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Hogfather A Novel of Discworld (Paperback)

Author:  Terry Pratchett
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061059056
ISBN-13: 9780061059056
Sku: 30488818
Publish Date: 10/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 1T
Pages:  384
Age Range:  NA
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The Hogswatchnight yuletide season is disrupted by the evil deeds of the Auditors, who replace the red-suited Hogfather with a scythe-bearing demon, prompting the Unseen University wizards and their monster-bashing nanny to launch a rescue plan. Reissue. (A Hallmark television movie, airing December 2006, starring David Jason & Ian Richardson) (Fantasy) *Author: Pratchett, Terry *Series Title: Discworld *Subtitle: A Novel of Discworld *Publication Date: 1999/10/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75
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In this new satirical novel from Discworld, the jolly Hogfather, who brings presents to all the children on Hogswatchnight, mysteriously disappears. The grim specter of Death must take his place, leaving the annual celebration in jeopardy.
The citizens of "Discworld", author Prachett's bizarre alternate-world setting, celebrate Hogmany every year, awaiting the arrival of the Hogfather, a rather large man who drives a flying sleigh drawn by boars. When a group of tooth fairies decide to do away with the Hogfather, the only one willing to step in and fill in for the big man is Death, who, though helped by his granddaughter Susan, just can't get the whole "Ho Ho Ho" thing down quite right.Susan and her grandfather, Death, are back in this sendup of Christmas and childhood myths (Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, etc.), part of the long-running fantasy series set on the Discworld. An insane assassin commissioned by the auditors of reality kills the Hogfather, the kindly, overweight man who brings pork products to good people every Hogswatchnight. Death attempts to act as temporary replacement, although his skeleton doesn't fit very well into the fat man's suit, and his "HO. HO. HO," needs a lot of work. Meanwhile Susan follows a trail of a kidnapped tooth fairy in the hopes of catching the assassin before he can fulfill the rest of his hideous plan. (American readers should note that Hogswatchnight is a play on words: Hogamany is the Scots celebration of the New Year.)
Author Bio
Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's published his first story when he was only 13 years old. "The Hades Business" originally appeared in a school magazine and, two years later, it was re-published in Science Fantasy magazine, making him a professional writer at the age of 15. His first novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE, was published in 1971 and followed the adventures of a society of microscopic people living in, well, a carpet. Essentially, a children's novel in the vein of John Peterson's THE LITTLES (who, incidentally, would be giants compared to Pratchett's people) and the like, the novel paved the way for Pratchett's style of "grounded" fantasy. Many of his novels are feature fairly traditional fantasy elements in fairly traditional fantasy settings, but almost all of these settings are microcosms of the "real" world--in the case of the Discworld series, for example, all the action takes place on a flat planet that sits atop the backs of four immense elephants who, in turn, ride on the shell of an enormous turtle travelling through space. The Discworld books, which form the bulk of Pratchett's literary work and are his most well-known titles, initially began as extremely clever, and very funny, parodies of fantasy fiction and have slowly morphed into being much more. His 1989 novel, PYRAMIDS, was awarded the British Science Fiction Award and a collaboration with Neil Gaiman, GOOD OMENS, was nominated for the 1991 World Fantasy Award. A prolific author, Pratchett is a consistent best seller in England, where, according to some estimates, his fiction accounts for a little over 1% of ALL books sold in any given year.

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