Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday eBook Review

Terry Pratchett,  Hogfather

Product Details
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 274 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061059056
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Rei Rep edition (January 16, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W5MIGC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars (118 reviews) 
 1. Short review:   

2. Long review:
2.1. What I liked:  I don't like fantasy, but I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.  Of all the books in the series, for my money, this is the best.
     Roller coaster or walk in the park?
     Roller coaster, but a slow roller coaster.  It is the Terry Pratchett style, the characters he creates, and the Discworld scenery that makes this book a winner.

2.2. What I did not like:  The cover of the eBook sucks.  The editor at Harper-Collins who was responsible for getting this book to Kindle format needs to be fired 'pour encourager les autres'.

2.3. Who I think is the audience:  Anyone who reads English and is over the age of 12.

2.4. Is the book appropriate for children to read?  12 and up-- yes.  Under 12?  You read it first and judge for yourself if you want to give it to your little innocents.

2.5. On the basis of reading this book, will I buy the author's next book?  Oh, yeah.

2.6. Other: 
     Hogfather is the first Discworld book I read.  After reading all the other--and buying most of them--it is still my favorite in the series.
     Hogfather will introduce you to DEATH; his granddaughter, Susan; and to Terry Pratchett's unique style (Footnotes in a fantasy novel?  No, funny footnotes in a fantasy novel.)  Hogfather is both laugh-out-loud funny and profound.
     The Hogfather is Discworld's version of Santa Claus.  What happens when the Hogfather is kidnapped?  DEATH takes his place.  Why?  To keep the residents of Ankh-Morpork believing the lies that hold the world together.  Meanwhile, Susan chases the kidnappers to save the Hogfather.
     You won't forget it.  I didn't.

2.7.  Links:
Terry Pratchett @
His books @

2.8.  Buy the book:


  1. I've always meant to read some Pratchett. The cover is repulsive, but I'm going to download the sample and see what the fuss is about.

  2. Another interesting thing: I searched for it on Amazon and the digital edition didn't show up. I had to use the link from the reviews, which you provided above. Weird.

  3. Aha! The truth will out. This edition is not available to customers from Canada. Sux to be a Canuck sometimes.