Sunday, 19 February 2012

Review of Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

Title: Hogfather
Author: Terry Pratchett
Rating: 5/5


HO. HO. HO.
I’ve watched The Hogfather so many times. It’s practically becoming a Christmas tradition for me. Naturally, I’ve been both aching and dreading to read the book. I just knew I’d end up comparing them to each other.
So I was pleasantly surprised that they hadn’t altered the story too much for TV. Of course, there are extra scenes/characters that didn’t make it onto the screen, which makes the book more enjoyable.
Mr Teatime is well ... he’s weird in the movie. In the book, he’s downright creepy. Even with knowing what’s going to happen in the end, I’m just waiting for him to jump out and do something unexpected.
Death is as enjoyable as ever. Though his inability to get the mixed ideals behind Hogswatch is a bittersweet thing, I’m sure he instilled a heavy dose of belief while out and about as the Hogfather. At least, a heavy dose of something. ^_^ Belief is an important factor in this book nevertheless.
And then there’s Susan ... I wasn’t sure about this character the last time I’d a book with her in it (Soul Music). But she’s much better in this. A good person to have in dealing with Oh Gods, childish old wizards and an insane assassin bent on taking over the world with teeth.

4 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite Pratchett books. I also loved the movie!

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    1. Mine too! Close second is Interesting Times, Pyramids, Mort, Reaper Man, Maskerade and Small Gods. Honestly, I can’t choose between them. I’m more of a Discworld fan than my other half, and he introduced me to the world. He’s into the Death and Watchmen books.
      I'm only on the 21st book though, with some 18 more to go, not including the extras. Although I’ll have to stop at Thief of Time (looking forward to that one) if I can’t get hold of a copy of The Last Hero (which also sounds amusing, I like Cohen).

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  2. I love Terry Pratchett and the Hogfather is one of my favorites. :)I have yet to watch the movie though.

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    1. It’s better done than say the one they did of The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic.
      Death, for example, is just how I imagined him. Both in looks and voice. ^_^

      I quite liked the film of “Going Postal” too.

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