Neftoon_Z... 5

Neftoon_Zamora

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:12.11.2008

Reviews:21

Quote-start

Going postal

Quote-end
14.12.2008

Advantages:
very funny, wonderful characters

Disadvantages:
might be less funny to those unfamiliar with discworld

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Would you read it again?

Story

Characters

Readability

How does it compare to similar books?

How does it compare to other works by the same author?

11 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
helpful by (77%):
  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. hellsbells45
  3. Pittypomm
and 7 other members
somewhat helpful by (23%):
  1. sandemp
  2. Soho_Black
  3. mattydalton

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I havn't really kept up with Pratchett's later work - I'm a big fan, but somehow he seems to write them faster than I can read them! The last one I read before this was "The Truth" - after that I re-read a few others before I got round to reading this one recently...

The books focuses on Moist Von Lipwig who comes across an "angel" in a very unexpected form! This "angel" gives him a chance to turn his life around and work for the Ankh-Morpork Post Office. Moist takes this chance and gets to work with the Post Office staff to get the place working again with the help of some golems, Adora Belle Dearheart and plenty of pins! But can he get the Post Office back to it's former glory and can it ever compete with the new Clacks towers...?

This is "yet another Pratchett book" in the sense that it has that same wit and wonderful characters that the other books have. But at the same time it doesn't feel like "yet another Pratchett book" - it doesn't feel like he's lost anything in all the years he's been writing the Discworld series. After so long you almost expect him to start losing his touch, but if anything "Going Postal" seems to show that he's going the other way, still finding more wonderful characters and coming up with more and more interesting stories for them.

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

mattydalton 14.12.2008 19:25

Sorry but too brief for me again

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 offer for Going Postal - Terry Pratchett   Sorted by: Price 

Product Information »

Manufacturer's product description

Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged or put Ankh-Morpork's ai...

Product details

EAN 9780385603423
Type Fiction
Genre Fantasy

Ciao

Listed on Ciao since 29/09/2008

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Going Postal - Terry Pratchett has been rated:

"somewhat helpful" by (23%):

  1. sandemp
  2. Soho_Black
  3. mattydalton

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Grunts - Mary Gentle

Grunts - Mary Gentle

Fiction - Fantasy - ISBN: 0451454537, 0593019563, 0552136298

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 4.99



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Going Postal - Terry Pratchett? Click here