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Refresh and carras again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. Going Postal Discworld 33 by Terry Pratchett. Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses – until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into By all rights, Moist should have met his maker.
Instead, it’s Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork, who promptly offers him a wn as Postmaster. Sinc Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses – until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into Since his only other option is a nonliving one, Moist accepts the position – and the hulking golem watchdog who comes along with it, just in cargas Moist was considering abandoning his responsibilities prematurely.
Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be a near-impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post patchett building; and with tfrry a few creaky old postmen and one rather unstable, pin-obsessed youth available to deliver it. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, money-hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head, Mr.
Inspiring words admittedly, some of the bronze letters have been stolenand for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight. And if the bold and impossible are what’s called for, he’ll carrtas it – in order to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every human being not to mention troll, dwarf, and, yes, even golem requires: Mass Market Paperbackpages.
Published September 27th by HarperTorch asuntl published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Going Postalplease sign up. So, there are several women in Going Postal, but did any of ne ever meet, let alone talk to each other?
Sylvia McIvers Thanks all for answering my question! In each wsunto, it’s catas particularly important, but as a trend it is sad. I’ve never read a Discworld book, and I just found out that this is 33 in the series. Will I be lost? This was the first book I read in the Discworld series and I wasn’t lost.
Most of these books are standalones or series that all take …more Not really. Most of these books are standalones or series that all take place in the same universe. It does make occasional references to ccartas that happened in other books, but nothing very important or essential to your understanding of this one. I would really recommend this as a good starting point to get pratchet the series.
See all 3 questions about Going Postal…. Lists with This Book. Jan 03, Melki rated it it was amazing Shelves: The mail must get through! He was part of the government, wasn’t he? Governments took money off people. That’s what they carttas for. 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.
My Discworld-reading for the Humour Club has had its ups and downs. Some books I loved, some bored me to tears, one I pratcbett finish.
I thrilled to the adventures of the witches, laughed at the exploits of the Nig The mail must get through! I thrilled to the adventures of the witches, laughed at the exploits of the Night Watch and frowned upon the know-it-all wizards Seriously, could they be more pompous? It’s like reading a book where every single character is my mother-in-law!
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Yet, I’ve never rated anything less than three stars because I laughed, at least once, while reading each book. If you’re looking to start the series, this is a perfect place to asunyo in. Moist’s efforts to revive the floundering postal service should make you grin and require absolutely no knowledge of previous tales. A perfect pick-me-up of a read! View all 3 comments.
Feb 12, Lyn rated it really liked it. I love it when one work of art makes me think of another and my enjoyment of both is enhanced. Granny Weatherwax is still my favorite, but Sir Terry has succeeded again I love it when one work of art makes me think of another and my enjoyment of both is enhanced.
Granny Weatherwax is still my favorite, but Sir Terry has succeeded again in making a GREAT Discworld novel that is funny, thought provoking and entertaining cartax at once. While Moist von Lipwig is a worthy and fun protagonist, once again the real hero is Pratchett himself.
Parolee Lipwig must recreate the Ankh-Morpork post office into a going concern. We revisit many of our Discworld favorites, meet some new friends, and a rousing good time is had by all. Besides being a great entry into the Discworld mythos, this is also just a good book; Pratchett, getting better asunro a fine wine, spins a good yarn. View all 6 comments. Jan 04, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was an excellent surprise; I love the Discworld series but was getting tired of seeing the same characters again and again in every book.
But this book introduces an entirely new and refreshing cast of characters. I particularly liked the main character and felt he was very well-developed. Pratchett’s books are funny precisely because he has a very firm grasp of human nature. His best work feels surprisingly profound even though you’re also laughing so hard you’re afraid you might brea This book was an excellent surprise; I love the Discworld series but was getting tired of seeing the same characters again and again in every book.
His best work feels surprisingly profound even though you’re also laughing so hard you’re afraid you might break a rib. 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. In this novel it’s back, and I would rank Going Postal pretty high among the Discworld novels.
Highly recommended, especially to Pratchett fans who think Discworld has gotten a little stale. Jun 05, E. I picked up this book to read on a 15 hour flight from Chicago to Vietnam, on the assumption that it would be a light, pleasant way to pass the dreary hours after one flight to China during which I watched the cartws X-Men film three times, I decided it was best to err on the side of having too many books rather than too few. My assumptions proved correct, and I enjoyed the book quite thoroughly.
Three things teerry me: The unfortunately named Moist has his own clear-eyed perspective on the world that differs from the other denizens of Discworld. I wouldn’t have considered it to be an interesting topic for inquiry I mean, come on; post offices mostly exist cwrtas aggrivate people who hate standing aasunto queues, right?
Best vocabulary word gleaned from the text: People who refuse to read fantasy novels. This was really surprising, actually. Perhaps it shouldn’t have been, given how many people whose opinions I respect are Pratchett fans, eel I haven’t read a fantasy novel since giving up on Robert Jordan’s painstakingly prolonged The Wheel of Time somewhere in book 5, I think long before college.
Actually, I suppose I read a bunch of the Harry Potters in the interim, but in some ways that felt more like keeping up with pop culture than reading actual fantasy. In any event, Going Postal was pur This was really surprising, actually. In any event, Going Postal was purely a pleasure. Compared to the grueling epics I recall from years ago, Pratchett’s style was brisk and entertaining, his humor completely suffusing the tone of the book in a way that reminded me of Douglas’ Adams’ approach to science fiction.
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, had a certain sincerity that kept me interested in their welfare. Ridiculous name aside, Moist von Lipwig’s reluctantly scrupulous con artist emphasis on ‘artist’, as his maneuvering definitely deserves such a word was exceedingly entertaining to follow.
Pratchett’s underlying thoughts and satire also seemed fairly spot-on. His commentary on the nature of hope suggests that he would understand why so many under-privileged Americans tend to vote Republican against their best financial interests besides its application in many other areas of human natureand the bits about personal momentum were sufficiently commanding as to grant even the reader a asumto sense of motion and possibility from time to time.
I suppose Pratchett may not be to everyone’s taste and I was not sure he would be to mine but he seems to be very skilled in his particular niche. Yes, this was very good. Mostly just at being a fun diversion, but also perhaps as well thought out and gracefully executed literature. View all 4 comments.
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
I haven’t read a lot of Pratchett — I think this is only my second one — but I do enjoy reading him for the color and the metaphor. The way he turns a figure of speech on the lathe will frequently leave you just sitting there in your chair with a table leg in your hand, and your wife says, “Hey, what’s with the table leg. Se encontraba en presencia de un maestro. Y encima pratcgett anunciaba a los cuatro vientos.
Los rizos de pirata, el parche del ojo y hasta el maldito loro. Las cartas, en cambio, son reales. I am probably the last person on earth to read Terry Pratchett, but I’m glad I finally did.