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Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (432 pages)

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  • It's the Christmas season, grab a drink from the bar and join us in the snug (the room directly opposite the main door) for
    a festive book Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. It's not really post-apocalyptic, but June has agreed to let us do this Christmas classic ;).

    Susan had never hung up a stocking . She'd never put a tooth under her pillow in the serious expectation that a dentally inclined fairy would turn up. It wasn't that her parents didn't believe in such things. They didn't need to believe in them. They know they existed. They just wished they didn't.

    It’s the night before Hogswatch. And it’s too quiet.

    Where is the big jolly fat man? There are those who believe and those who don't, but either way it’s not right to find Death creeping down chimneys and trying to say Ho Ho Ho. Superstition makes things work in Discworld, and undermining it can have Consequences, particularly on the last night of the year when the time is turning. Susan the gothic governess has got to sort everything out by morning, otherwise there won't be a morning. Ever again...

    The 20th Discworld novel is a festive feast of darkness and Death (but with jolly robins and tinsel too). As they say: 'You'd better watch out...'

    Hogfather (amazon)

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  • Claire Louise G.

    Oh, I am there. Query: if the apocalypse is now starting in the real world, should we now start reading books about utopias?

    November 9

    • Daniel M.

      When the books we are reading start to look like utopias you will know the apocalypse is in full swing

      November 28

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    My name is Sam, but most people call me Sam.

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    Started by reading John Wyndham years back, and never stopped since. Also into roller derby,... more

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    Hi, I'm Ryan, English teacher and lit-lover. Had a massive crush on Post Apocalyptic literature... more

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  • Scott N.

    It's the Apocalypse ?! I'll get the kettle on. A nice cuppa will make it all better.

  • Claire Louise G.

    To be honest, I probably wouldn't enjoy the end of the world.

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