Hogfather (Google eBook)

Harper Collins, 13 oct. 2009 - 416 páginas
930 Reseñas

Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless -- and oddly familiar -- universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. And there's something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork's rather extensive criminal element. Suddenly Discworld's entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man's vacated sleigh . . . which, in turn, has Death's level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it.


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A wonderful parody of Father Christmas. - Goodreads
The plot is too scattered. - Goodreads
Brilliant ending to the death serious. - Goodreads
This is my new favorite humor writer. - Goodreads
Loved the characters, plot and humour! - Goodreads
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Review: Hogfather (Discworld #20)

Reseña de usuario  - Devyn Kennedy - Goodreads

The thing about Pratchett that I love is his humor. It is not as deep or vivid as someone like Adam's, but it is the kind of groaning humor that you tend to shun as you expand your horizons. The other ... Leer reseña completa

Review: Hogfather (Discworld #20)

Reseña de usuario  - Stephanie Bolen - Goodreads

Watched the animated movie before reading the book, but the book is well worth reading. The villain isn't that great but the writing is extraordinary as usual for the series. Leer reseña completa


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Página 188 - It's amazing how good governments are, given their track record in almost every other field, at hushing up things like alien encounters. One reason may be that the aliens themselves are too embarrassed to talk about it. It's not known why most of the space-going races of the universe want to undertake rummaging in Earthling underwear as a prelude to formal contact.
Página 24 - Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on. ~~ Terry Pratchett, Hogfather...
Página 219 - It's the hope that's important. Big part of belief, hope. Give people jam today and they'll just sit and eat it. Jam tomorrow, now — that'll keep them going forever.
Página 188 - The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head. do so. The wizards were sitting around the Uncommon Room table, which was piled high with books. "It is Hogswatch, Archchancellor," said the Dean reproachfully, thumbing through an ancient volume.
Página 236 - Stibbons . . . would you be so kind as to step over here for a moment?
Página 299 - And the ghosts of the past poured in, and he knew where he was. He was in the yard of Gammer Wimblestone's dame school.

Sobre el autor (2009)

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels are bestsellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In January 2009, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Pratchett a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry lives in England.

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