan climb to the top of the tower, Teatime’s accomplices are devoured by their childhood fears, apart from Banjo, who turns on the Assassin and refuses to attack Susan. Okay, not always finesse, but hilarious none the less. Terry Pratchett’s 20th Discworld novel is their version of a Yuletide story, complete with many deaths, lots of Death and some of the most thought-provoking conversations I’ve ever come across. Moreover, this had a peculiar seasonal feel to it what with all the magical beings coming into the world and us seeing our own traditions and customs through the distorted lens of this flat but oh-so-well-rounded world.

Previous book Soul Music. Can you read this hogather on its own, or do you need to have read the previous books to understand it? If for no other reason, this is worth reading for the scene where Gogfather takes over as a department store Hogfather.