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Perhaps it shouldn’t have been, given how many people whose opinions I respect are Pratchett fans, but 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. 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.

Going Postal

Finally, Moving Pictures introduces the film industry to the eager citizens of Ankh-Morpork. Moist von Lipwig is a con man of major proportions whose last fraud has come to haunt him, caught and about to hang he believes it is all over for him.

Whatever else is happening in this book, it’s actually a wide frame of the story of hope. This chart is great for finding your way around the sub-series within the multitude of Discworld novels: Don’t let the name her parents gave her fool you. It’s what we do.

The first few pages were a bit tricky for me to get into and intially put me off but after a good session I couldn’t stop thinking about it. This is a later discworld story, and while I loved the earlier ones when I first came across them, in these later series I think PTerry’s writing really came of age. Apart from, say, the average voter. That’s what they were for. One of my favourite Discworld novels – although I’m sure I’ve said that more thank once. Some allusions and references are unknown to me.


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In each book, it’s not particularly important, but as a trend it is sad. Going Postal di Terry Pratchett 2 21 Jan 16, Going Postal definitely ranks among my top 3 Discworld books.

Feb 07, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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, and offers him a chance to go back to the moment when it all went wrong, and this time do it right.

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 the term “execution” advis In Going Postalthe enlightened despot of Ankh Morpork, Lord Vetinari, rather czrtas recruits a con man, Moist von Lipwig, to take over the running of the venerable and deserted post office, where letters terey been accumulating for years — if not decades — without delivery.

Quite a while ago I picked up Colour of Magic and read it intermittently without ever really getting into it or thinking it was anything too special. Pratchett’s books are funny precisely because he has a very firm grasp of human nature.


I love it when one work of art makes me think of another and my enjoyment of both is eo. Oct 19, Jared rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Three things struck me: 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.

However, in Going Postal the characters are definitely not magical, but are awesome nevertheless. Other books in the series.

In fact, having said all that, I loved this book! Published September 27th by HarperTorch first published The suspense is primarily wrapped around the clacks towers, semaphores, telegraphs. 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.

Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter.