Hogfather (Discworld #20) - Terry Pratchett8.54

British Fantasy award nominee 1997.

It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet.

There's snow, there're robins, there're trees covered with decorations, but there's a notable lack of the big fat man who delivers the toys...

Susan the governess has got to find him before morning, otherwise the sun won't rise. and unfortunetly her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats and an oh god of hangovers.

Worse still, someone is coming down the chimney. This time he's carrying a sack instead of a scythe, but there's something regrettably familiar...

HO. HO. HO.

It's true what they say.

"You'd better watch out..."

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Release date: November 1996
Genres: fantasy
Tags: humor
Average rating: 8.54/10
Total ratings: 179
Updated: January 16, 2017

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Reviews

10/10 |
October 14, 2007
Hogfather is definitely one of the funniest Discworld books. This book has everything I've come to expect from Terry Pratchett. If you like Terry Pratchett's other Discworld books, you should read Hogfather. It's an entertaining and hilarious fantasy book. :)