| Terry Pratchett|
The Discworld series
20th novel – 4th Death story
Susan Sto Helit
|Motifs:||Christmas, children's stories|
|Year of release:||1996|
|Paperback ISBN:||ISBN 0552145424|
|Notes:||Came 137th in the Big Read|
"The Hogfather" is also a character in the book, who also figures in other Discworld novels, representing something akin to Father Christmas. He grants children's wishes on Hogswatchnight (1st day of Offle) and brings them presents.
The Hogfather wears a red, fur-lined cloak, and rides a sleigh pulled by four wild boars, Gouger, Rooter, Trouter and Snouter. In earlier times he gave households pork products, and naughty children a bag of bloody bones. Earlier than that, he was a winter god of the death-and-renewal kind. The modern version is a jolly toymaker, with vestiges of the earlier myths (such as his Castle of Bones) still clinging to him.
In the novel The Auditors strike again: They decided to eliminate Discworld's equivalent to Santa Claus because he does not fit into their view of the universe. They meet with Lord Downey, head of the Assassin's guild, and commission the services of Mr. Teatime, whose particular brand of insane genius makes him an ideal candidate for the assassination of the Hogfather and other anthropomorphic personifications. Death decides to take over for the Hogfather, wearing a long red cloak and a beard, but things start to become complicated because he is taking the children's wishes too literally. Meanwhile, his granddaughter Susan must find out what's happened to the real Hogfather, and if anyone can save him.
- Дядо Прас (Bulgarian)
- Otec prasátek (Czech)
- Schweinsgalopp (German)
- Orikavana (Estonian)
- Valkoparta Karjupukki (Finnish)
- Le Père Porcher (French)
- Wiedźmikołaj (Polish)
- Дед Кабан, Санта-Хрякус (Russian)
- Berevaar (Dutch)
|Terry Pratchett's Discworld|
The Colour of Magic – The Light Fantastic – Equal Rites – Mort – Sourcery – Wyrd Sisters – Pyramids – Guards! Guards! – Eric – Moving Pictures – Reaper Man – Witches Abroad – Small Gods – Lords and Ladies – Men at Arms – Soul Music - Interesting Times – Maskerade – Feet of Clay – Hogfather - Jingo - The Last Continent – Carpe Jugulum – The Fifth Elephant - The Truth – Thief of Time – The Last Hero - Night Watch – Monstrous Regiment - Going Postal - Thud
Albert - Angua - Carrot Ironfoundersson - Cohen the Barbarian - Fred Colon - Death - Detritus – C.M.O.T. Dibbler - Gaspode - Greebo - Igor - Bloody Stupid Johnson - Leonard of Quirm - The Librarian - Lu-Tze - The Luggage - Mort - C.W.St J. Nobbs - Susan Sto Helit - Rincewind - Havelock Vetinari – Samuel Vimes – The Witches - Discworld gods – Other characters