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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Marina Ariadne ,

Snarky fun

Am reading this after having seen the BBC video a couple of years ago, and having read only the Tiffany Aching quintet before this novel.

I snickered a lot reading this. A Yank, I’d never heard of Wow-Wow sauce, and now I’m curious.

There are parts of this book that resonate too strongly with current societal situations, bordering on omniscient and—I hope not—timeless. There are discussions about charity that need to be jammed into a few heads.

Perception and choices are threads wound through the plot. You can choose to read this as another Terry Pratchett experience, a seasonally apt book, winter fun, an anthropological study, a philosophical debate, any or all of the above, or in a completely different light.

I think, by whichever perceptual lens you read it, you’ll be happy you did.

SeattleSue99 ,

Love it

Love it and the movie, a holiday we we hold true..... :)

Jack.S ,

Wonderful!

Even though I haven't bought this book for the iPad, I've read it in paper book form and it's amazing! The attention to detail is fantastic and the humour which Terry creates is very good. A wonderful read and I recommend it for all who love mystery, 'Hogswatch' and a good laugh!

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