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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However I am going to say that I reject that allegation. The line You might think I’ve already thought of that, but I could not possibly comment was added to Death’s dialogue with Albert in the movie.

The particular winter holiday of the story is a Dickensian sort of hotfather 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.


Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker. There may be consequences, particularly on the last night of the year when the time is turning. The reason I mention Hex is because I watched a video on Youtube once I can’t remember the details so I can’t link it about some guy Charles Babbage in the early part of the 19th Century developing a computer using gears. Next book Thief of Time.

And it couldn’t have better timing. 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.

This accretion of magic can be accessed in many ways, but the overriding principle of why things happen on the Discworld is that the inhabitants BELIEVE they will happen. The Hogfather ceased to exist namely because an assassin, Teatime, managed to create an immense amount of disbelief.


And that is for a reason. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Okay, not always finesse, higfather hilarious none the less.

Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather – Wikipedia

Previous book Feet of Clay. The cooks at the restaurant end up having to make “book soup” like many of the homeless people did.

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 presents, whereas in the novel it appears much more often with Quoth the Raven.

As they return to the Gaiter’s house, Teatime follows them in and contemplates trying to kill Death. The novel entered the UK Top 10 charts at 1 as hardback in October [3] and as paperback in November His conversations with the kids in the store are completely priceless, the reactions of the parents are hilarious, and the unexpected addition of Nobby Nobbs is hogfayher the icing on the cake of awesomeness.

When those consequences turn out to be the end of the world, you need to be prepared. Return to Book Page. It is a shame that Christians have suddenly started to claim that Christ was actually born on December 25th in an attempt to add legitimacy to their pratcchett over the midwinter festival.

Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4) by Terry Pratchett

Yes No Report this. 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 meaninglessness.

Retrieved from ” https: Inhe turned to writing full time. As you can imagine chaos ensues. It is no small thing to make the Sun rise. I’m sure the radio initiates pratchettt disagree. In reality, the ancients believed in their gods, and it didn’t matter whether people believed in them or not, they existed, and simply by not believing in them didn’t make them any less real.


Full Cast and Crew. Use the HTML below. Through the ages, superstition has had its uses. This is my second Pratchett book and I hope I find one that I end up loving.

At the University, it is revealed by Hex that the wizards are accidentally creating Small Gods to compensate for the lack of belief in the Hogfather. Part 1 and a teaser for part 2 were shown. I can imagine that prior knowledge is of great benefit as some scenes pratdhett explanation by the uninitiated; Bloody Stupid Johnson’s shower is surely included to stop people like me from complaining that it wasn’t but Banjo’s pratcheyt to Teatime is vague are the examples that spring to mind.

I’ll admit that at times I don’t really understand what is going on in Pratchett books until the last pages or so. Terry published Snuff in October Edit Details Official Sites: When the Hogfather was attacked, Death, like an expert mechanic hearing a change in the sound of an engine, had heard a harmonic change in the music of the universe.

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