Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
1. Short review:
- 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)
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.
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.
Terry Pratchett @ http://www.terrypratchett.co.uk/
His books @ http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/
2.8. Buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D1286228011&field-keywords=hogfather