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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They do so by employing a monstrous human.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Discworld Series Death Series. He had many forms throughout the centuries, and the man in the red suit was only the last of them.

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Much obliged to you, friend: 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. The Hogfather transforms back into prathcett form and flies off into the night. Discworld characters Supernatural entities. View all 11 comments. Mr Jason could have worn a pointy hat.

It’s the night before Hogswatch. Death applied first aid to sustain belief in the Hogfather among children, and recruited Susan, even Hex. With Death taking over the Hog Father’s role to keep belief in him alive, while Hogftaher. One is the “Good King Wenceslas” scene, where Death interrupts a king giving his leftovers to a hogfathdr, poor man who never asked nobody for nothing. Want to Read saving….

To me computers are all about integrated circuits and electricity, but apparently they can exist without them, such as this one which is a replication because Charles Babbage never actually built it: Death, that scamp, doesn’t want to find out the answer to that last question, so he’s taken some questionable steps. Worse still, someone is coming down the chimney.


There are plenty of interesting characters but Death does have a more prevalent role and he entertains throughout trying to get his head around the whole idea of Christmas and the giving of gifts. First aired in two 1. First Edition Cover by Josh Kirby.

I was not disappointed with Hogfather. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do. My two cents: Dec 20, Max rated it it was amazing.

Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather – Wikipedia

I guess the next time I decide to read such a book, such as Charles Dickens ‘ A Christmas CarolI should time it so that I finish the book, a Terry Pratchett’s Christmas Special 5 January I started reading this book because I thought it was going to be a great book hogfathe 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.

I enjoyed the hijinks at Unseen University more than I expected to. First time with Mr Pratchett? pratchet

Terry Pratchett on God 1 3 Dec 20, The second is the “Little Match Girl” scene this book is heavily populated with references to familiar Christmas stories in which Death intervenes to keep the little girl alive rather than let her die to be a heartwarming tale for the more fortunate to remember and be grateful they aren’t peatchett frozen child dead in the snow. The idea is that a god only exists as long as somebody believes in the god.

Chair of Indefinite Studies. View all 6 comments. The Death of Rats is reduced to a one-scene cameo in the film where it reaps the soul of a mouse caught in a trap on Hogswatchnight, and then watches Death deliver prwtchett, whereas in the novel it appears much more often with Quoth the Raven.


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.

Pratchett did, after all, invent one of the most enduring and well-loved fantasy series of all time. The particular winter holiday of the story is a Dickensian sort of event in the home where Susan’s working, but the overall effect is part of the general trend of bringing a medieval-Londonish fantasy setting up to the modern day.

Also, Pratchett touches on wealth distribution somewhat in Hogfather because the Santa Claus-like character is giving out free presents but those presents have to come from somewhere. It is no small thing to make the Sun rise. When it comes to favourite Christmas reads, Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather is as perfect as they come for me.

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It’s just a delight. Views Read Edit View history. The Grim Squeaker was amazing!


Preview — Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. There may be consequences, particularly on the last night of the year when the time is turning.

Works by Terry Pratchett. Terry Pratchett on God. See this year’s top trailers in under pratchettt minute, including Avengers: Published October 2nd by Corgi first published A wintry book can be just the thing on a day it is too hot to move, let alone go outside. Mind you, considering my personality, reading a Terry Pratchett book is probably more my style for the festive season than a Charles Dickens book.

Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March