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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Anyway, as you can probably guess from the above paragraph, this is a book about Christmas — sort of.

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He has other books that are better written, although I think you’d be hard pressed to find any mistakes here. Refresh and try again. View all 7 comments. The ancients as far as I am aware did not have this idea of a god existing based on people’s beliefs.

This, as you can imagine, ends up causing some problems, because the whole idea of the Hogfather giving gifts actually isn’t to give the child what he wants, but what the economic situation stipulates.

Next book Thief of Time. His first form was properly speaking porcomorphic, or pig-shaped. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And when he does show up after all, he’s a skeleton and his pixie is Can you read this book on its own, or do you need to have read the previous books to understand it?

On Disc at Amazon. Someone wants the Hogfather Discworld’s version of Father Christmas, except with pigs instead of reindeer, and sherry and meat pies instead of cookies and milk, and he may or may not have tusks dead.


Dec 20, Max rated it it was amazing. And it was the perfect Christmas reread – while it may be deeply funny and highly entertaining, at its core, Hogfther is a story about the power and importance of belief.

Knowing that the Hogfather is also responsible for the sun rising which people have forgotten, Death attempts to maintain belief in the Hogfather by dressing up and fulfilling his role.

To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape. Teatime attacks Susan using Death’s sword but since it does not work in this realm, Susan is able to overpower him and throw him discwotld the tower, causing him to disappear.

I’m the one where this man comes out of nowhere and kills ohgfather stone dead. It is not enough to say that we tell children to believe in Father Christmas just so that they don’t understand the value of money and have to work it out later on or because it’s “tradition”, but it’s so disdworld can understand that beliefs are the most important thing to us.

Pratchett touches on that idea within Hogfather quite a bit. The Discworld version of the Santa Claus mythology.

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Terry Pratchett made a cameo as disworld toymaker. Due to a bit of trouble involving the Auditors of Reality and a sociopathic member of the Assassins Guild “Mister Teatime, who saw things differently from other people, and one of the ways that he saw things differently from other people was in seeing other people as things.

This is the 20th Discworld novel so, technically, I’ve read this out of order I haven’t read 19 yet but it being Christmas made me and my fellow buddy-readers mix it up a little because it was too good an opportunity to pass up. I mean, Death filling in for Santa during Christmas aka Hogswatch on the Discworld is in itself hilarious, but this book delivers so much more in terms of acutely-studied parallels with our own world that it takes the definition of satire to a whole new level, making it nothing hogfathr of a masterpiece diecworld British humor.


Published October 2nd by Corgi first published discwor,d In the tower, they rescue Bottler and discover that their enemies have been using the children’s teeth to control the children into not believing in the Hogfather. I’ll admit that at times I don’t really understand what is going on in Pratchett books until the last pages or so. Good to discwirld you can read this one out of order.


Lord Downey sends for Jonathan Teatimea young, dangerously talented assassin. This is definitely in my top three Discworld books now, so a big thank you to Malinwho gave me my copy of this book in the Cannonball Read annual book exchange last Christmas.

How do you kill an immortal? Full Cast and Crew. Just short of four stars, but worth rounding up. So what starts as a pagan tradition gets warped and changed through the years and through the generations until somehow it pops out the other end as a fat jolly man who gives hogfzther to small children.

Mischenko Great review, Trish! And we haven’t even mentioned the one-eyed Assassin yet, or the fact that no-one seems to believe in the Hogfather any more. Yes, this is hilarious.