Hogfather by Terry PratchettHogfather by Terry Pratchett


byTerry Pratchett

Mass Market Paperback | January 5, 1998

Book 20 of 41 
Discworld series

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Where is the big jolly fat man?  Why is Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho?  The darkest night of the year is getting a lot darker...

Susan the gothic governess has got to sort it out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning.  Ever again...

The 20th Discworld novel is a festive feast of darkness and Death (but with jolly robins and tinsel too).

As they say:  You'd better watch out...
Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Raising Steam is his fortieth Discworld novel. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as be...
Title:HogfatherFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7 × 4.3 × 1.09 inPublished:January 5, 1998Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0552145424

ISBN - 13:9780552145428

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Terry Pratchett You can't find an author that compares with Terry Pratchett's story telling abilities. So funny, smart and witty. Having read all his books I am at a loss of where to turn to next and nothing else measures up. Make sure you read these books in order of publication or you miss so many references and jokes.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful As always Pratchett had me laughing out loud often. I loved it.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Fun Holiday Novel While this is not my favourite of the Discworld books, it's a fun Christmas read. Death has decided to take on the role of the Santa Claus figure on Discworld's version of Christmas, called Hogswatch, and Susan attempts to put the world to rights again and find the Hogfather. Lots of clever lines, and Susan is a non-sense character you can't help but love.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hogfather An excellent tale with a few twists and many ' loveable characters'. These stories just get better and better.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of his best Really enjoyed, Susan and her Grandad save the hogfather with a lil help from Hex and the Wizards.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Death dons the Red Suit. Ho. Ho. Ho. Not Pratchett's funniest or best Discworld novel, but when considered against other possible holiday reads, especially within the fantasy genre, this one's a gem. I read it in December of 2007 as a placebo for not being able to see the film version made in the UK. The plot is simple; the Hogfather, Discworld's equivalent to Santa, has gone missing, and the hilariously deadpan Death has decided to take his place on Hogswatch night. Highly recommended if you're looking for something festive and are a fan of fantasy, British humor, Douglas Adams, or Christopher Moore. As with most of Pratchett's Discworld books, no prior knowledge of the other books in the series is necessary; it helps enrich, but does not hinder enjoyment.
Date published: 2007-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HO HO HO Very interesting book by Terry Pratchet. I have recommended it to many friends and they have also loved it. I am now reading more and more of his books.
Date published: 2005-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Terry Pratchett The Discworld series is one of my favourite things to read, and this book is no exception. Terry Pratchett is a genius!
Date published: 2003-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good This book was quite fun to read, and it wasn't full of big words that can become quite tricky. The first time I read it was in fourth grade, and even then when I was only 8 years old it was an awesome book. I highly recommend (sp?) it to anyone who is sick of Harry Potter.
Date published: 2003-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the hogfather This is the best book I have read in years. Exploding with intrigue. Definetly one to add to your shopping bag.
Date published: 2000-12-12

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