Hogfather

by Terry Pratchett

Publisher: HarperCollins in New York

Written in English
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Open LibraryOL24268497M
ISBN 109780061347375, 9780061807701, 9780061347368

  Hogfather A Novel of Discworld (Book): Pratchett, Terry: 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 the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly, old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace.   PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NOV 2, The master of humorous fantasy delivers one of his strongest, most conventional books yet. Discworld's equivalent of Santa Claus, the Hogfather (who flies in a sleigh drawn by four gigantic pigs), has been spirited away by a repulsive assassin, Mr. Teatime, acting on behalf of the Auditors who rule the universe and who would prefer that it exhibited no life/5(91).   At its core, The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (an author with whom students may be familiar) is a book that challenges the reason for beliefs and criticizes society’s propensity to commercialize tradition. First, Pratchett begins by introducing the “Auditors,” beings that monitor the Discworld, often to decide between life and death. Buy Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20) (Discworld Novels) by Pratchett, Terry (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5().

The diverting contrasts between the `real’ and Discworld forms dependably give the peruser hours of entertainment and understanding. Pratchett’s treatment of the Santa Claus legend in Hogfather is the same. Terry Pratchett – Hogfather Audiobook Free Online. Hogfather, Discworld’s Santa is absent.

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The Hogfather movie was my introduction to Discworld, not the least Christopher Lee's voice work. Necessarily the book followed - you never know how different the two may be. Much to my pleasure, not so much. Pratchett grows on one rather fast/5().

Hogfather is the fourth book in the Death subseries. The Hogfather, for those uninitiated in the madness of the Discworld, is the Discs version of Santa Claus.

He delivers gifts to children on Hogswatch Night. There are problems this year, though/5. Directed by Vadim Jean. With David Jason, Marc Warren, Michelle Dockery, David Warner. 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 endeavors to /10(K).

"Hogfather" is the first Terry Pratchett book that I read, based on a strong and enthusiastic recommendation. I am sorry I did not discover Pratchett earlier. His writing is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and peppered with sharp insights into the ways humans by: 1. Hogfather Of the many discworld characters is one called The Hogfather.

He is the Discworld's version of Father Christmas but with a twist. All the usual humour in. Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett, is the story of a beloved Discworld icon and the forces that wish to have him erased from ever existing.

With the Hogfather out of commission for Hogswatch, Death dresses up in a red and white suit with a false beard and takes over delivering presents.

Free download or read online Hogfather pdf (ePUB) (Discworld Series) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Terry Pratchett. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this humor, humor story are Nobby Nobbs, DEATH/5. Hogfather is a classic Discworld novel where Sir Terry Prachett takes you on a festive journey that you won't forget with the favourite heroes like Death, Susan, Ridcully and many more.

It's one of the strongest books in the series. Saving Christmas: The book sees the Hogfather (the Discworld equivalent of Santa Claus) assassinated (for want of a better word, since the Hogfather is a sort of immortal quasi-deity), and Death forced to stand in for him.

Meanwhile, Death's granddaughter Susan (it's a long story) tries to find out what happened to the Hogfather and fix things. The master of humorous fantasy delivers one of his strongest, most conventional books yet.

Discworld's equivalent of Santa Claus, the Hogfather (who flies in a sleigh drawn by four gigantic pigs), has. The author of the book is an English author. Sir Terence David John Pratchett is having a great name when it comes to the fantasy and the comics.

He also won a lot of the awards due to his great work. Features of Hogfather PDF: English is the original. Hogfather (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Discworld Novels (Pb)) by Terry Pratchett and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Terry Pratchett's Hogfather out of 5 based on 0 ratings.

15 reviews. VirgoBlue More than 1 year ago: This movie was hilarious and kept my attention the entire time. Death and his cohort made the movie.

After viewing this, I decided to read the book. (As we all know, the book is ALWAYS better than the movie.) My thinking was, if the book /5(15). The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Hogfather is the fourth book in the Death series; a festive feast of darkness (but with jolly robins and tinsel too).

