Hogfather

Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 88
  • Relase : 2021-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781350244719

Hogfather Book Review:

It's the night before Hogswatch. And it's too quiet. Superstition makes things work in the Discworld, and undermining it can have consequences. It's just not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say 'Ho Ho Ho...' It's the last night of the year, the time is turning, and if Susan, gothic governess and Death's granddaughter (sort of), doesn't sort everything out by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again... Adapted by Terry Pratchett's long-time collaborator Stephen Briggs, this play text version of Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novel Hogfather wittily and faithfully reimagines the story for the stage.

Hogfather

Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061807701

Hogfather Book Review:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Hogswatchnight, when the Hogfather himself dons his red suit and climbs in his sleigh pulled by—of course—eight hogs, to shower gifts across Discworld. But when the fat man goes missing, someone has to sit in. It’s up to Death to take up the reigns—otherwise the sun won’t shine tomorrow . . . or ever again. 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.

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2009-11-01
  • ISBN : 0575986565

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather Book Review:

Hogswatchnight is fast approaching, and the Hogfather (that jolly fat man who delivers presents to the kiddies) is missing. But it's vital that all the presents are delivered, otherwise the sun won't rise tomorrow. However, there is another supernatural entity who can be everywhere at once and, most importantly, knows where everybody lives. And Death reckons that with a false beard and a few cushions, it might just work. And while Death is busy working out the mysteries of climbing down chimneys and drinking sherry, it's up to Susan to track down the real Hogfather. It's a dark time of the year. There are monsters afoot. And some of them look just like us. HO HO HO. You'd better watch out . . . Terry Pratchett's bestseller, adapted and directed by Vadim Jean, is a two-part live-action/CGI film for Sky One starring David Jason and a host of other great British character actors.

Hogfather

Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Corgi
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : UVA:X006004321

Hogfather Book Review:

Fantasy roman.

Thief Of Time

Thief Of Time
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 434
  • Relase : 2008-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781407035284

Thief Of Time Book Review:

'This is the best Pratchett I've read' Sunday Telegraph The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But with the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time begins for History monk for Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because a truly accurate clock will stop time. And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future. _________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

Hogfather

Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 436
  • Relase : 2013-07
  • ISBN : 9780552167581

Hogfather Book Review:

It's the night before Hogswatch, the Discworld festival, and the Hogfather has been kidnapped. There's only one possible stand-in who can be everywhere at once and negotiate the thinnest chimney. He's just got to remember to leave his scythe behind. That's right. HO, HO, HO, EVERYONE.

Death and Friends, A Discworld Journal

Death and Friends, A Discworld Journal
  • Author : Terry Pratchett,The Discworld Emporium
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2019-10-08
  • ISBN : 1473224292

Death and Friends, A Discworld Journal Book Review:

There's nothing like a journal to get you thinking about life, the universe, and a Disc suspended by four elephants stood atop a giant turtle. And who better to help than Death, Sir Terry Pratchett's most enduring anthropomorphic personification? With space aplenty to keep note of your daily musings, express your wildest dreams, or write your life story, you'll be aided and abetted by Death's wisdom, witticisms and observations along the way. Fill the pages how you like, there's no wrong way to live a life. Or write a book. So COWER, BRIEF MORTAL, and always look on the bright side of Death.

Thud!

Thud!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2009-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781407035437

Thud! Book Review:

Seventh book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'Imaginative, witty and consistent' SFX The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Beating people up in little rooms . . . he knew where that led. And if you did it for a good reason, you'd do it for a bad one. You couldn't say 'we;re the good guys' and do bad-guy things.' Koom Valley, the ancient battle where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls, was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh . . . and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read 'Where's My Cow?', with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do.

The Carpet People

The Carpet People
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2009-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781407042701

The Carpet People Book Review:

In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet . . . That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn't do something about it . . . Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

Shaking Hands With Death

Shaking Hands With Death
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2015-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781473540460

Shaking Hands With Death Book Review:

Why we all deserve a life worth living and a death worth dying for ‘Most men don’t fear death. They fear those things – the knife, the shipwreck, the illness, the bomb – which precede, by microseconds if you’re lucky, and many years if you’re not, the moment of death.’ When Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his fifties he was angry - not with death but with the disease that would take him there, and with the suffering disease can cause when we are not allowed to put an end to it. In this essay, broadcast to millions as the BBC Richard Dimblebly Lecture 2010 and previously only available as part of A Slip of the Keyboard, he argues for our right to choose - our right to a good life, and a good death too.

Mort

Mort
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034508

Mort Book Review:

'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' Sunday Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. Death is the Grim Reaper of the Discworld, a black-robed skeleton carrying a scythe who must collect a minimum number of souls in order to keep the momentum of dying, well . . . alive. He is also fond of cats and endlessly baffled by humanity. Soon Death is yearning to experience what humanity really has to offer . . . but to do that, he'll need to hire some help. It's an offer Mort can't refuse. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse - and being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until Mort falls in love with Death's daughter, Ysabell, and discovers that your boss can be a killer on your love life . . . ________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Mort is the first book in the Death series.

Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds

Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds
  • Author : Marion Rana
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2018-02-12
  • ISBN : 9783319672984

Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds Book Review:

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

Hogfather

Hogfather
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2022-11-29
  • ISBN : 9781804990353

Hogfather Book Review:

'Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.' 'Twas the night before Hogswatch and all through the house . . . something was missing. Superstition makes things work in the Discworld and undermining it can have consequences. When Death realizes that belief in the Hogfather is dangerously low, he decides to take on the job. But it's just not right to find a seven-foot skeleton creeping down your chimney and trying to say 'ho, ho, ho'. It's the last night of the year, the time is turning, and if Susan, gothic governess and Death's granddaughter, doesn't sort everything out by morning, there won't be a morning. Ever again . . . 'Has the energy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the inventiveness of Alice in Wonderland' Sunday Times Hogfather is the fourth book in the Death series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

Lords And Ladies

Lords And Ladies
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 402
  • Relase : 2008-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781407034874

Lords And Ladies Book Review:

'People didn't seem to be able to remember what it was like with the elves around. Life was certainly more interesting then, but usually because it was shorter. And it was more colourful, if you liked the colour of blood . . .' On Midsummer Night, dreams are especially powerful. So powerful, in fact, that they can cause the walls between realities to come crashing down. And some things you really don't want to break through. The witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick return home to discover that elves have invaded Lancre. And even in a world of wizards, trolls, dwarfs, Morris dancers - and the odd orangutan - they're spectacularly nasty creatures. The fairies are back - and this time they don't just want your teeth . . . 'His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction' Mail on Sunday 'Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic and unchained whimsy' The Sunday Times Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

The Rincewind Trilogy

The Rincewind Trilogy
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0575072369

The Rincewind Trilogy Book Review:

"The Rincewind Trilogy" is a bumper volume containing the complete text of two novels and one novella, all starring one of the Discworld's most popular characters: the Wizard Rincewind and his irrepressible - and quite intractable - Luggage.

Small Gods

Small Gods
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2008-12-26
  • ISBN : 9781407034843

Small Gods Book Review:

'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.' Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size - all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . . 'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .' Independent 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone.

Terry Pratchett's Mort

Terry Pratchett's Mort
  • Author : Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 9780552144292

Terry Pratchett's Mort Book Review:

Unable to be objective, Mort, Death's bumbling apprentice, kills an assassin instead of Keli, the princess who should have been his victim.

Feet of Clay

Feet of Clay
  • Author : Anthony Storr
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 1997-01
  • ISBN : 0006384234

Feet of Clay Book Review:

An eye-opening investigation of charismatic "gurus" from Jesus to Freud to David Koresh, by the author of "Solitude: A Return to the Self". In "Feet of Clay", eminent psychologist Anthony Storr uncovers the personality traits that link these men and explores the incredible power they have wielded over their fanatical followers. 11 photos.

Nation

Nation
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2008-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781407046143

Nation Book Review:

Widely thought of as the best book Terry Pratchett ever wrote, this is a story of a Nation, a story of a friendship, a story of growing up and the truths we must learn. It is epic in every sense . . . Prepare for the world to be turned upside down . . . For Mau, halfway between boy and man, it happens when a great wave destroys his entire village. For Daphne, it’s when the same wave crashes her ship into the island that was once Mau’s home. Everything they once had is now so far away, lost to distance and time. But when Daphne stops trying to shoot Mau (she did apologise for it), and instead uses a salvaged invitation card to invite him to tea, they discover a new home can be theirs. And then people start arriving on the island – some very good, some very bad. And it’s soon clear that Daphne and Mau must fight for their Nation. Then a discovery is made that will change the entire world forever . . .

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 1968
  • Relase : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780062457424

Tiffany Aching Complete Collection Book Review:

This collection includes all five Tiffany Aching novels in Terry Pratchett's beloved and bestselling Discworld series, including the final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown. The Wee Free Men: Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—aka the Wee Free Men. A Hat Full of Sky: Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic. She expects spells and magic—not chores and ill-tempered nanny goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this! Indeed, there is. . . . Wintersmith: When the Spirit of Winter takes a fancy to Tiffany Aching, he wants her to stay in his gleaming, frozen world. Forever. It will take the young witch's skill and cunning, as well as help from the legendary Granny Weatherwax and the irrepressible Wee Free Men, to survive until Spring. I Shall Wear Midnight: As the witch of the Chalk, Tiffany Aching performs the distinctly unglamorous work of caring for the needy. But someone—or something—is inciting fear, generating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Tiffany must find the source of unrest and defeat the evil at its root, for if she falls, the whole Chalk falls with her. . . . The Shepherd's Crown: Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. There will be a reckoning. . . .