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Berevaar (1996)

door Terry Pratchett

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Reeksen: Discworld: Susan (2), Discworld: Gods (3), Discworld: Death (4), Schijfwereld (20)

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Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless -- and oddly familiar -- universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. And there's something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork's rather extensive criminal element. Suddenly Discworld's entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man's vacated sleigh...which, in turn, has Death's level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it.… (meer)
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    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul door Douglas Adams (MyriadBooks)
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    The Eyre Affair door Jasper Fforde (Merriwyn)
    Merriwyn: If what you love about Pratchett is the combination of humour and the wealth of cultural and intertextual references then Jasper Fforde should be right up your street. Set in an alternate world, The Eyre Affair is funny and clever, referencing swathes of western literature and literary history, and exploring complex and interesting ideas in the best tradition of humourous fantasy.… (meer)
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    Barking Mad: A Reginald Spiffington Mystery door Jamieson Ridenhour (ChillnND)
    ChillnND: I'm a big fan of Terry Pratchett style comedy fantasy and I found Barking Mad to be not dissimilar in its level of wit and humor. Barking has maybe slightly less social commentary than a Pratchett novel but aims a bit more at good-natured parody of Agatha Christie's and similarly styled mysteries. I looked forward to every minute of reading it and hope the author gives us some more Spiffington mysteries.… (meer)
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    Klaus door Grant Morrison (ansate)
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    Fisher of Devils door Steve Redwood (mjcj)
    mjcj: If you love Pratchett, you will love this.
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My second Discworld novel, and the writing is a little different here than in [b:The Light Fantastic|601239|The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2)|Terry Pratchett|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1365691835s/601239.jpg|592532]. More mature, you could say.

The subject of Christmas, Hogswatch here, in a different jacket. Again with the dry and witty humour of Sir Pratchett. Many times I have laughed, other times it wasn't as funny or not easy to follow or grasp what was going on, like it was filler instead of killer. Especially around the last 100 pages things were getting a bit messy, I thought. But then it got better again.

The character of Death is one amusing little type. :) Almost or at least as great as Rincewind, I'd say, even if I'm still a n00b with regards to Discworld.

So yes, reading about Christmas in full summer is perhaps not the best combination, but when you've got enough imagination, it can work.

I also liked the philosophical influences here and there about mankind, about believing in fantasy elements, in superstitious beings, events, etc... As indeed, those things make life more interesting, more bearable, better. Despite what others say. Everyone sort of believes in something unrealistic, one more than the other.

In short, another fun Discworld novel. ;-) ( )
  TechThing | Jan 22, 2021 |
The subject of Hogfather is Christmas. Except on Discworld, it's called Hogswatch, the jolly old fat man is the Hogfather, and he rides around in a sleigh pulled by four large boars named Gouger, Rooter, Tusker and Snouter. Like Santa Claus, the Hogfather goes about climbing down chimneys and leaving presents for children. But this year, things are a little different. The Hogfather seems to have gone on a diet because he's nothing but skin and bones?well, actually, just bones. It seems the Hogfather has died and Death has stepped in to take over. The Death of Rats is busy warning Susan Sto-Helit what Death is up to when he drops down her chimney. Susan is a governess with a few special talents. You see, Susan is Death's granddaughter. The daughter of Death's adopted daughter and her husband, Death's former apprentice. Susan demands an explanation and Death reveals that the Hogfather is dead. When Susan demands to know why he is doing this, he refuses to answer and tells her it is not her business. So when Susan begins her investigation. She's joined by the Death of Rats, an annoying talking raven, and the God of Hangovers. Also on the case, though they don't know it, are the intellectual elite of the Unseen University. The wizards, led by Archchancellor Ridcully, are working on the problem of mysteriously appearing gods. Gods are popping out of thin air?the God of Indigestion, the Eater of Socks, the Cheerful Fairy and the Wisdom Tooth Goblin, to name just a few. ( )
  Ravenwood1984 | Oct 13, 2020 |
Death and the gang save Christmas Hogswatch. What's not to love. ( )
  wills2003 | Jul 30, 2020 |
Re-read on Xmas!

And it couldn't have better timing. Who else would like to see Death taking on the role of Discworld's Santa?

Or better yet, have Susan get involved. :)

Or have a hit put out on the Hogfather while Death flies with the pigs?

OR HAVE TO DEAL WITH RIDCULLY's BATH? *shudder*

Well, here's to ants in the AI! I've just upped my score on this one to a full five. For some reason, this Pratchett tickled me in all the best places. :) ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
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Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless -- and oddly familiar -- universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly old, red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. And there's something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassins' Guild and certain representatives of Ankh-Morpork's rather extensive criminal element. Suddenly Discworld's entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man's vacated sleigh...which, in turn, has Death's level-headed granddaughter, Susan, racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it.

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‘Ik wil,’ zei meneer Kruimpjes van de supermarkt, ‘dat je de Berevaar arresteert!’

‘Waarvoor dan?’ zei Korporaal Bollebos.

‘Dat zit me daar zomaar allemaal pakjes weg te geven!’


Er zat iemand op de stoel. Met een kind op zijn knie. Maar wel een raar iemand, onder dat rode pak. Een knokig iemand, met holle oogkassen en een valse baard. 'Wat wil jij voor je berewaaksavond, klein mensje?'

Waar is de echte gebleven? Waarom komt de Dood door de schoorsteen gekropen? De dag voor Berewaak is dit jaar nog donkerder dan anders. Kan Suzan, de kinderjuf die nooit griezelt, ervoor zorgen dat de zon morgen weer opgaat?
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