‘Has the energy of The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland.’. Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless—and oddly familiar—universe, but the Hogfather is one of them.

Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly, old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). It all ties best part about this whole book was the hogfather carollers/bums whose off key singing/coughing and clanging of pans were 'making a din in the well founded hope that people would give them money to stop'.

I was laughing out loud at this part. These well described bags of lumps dined well 3 times a day on boots often Pages: Get this from a library. Hogfather. [Terry Pratchett] -- There are those who believe and those who don't. Through the ages, superstition has had its uses.

Nowhere more so thatn in the Discworld where it's helped to maintain the status quo. Anything that. Hogfather A Novel of Discworld (Book): Pratchett, Terry: What could more genuinely embody the spirit of Christmas (or Hogswatch, on the Discworld) than a Terry Pratchett book about the holiday season.

Every secular Christmas tradition is included. But as this is the 21st Discworld novel, there are some unusual twists. This year the Auditors, who want people to stop believing in things that. The Paperback of the Hogfather (Discworld Series #20) by Terry Pratchett at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more.

Get FREE SHIPPING on Orders of $35+ Customer information on COVID B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help/5(). Hogfather. A friend sent this book to my daughter as a b-day gift. I just heard so much about it, I had to get it for myself. DEATH shows a break all the rules, comical side in this book.

Gotta love the humour /5(3). Blood Monkey | Action Adventure | F. Murray Abraham | Matt Ryan | Amy Manson | Freishia - Duration: Movie Central Recommended for you.

Slender Ella and Her Fairy Hogfather (First Choice Chapter Book) by Vivian Sathre and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Get this from a library. Hogfather. [Terry Pratchett] -- As a first step in destroying humanity, evil men in Discworld try to undermine belief in Hogfather by abducting him.

The plot is ruined by Death who takes Hogfather's place in his sleigh drawn by. The Book Was Better: Hogfather Review KrimsonRogue. Loading Unsubscribe from KrimsonRogue. The Book Was Better: Excalibur Review (5th Year Anniversary Special!).

Hogfather was my first discworld book, and possibly even my favorite. Susan Sto Helit is definitely one of the best characters to follow in the discworld series (that and.

The TV miniseries adaptation of "Hogfather" was what made me want to read the entire Discworld series in the first place, so finally getting to read this book has been both an exciting and somewhat hesitant moment because I didn't know if the actual book would meet my expectations.4/5(66).

Hogfather (Book): Pratchett, Terry: As a first step in destroying humanity, evil men in Discworld try to undermine belief in Hogfather by abducting him. The plot is ruined by Death who takes Hogfather's place in his sleigh drawn by pigs.

Part parody of Christmas, part meditation on the role of. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Hogswatchnight, when the Hogfather himself dons his red suit and climbs in his sleigh pulled by—of course—eight hogs, to shower gifts across Discworld.

But when the fat man goes missing, someone has to sit in. It’s up to Death to take up the reigns—otherwise the sun won’t shine tomorrow or ever would want to harm 4/5(71). Hogfather Summary. Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett, is the story of a beloved Discworld icon and the forces that wish to have him erased from ever existing.

With the Hogfather out of commission for Hogswatch, Death dresses up in a red and white suit with a. This is a 3 hour production of Terry Practchett's "Hogfather" book in which Death has to take over the job of the Hogfather, the Discworld version of Santa.

Despite the fact it was made for TV (on Sky), this is a relatively big budget production with decent special effects and a stellar cast (including heavyweights David Jason, Joss Akland /5().The Hogfather has disappeared, so Death takes over the job to ensure that the children don’t stop believing at Hogswatch.

It’s possible that this book is trying to tap into experiences of childhood I didn’t have -- I grew up in a family which didn’t do (for want of a better verb) things like Santa or the tooth fairy -- but I can’t specifically pinpoint any reason why that would /5().Hogfather: (Discworld Novel 20), Paperback by Pratchett, Terry, ISBNISBNLike New Used, Free shipping in the US It's the night before hogswatch.