Plot summary[ edit ] The Auditors of Reality, a group of "celestial bureaucrats" attempt to eliminate the Hogfather, a jolly god-like creature who brings children presents on December 32nd , similar to the figures of Santa Claus and Father Christmas in the US and UK. The task is given to Mr. Teatime who has a reputation for ruthlessness and creative solutions. Teatime enlists the help of some gangsters to find a delivery person working for the Tooth Fairy , using his magic to break into her kingdom and stealing all the collected teeth. With these teeth, he is able to control all the children on the Discworld, commanding them to no longer believe in the Hogfather. Knowing that the Hogfather is also responsible for the sun rising, Death attempts to maintain belief by dressing up as the Hogfather and fulfilling his role.
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Start your review of Hogfather Discworld, 20; Death, 4 Write a review Shelves: pratchett , favorites , awesome-kickass-heroines , excellent-reads , i-also-saw-the-film , reads This is a book about the nature of belief; the reminder that things we think of as essential, eternal, unbreakable are here because we willed them to be. It is the book about origins, of sorts.
This book is a reminder that what we think of as sweet harmless stories come from darker, scary places. And that is for a reason. So many things stem from the simple fact - we, humans, need to believe; we need to create and fantasize to make the world make any sense, to have the world we think of as This is a book about the nature of belief; the reminder that things we think of as essential, eternal, unbreakable are here because we willed them to be.
So many things stem from the simple fact - we, humans, need to believe; we need to create and fantasize to make the world make any sense, to have the world we think of as permanent BE. Belief is what underlies what we are as humans. No, in his interpretation belief is our attempt to make things make sense.
Yes, we chose to believe in god s or in nature or karma or things of that sort; we take comfort in these things.
Basically, we need to believe in little lies - like Hogfather - before we are able to believe in big lies that make us human. Due to a bit of trouble involving the Auditors of Reality and a sociopathic member of the Assassins Guild "Mister Teatime, who saw things differently from other people, and one of the ways that he saw things differently from other people was in seeing other people as things.
And there are teeth involved. Susan, the level-headed, extra-rational, self-sufficient duchess-turned-governess who firmly believes that "Real children do not go hoppity skip unless they are on drugs. That, and the extreme pragmaticism combined with a weary knowledge of the world that does not fit into the rigid frames of everyday "normal". It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do.