Hogfather has ratings and reviews. Nataliya said: This is a book about the nature of belief; the reminder that things we think of as essenti. Nowadays, the Hogfather is expected to travel in a sleigh pulled by hogs of most of the Discworld except for the Counterweight continent and. Meanwhile, the Auditors of Reality pay the Assassins Guild a huge fee to assassinate the Hogfather (the equivalent to Father Christmas).

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Trivia After filming a cameo appearance, Terry Pratchett was stopped by customs at an airport in Australia. What you take from this particular novel, however, is just how important belief is to Human Beings. Yes, this is hilarious. What Hogswatch seems to stand for is not that you will get presents if you have been nice, but that what you have done counts for something, and it is known.

But belief 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?

Through the door, she finds the original bogeyman, who became a children’s myth as adults stopped dizcworld in him. It is the book about origins, of sorts.

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Returning to her place of work, Death explains what happened to Susan but she is attacked by Teatime whom she finally manages to kill using the kitchen poker. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Overall I found this to be clever, entertaining, and quite imaginative, with some interesting underlying messages. View all 19 comments. Get Known if you don’t have an account.

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While fiscworld running around with a fake beard and a pillow stuffed up his Hogfather costume, practicing his HO HO HO’s and making his pixie friend Albert pretend to be the Hogfather’s helper, his reluctant granddaughter Susan gets drawn into the whole business against her will. Fairness, when discussed between Death and Albert, is one of the high points in the entire Discworld universe and is an archetypal moment in his prose.

Strange though it may hoggfather, given the general immersion of human and human-like beings in the mere business of staying alive, it is towards this point that all things strive.

Still as good on every reread.

For a better look at what I mean when I say this novel is very deep and contemplative, please have a look at all the quotes I highlighted – because I scarcely have words. There are so many iconic moments “meet the Hogfather at the fancy department store” turning into “watch the Hogfather’s enormous hogs piss all over the fancy department store”, for one.

The Death of Rats is getting Susan, because if anyone can stop true catastrophe from striking which it will if order isn’t restored since Death isn’t too good at being human – or, rather, too good at itit’s the half-human-half-Death governness with the poker that makes any monster run for cover.


I’ll hogfaher that at times I don’t really understand what is going on in Pratchett books until the last pages or so. It is a delightful treat.

He explained the situation, and pointed out that they should probably be more concerned with the large box marked ‘DEATH. View all 8 comments.

For the book of the same name, see Hogfather. Where has the real Hogfather gone?

Death to an undercover Nobby Nobbs: Wyrd Sisters TV Movie Mar 26, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Discworld 1 – 10 of 41 books. The humour is typical early-Discworld.

It rolled onward, gushing into the valleys and thundering up the slopes, unstoppable.

Dec 20, David Sarkies rated it liked it Shelves: This means that when he rocks up at a house to give a child a gift he actually gives the child what he wants. Want to Read saving…. Susan and Bilious travel hogvather the Tooth Fairy’s realm and discover Mr. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!