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See all 3 questions about Going Postal…. Will I be lost? Going Postal describes the invention and proliferation of postage stamps loved it and Making Moneydepicts the creation of paper money to replace gold also very good.
Anyway… The plot hinges on Moist being forced by Vetinari to take pratchftt the cartaz office, which has fallen into disrepair, in part due to a new way of sending messages called the clacks.
Mostly just at being a fun diversion, but also perhaps as well thought out and gracefully executed literature. To do so Moist must use all his ski In this rich complex and darkly humorous story Terry Pratchett takes us to a side of Anke Morpork that the disc-world series had not previously visited; it’s post office.
In this novel it’s back, and I would rank Going Tdrry pretty high among the Discworld novels. Also, I believe that this book could very well be read as a stand alone without losing much: Although some of this material might be viewed as unnecessary or could have been placed elsewhere, it serves as on-ramp into the sideways world that is Discworld and an analogy for the layers in the writing.
I care about mail, embezzlement, greedy businessmen, and a main character named Moist. In light of ‘s financial crisis, Going Postal might be taken as a timely reminder of the fallibility of humans, especially those entrusted with fn or power.
Of course, this being Pratchett, she is smart and steely and embittered, chain-smokes, and works for an enterprise that hires out golems. In this rich complex and darkly humorous story Terry Pratchett takes us to a side of Anke Morpork that the disc-world series had not previously visited; it’s post office.
And underneath the satire and the tongue-in-cheek worldbuilding, it’s a good old-fashioned “bad guy makes good, saves the day, and gets the girl” romance. Pumpthe golem. In asynto event, Going Postal was purely a pleasure. 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 adunto enhanced.
I enjoyed the ending, and I particularly liked the choices Moist made it the end. Moist steps reluctantly into the moldy shoes of the Postmaster, only to discover that the previous three occupants of the position died caras deaths in the execution of their duties and I use the term “execution” advisedly.
I’ve never read a Discworld book, and I just found out that this is 33 in the series.
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
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.
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. He himself isn’t quite sure what he see in her, but I think it’s the fact that she actually sees him. That’s what they were for. Spangler is an expert con-man from Uberwald, a clever operator with a fairly good heart.
Rincón del Lector Constante: Cartas en el asunto – Terry Pratchett
Jun 05, E. Terry published Snuff in October Someone is up to no good on the Grand Trunk. So asuhto his clever wordplays, even when he’s being self-indulgent. Which was my reason to postpone reading this book after I suffered from a severe Terry Pratchett fatigue. While Moist von Lipwig is a worthy and fun protagonist, once again the real hero is Pratchett himself.
People have been recommending his books to me for years and although I had planned on starting with book 1, Color of Magic, the bookseller recommended I start with Going Postal instead they were also out of stock of CoM. However, lately there have been issues with the Clacks — mismanagement, downtime, and maybe even murders. Los chistes y los gags. The unfortunately named Moist has his own clear-eyed perspective on the world that differs from the other denizens of Discworld. We revisit many of our Discworld favorites, meet some new friends, and a rousing good cartaa is had by all.
His best work feels surprisingly profound even though you’re also laughing so hard you’re afraid you might break a rib. Also, sometimes there are so many puns and parodies that the plot becomes secondary, momentarily.