Monday, December 17, 2007

Book Review: Hogfather - 7/10

Not Pratchett's funniest or best Discworld novel, but when considered against other possible holiday reads, especially within the fantasy genre, this one's a gem. I read it this December of as a placebo for not being able to see the film version made in the UK. The plot is simple; the Hogfather, Discworld's equivalent to Santa, has gone missing, and the hilariously deadpan Death has decided to take his place on Hogswatch night. Highly recommended if you're looking for something festive and are a fan of fantasy, British humor, Douglas Adams, or Christopher Moore. As with most of Pratchett's Discworld books, no prior knowledge of the other books in the series is necessary; it helps enrich, but does not hinder enjoyment.


  1. I have never read a Pratchett book other than Good Omens which was twenty years ago. Now that he ahs revealed he has Alzheimer's I want to read all his stuff though.

  2. I hadn't heard that news. That's really too bad. Pratchett's a brilliant writer. At any rate, I think anything by him in the Discworld series is worth a read.