27 September 2004

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Fiction. Hardcover from Doubleday. Published 2004. Purchased from Waterstones. Trafalgar Square, London, UK.

This is another of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels and as usual it was very entertaining. His parodies always get me to laughing - this one especially because it's about the post office - with which Steve has had a lot of experience over the last few years.

I'm afraid I'll have to admit to using the book as an excuse to be an absolute slug yesterday evening. I read for almost five hours straight, then when I woke up this morning I finished the last couple of chapters. Ah, bliss!

Publisher's summary:
Moist von Lipwig was 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.

It was a tough decision.

But he's got to see that the mail gets though, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer.

Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too.

Maybe it'll take a criminal to succeed where honest men have failed, or maybe it's a death sentence either way.

Or perhaps there' s a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope...

To buy from amazon, click here: Going Postal : A Novel of Discworld


Anonymous said...

I really should have seen the whole thing about "pushing the envelope" coming about a paragraph off, but I didn't. So, I was forced to groan loudly. Then wish that America would keep up better with ol' Pratchett. I didn't know he had ANOTHER new one out!?

reJoyce said...

I think it must've just come out. It was the first time I'd seen it. I looked on amazon.co.uk and they say it's due to come out somewhere between October 1 - 8, 2004. But, they also say that the audio book came out in January of this year. So, I don't think they know much about it.