Hogfather by Terry Pratchett(17 ratings)
|Submitted by Anonymous |
Terry Pratchett's approach to the Discworld novels tends to be to look at either a society, event, or an aspect of humanity, and he examines it, turns it on its ear, and presents his own take on it, causing the reader to re-think his or her opinion and perspective on whatever topic Pratchett has decided to dissect.
|Submitted by Ginny |
This, the 20th Discworld book, is an obvious spoof of our Christmas, although there is of course more to the story then that. Although I enjoyed the book, and found Susan [apparently the daughter of Mort and Ysabell, although they never make an appearance] and Death particularly entertaining characters, I found much of the plot-- especially to do with the Assassins-- very confusing. Some parts of the book were brilliantly enjoyable, but others were rather boring, not to mention confusing. Although I would not have recommended this book for anyone who wanted to get started reading Pratchett, my friend read this as her first Discworld novel, and apparently understood every word, which just goes to show... something.
|Submitted by ziggi|
Hogfather, book 20 of the discworld series, is one of the best discworld books written. It keeps you looking for refenences to todays christmas, and shows a softer, rounder, more colorful side to Death. A must read for any self-respecting fantasy reader.
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