The hogfather – terry pratchett. For those of you who’ve read Terry Pratchett’s discworld novels you already know the rough plot, style and characters. For those of you who haven’t read any this isn’t the one to start on – I’d recommend Reaper Man or Pyramids which require less pre-understanding to really enjoy. In this, the twentieth Discworld novel (blimey), Discworld is suffering an attack of belief as the Hogfather is destroyed and Death’s grand-daughter is required to go and save the day. Death is one of Pratchett’s strongest and most entertaining characters, so this is definately in the top 25% of his books, but a lot of the plot falls under standard Discworld machinations and slightly sub-witty humour.

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