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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It rolled onward, gushing into the valleys and thundering up the slopes, unstoppable. Death’s granddaughter, Susan, is an excellent character, another of Pratchett’s very cool females; and I really enjoyed her parts of the plot, too, whether she’s dealing with the monsters under the bed or trying to figure out why Death’s flying around and saying HO HO HO.

Some aspects of the Hogfather suggest the anti-Santa Claus who lives on in some German folklore. And what happens when you do?

It’s one of my favourite Discworld books, hands down. This book is hilarious.


It has enemies who bear it a vicious, unbending malice, who wish not only for its tiny life to be over but also that it had never existed. IMDb’s Guide to Streaming. This time from reality auditors who are trying to erase humanity by killing the Hogfather Santa. Based on the Terry Pratchett novel.

I thought that Pratchett gave an interesting commentary about belief and that believing in the small things help individuals believe in large ideas. I was not a fan of the things going on at the university or any other point of view. Lord Downey sends for Jonathan Teatimea young, dangerously talented assassin.


His attempts to improve upon customs are great, especially the sequence at the Hogswatch Grotto in the “Maul” and his attempts to fairly redistribute wealth. This is an anagram of the Death of Rats’ voice actor Michelle Dockery. Mar 26, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….

Which led me to research this whole Discworld thing in order to figure out how all of this stuff really works. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Susan saw them one after another. Susan, Death’s granddaughter, is trying distance herself from her supernatural side by being normal which is abnormal for the Discworld and taking the position of governess in the Gaiter household, where she tries to instill some rationality into her young charges.

Teatime who has a reputation for ruthlessness and creative solutions. Terry Pratchett made a cameo as a toymaker.

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It’s just so good! I was quite sceptical. It is the book about origins, of sorts. They work on tracking down the jerks who’ve apparently succeeded in killing the Hogfather, while Death rides around in the sleigh having his one-millionth mid-life crisis, handing out presents to everyone he meets in an effort to keep the spirit of the Hogfather alive.

After all, he did expressly forbid her from getting involved. Hex is basically a computer that was created by the wizards of the Unseen University. In response to this question, the anthropomorphic wossname called the Hogfather arose.


Return to Book Page. View all 19 comments. 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.

Dec 27, The idea is that a god only exists as long as somebody believes in the god. The actual plot is You’re saying humans need Good to know you can read this one out hogfaather order. The daft old wizards were funnier than I’d seen them be before; underling wizard Ponder and the thinking machine, Hex, are charming.

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Open Preview See a Problem? However I am going to say that I reject that allegation. Up until now, he never had to trouble himself with the ‘naughty or nice’ question, and he’s never had people line up eager to see him. Yes, this is hilarious.

hogfatyer The only difference in the Hogfather in that time seems to have been that he did not bring presents, but sausages and black puddings if you were lucky. Trish So glad this seems to be as perfect as I had hoped. Full Cast and Crew. I enjoyed the hijinks at Unseen University more than I expected to. Dec 20, Max rated it it was amazing.

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