It’s the night before Hogswatch. And its too quiet.
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..
If you like humorous fantasy that often reveals deeper meanings to human nature with a wide variety of unique and painfully human characters, then you’ll like this.
Terry Pratchett is one of those rare few authors that I’ll pick up his book without checking the blurb to see if it’ll interest me.
Hogfather is a festive adventure featuring Death as one of the main Characters. It’s 400-odd pages and zoomed through it. There are no chapters, something that wasn’t an issue for me.
It moves from one character POV to another and manages to weaves several strands of the story line in a clever way.
There are so many amazing sentences in here that will be memorable quotes. Such as –
“Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.”
This is definitely one to read for Christmas, (or any other time), especially if you like it to be Christmas themed, but not just centered around Christmas like, for example, A Christmas carol.
To sum up, deep meaning, unique characters, great plot
Was it worth the read? Yes
Would I re-read? Yes
Would I read this Author again? Yes
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