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Going postal : a novel of Discworld
Terry Pratchett
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clawedK said:
Absolutely my favorite Terry Pratchett yet, he just keeps getting better. Of course, I say that about most of his books... Could there be an unlikelier hero than Moist Von Lupwig? Yet hero he is, and you’ll find yourself cheering him on long before the book’s end, despite his incredibly yucky name. If you want to laugh out loud, smirk quietly to yourself, and even, gasp! have your thoughts provoked once in awhile, while society as we know it is deliciously skewered in the crazy alternative universe of Discworld, just pick up a Terry Pratchett book and prepare to have fun.
posted Dec 11, 2007 at 8:22PM
Roosevelt said:
Hilarious take on government organizations and how people with lots of difference can work together.
posted Jan 29, 2011 at 12:27PM
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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.
posted Apr 28, 2014 at 9:26AM
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main characters Moist von Lipwig
Was to be hanged for his crimes; saved by the Patrician who gives him a choice between becoming Postmaster of the city's rundown Postal Service or he may walk out the door and have a questionable fate; accepts the Postmaster job; tried to escape but is brought back by his parole officer; discovers that his predecessors died within weeks of each other under unusual corcumstances; also discovers the mail inside the building has taken on a life of its own; introduces postal stamps, hires golems to deliver the mail, finds himself competing with a company that operates a system of visual telegraphs.

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