Thursday, December 2, 2010

Susan Sto Helit Counts as a Witch.

Cause I say so. This means I get to talk about Hogfather for Yule! Favorite quote:

"Wherever people are obtuse and absurd...and wherever they have, by even the most generous standards, the attention span of a small chicken in a hurricane and the investigative ability of a one-legged cockroach...and wherever people are inanely credulous, pathetically attached to the certainties of the nursery and, in general, have as much grasp of the realities of the physical universe as an oyster has of mountaineering...yes, Twla, there is a Hogfather."
I wish I had a copy with this cover! Oh well, perhaps I can make some pork pies instead, seeing as how I already own the boring American covered one.


  1. Fav:

    "Humans need fantasy to *be* human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape."

    Far as I go, "Hogfather" is more proof that Pratchett understands on a gut level more about being a witch than plenty of people who ID as one.

  2. Snooze! You are right! That's my favorite quote too. Pratchett says that he doesn't believe in any kind of after-life, but he obviously really cares about how to live in this one. That's witchy enough for me.

    So many Pratchett gems, I don't limit myself to one favorite. :)

    Fiona, welcome to the blog and Good Yule!

  3. Before I read the post, I asked myself 'What's up with the sour looking fat guy?' then I read it and laughed.

  4. Hogfather (a movie version is on Netflix)
    Johnina :^A

  5. Oh yes indeed Johnina, I know it & love it.