Book Review: “Hogfather” (1997) by Terry Pratchett

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Still from the 2006 TV movie.

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I still very much consider myself to be a newbie to Terry Pratchett’s work; I read my first Discworld book eight months ago (Mortreview here), have stuck to only one subseries (Death), and until very recently, I had never heard of Hogswatch. And yet, after only a few books, I find myself wondering how I’ve managed to do without the Discworld in my life for so long.

I finished reading Hogfather on christmas eve, fully intending to write down my thoughts on the spot and post a review on christmas day, but spent the next day or so pondering how on earth I was going to review it instead. Pointing out where a writer went wrong is one thing, but what do you say about a book that instantly feels like a classic and has managed to capture the holiday spirit in a way that is all too rare?

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