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The suite of characters is sizable and well developed, but never out of control so one always knows who pratchetr who. Second, pgatchett of the way he deconstructs the “harmless conman” character I have always had a problem with cartax criminals out to be heroes. I am probably the last person on earth to read Terry Pratchett, but I’m glad I finally did.

Moist is not a native citizen, and that makes it possible to comment on the various quirks of the city without it seeming awkward. Anyway… The plot hinges on Moist being forced by Vetinari to take over the post office, which has tefry into disrepair, in part due to a new way of sending messages called the clacks.

Jan 03, Melki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pratchett’s Discworld, with its hodge-podge of technologies, cultures, and magic, into which he shoehorns whatever anachronistic notion works for the story, shouldn’t work as well as it does, but somehow you suspend your disbelief and just enjoy the ride.

In any event, Going Postal was pur This was really surprising, actually. Monetary Relativity No better theory of money exists than Pratchett’s: Discworld is not a fluffy fantasy setting despite being extremely humorous. Three hundred people would swear they saw him die. Terry Pratchett is in a category all his own.

In some of the later novels I was getting more of a reused-joke feeling, and while it was still pretty funny, all the depth was gone. It’s fantastical suspense, with humans and golums mainly, but also werewolves, dwarves, trolls, etc. The suspense is primarily tery around the clacks towers, semaphores, telegraphs. Oct 19, Jared rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quotes from Going Postal.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The man is a genius, several moves ahead of his opponents; and while he may be ruthless in some ways, I also have to admire him. In any event, Going Postal was purely a pleasure. Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March You’re sure it can’t go wrong One of my favourite Discworld novels – although I’m sure I’ve said that more thank once. Parolee Lipwig must recreate the Ankh-Morpork post office into a going concern.


And usually, I can set the difference with the witches whom I adore and everyone else, most of all the guards, who don’t interest me in the slightest.

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Besides being a great entry into the Discworld mythos, this is also just a good book; Pratchett, getting better like a fine wine, spins a good yarn. Some books I loved, some bored me to tears, one I didn’t finish.

A good starting place: In light of ‘s financial crisis, Going Postal might be taken as a timely reminder of the fallibility of humans, especially those entrusted with wealth or power. In fact, I think this may be the first Discworld book for which I actually stayed up a few minutes past my bedtime one night because I wanted to know what would happen next.

But whereas Adams’ plotlines can be meandering and perhaps secondary to his constant seeking of the absurd, Pratchett’s were elaborately coiled, well-paced, and compelling, and his characters, amusing and strange as they often were, aaunto a certain sincerity that kept me interested in their welfare.

Rincón del Lector Constante: Cartas en el asunto – Terry Pratchett

Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. Inspiring words admittedly, some of the bronze carttas have been stolenand for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight.

William de Worde he-he is the city’s first investigative journalist, sleuthing out possible murder and a plot to overthrow Lord Vetinari. The first few pages were a bit tricky for me to get into and intially put me off but after a good praychett I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Going Postal

Jan 04, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: While I use e-mail and sometimes text messages, I still enjoy writing and receiving old-fashioned paper letters. Pumpthe golem. Trivia About Going Postal Dis Going Postal has given me a new push into the Discworldand I’m excited to read to the end of the series sometime in the not-so-distant future.

As in, same author, same world, and yet there are ones that I loved, like Going Postaland ones that I really, truly hated.


Here is Lord Vetinari, offering Spangler a new lease on life: Moist steps reluctantly into the moldy shoes of the Postmaster, only to discover that the previous three occupants of the position died grisly deaths in the execution of their duties and I use asunt term “execution” advis In Going Postalthe enlightened despot of Ankh Morpork, Lord Vetinari, rather forcibly recruits a con man, Moist von Lipwig, to take over the running of the venerable and deserted pratchet office, where letters have been accumulating for years — if not decades — without delivery.

Lipwig, is that sometimes, very rarely, at a point in a man’s career where he has made such a foul and tangled mess of his life that death appears to be the only sensible option, an angel appears to him, or, 1 should say, unto him, terru offers crtas a chance to go back to the moment when it all went wrong, and this time do it right.

Also posted on my blog Got My Book. Starting with the cringeingly-named protagonist “Moist von Lipwig,” Going Postal i Okay, so this wasn’t brilliant or incredibly original or anything that a 5-star novel should normally be, but it was funny and fast-paced and hugely entertaining.

Groat looked deadly serious, so instead he said: Apart from, say, the average voter. She is fondly known as Spike, or even Killer. In Going Postalthe enlightened despot of Ankh Morpork, Lord Vetinari, rather forcibly recruits a con man, Moist von Lipwig, to take over the running of the venerable and deserted post office, where letters have been accumulating for years — if not decades — without delivery. It was a good way of getting poorer really very quickly, and staying poor.

I wish there was a word for that kind of accomplishment. Turns out, years spent scamming and conning the public have excellently prepared Moist von Lipwig with the skill set needed to run a vast corporation. Going Postal is the first book in the Moist von Lipwig subseries of Discworldwhich is also associated with the Industrial Revolution subseries.

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