Going Postal - Terry Pratchett
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 ailing postal service back on its fee...
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Review of "Going Postal - Terry Pratchett"
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.
Product Information : Going Postal - Terry Pratchett
Manufacturer's product descriptionMoist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. Is there a shot at redemption waiting in the mad world of the mail for a man who's prepared to push the envelope?
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Title: Going Postal
Author: Terry Pratchett
Listed on Ciao since: 29/09/2008