Going Postal

Going Postal

A Novel of Discworld

Book - 2005
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Sentenced to death for forgery and swindling, Meist Von Lipwig accepts a pardon in exchange for revamping an ancient post office, but his efforts are thwarted by murderous characters who want the post office shut down.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2005
ISBN: 9780060502935
0060502932
Branch Call Number: SF PRATCHETT
Characteristics: 409 p. : ill. ; 18 cm

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DCLadults Apr 23, 2018

I would have given this 1 star at the beginning, but it kept getting better as I read on. Humor was often the priority, over story, which took some getting used to. It doesn’t take itself seriously, uses a straight forward timeless story as inspiration, and the characters became endearing over time.

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hgibbins
Apr 03, 2017

A great read. Much different from the movie (which was also great).

CMLibrary_akeller Jan 19, 2016

I have read this book twice and found it very funny both times. Part of the fun is seeing what Moist Von Lipwig will try to do next to get the postal service. Completely crazy but so much fun.

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PY_Display
Apr 28, 2014

Moist Van Lipwig is a con man that has been going by the name of Albert Spangler. He's also going to be hanged by the name Albert Spangler. But when Lord Ventanari offers him the choice to run the antiquated, run-down post office civic duty (and a desire to keep breathing) compels Moist to leap at the opportunity. Of course, he didn't know that the Post office has been reduced to 2 people. And that there are letters everywhere. And Vetanari has given him a golem as a parole officer. And that the new clacks are trying to permanently disable the old post office.

Will charm, a smooth tongue, and stamps be enough to save the day?

Fans of Terry Pratchett will enjoy this story of the Discworld immensely, and new people will be brought into a fascinating world of magic and mayhem.

sapl3 Sep 06, 2012

Staff Review from St. Albert Summer Reading Game 2012:
Very fun read. I loved p. 183 "Somewhere it [the library] has every book ever written, that ever will be written, and notably, every book that is possible to write. These are not on the public shelves lest untrained handling cause the collapse of everything that is possible to imagine. *Again."

rikiadivi Jan 06, 2012

This is one of the best books I listened to. If you know to listen to the subtext - it is hilarious.

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LazyNeko
Jan 01, 2012

It's great fun to see what schemes this con man turned Postmaster comes up with as he tries to out-bastard the rival messenger company. Completely absurd and full of laughs and yet quaint in this age of email and texting.

Amandatoryrant Jun 02, 2011

another laugh out loud, rollicking good time from Terry Pratchett. Cannot recommend it enough. A good intro to Discworld. Dont worry - you dont have to read the books in order.

ivysmudge Nov 22, 2010

I love Terry Pratchett. While this is a good read Moist is not my favourite character

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elf23
Jan 30, 2010

I found Going Postal refreshing, funny and well thought out.
"Do you believe in Angels?" In this case, you bet!

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SoL357_0
Jan 29, 2014

Somewhere it [the library] has every book ever written, that ever will be written, and notably, every book that is possible to write. These are not on the public shelves lest untrained handling cause the collapse of everything that is possible to imagine.
*Again.

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SoL357_0
Jan 29, 2014

oh, you could do it all by magic, you certainly could. You could wave a wand and get twinkly stars and a fresh-baked loaf. you could make fish jump out of the sea already cooked. And then, somewhere, somehow, magic would present its bill, which was always more than you could afford.

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LazyNeko
Jan 01, 2012

They say that the prospect of being hanged in the morning concentrates a man's mind wonderfully; unfortunately, what the mind inevitably concentrates on is that in the morning, it will be in a body that is going to be hanged.

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