Going Postal

A Novel of Discworld

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Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses -- until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into ... a government job?

By all rights, Moi

Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses -- until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into ... a government job?

By all rights, Moist should have met his maker. Instead, it's Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork, who promptly offers him a job as Postmaster. Since his only other option is a nonliving one, Moist accepts the position -- and the hulking golem watchdog who comes along with it, just in case Moist was considering abandoning his responsibilities prematurely.

Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be a near-impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office building; and with only a few creaky old postmen and one rather unstable, pin-obsessed youth available to deliver it. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, money-hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head, Mr. Reacher Gilt.

But it says on the building neither rain nor snow nor glo m of ni t ... Inspiring words (admittedly, some of the bronze letters have been stolen), and for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight. And if the bold and impossible are what's called for, he'll do it -- in order to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every human being (not to mention troll, dwarf, and, yes, even golem) requires: hope.

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Ha scritto il 30/08/13
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Ha scritto il 13/01/13
Ah, Moist! I love te way your brain works. Going Postal is fun, well written, and keeps your eyes stuck to the pages. I loved all the worldbuilding, the Clacks operators, the Golem trust, the post office families and secret society. It's a very good ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 09/07/11
I'm giving up on reading this author. I just don't get the humor and I guess I never will.
Ha scritto il 18/02/10
Fantasy should be about epics
And this book is able to create and epic around boring postmen and the power of hope. And while it presents all the post topics, it is also a geek joke to the underground phreaking culture of the '80s.
Ha scritto il 28/11/09
Another nice book by Terry Pratchett!

This time, in the parallel universe of the Discworld, we read about Moist Von Lipwig's efforts to revive the Postal Service, the fight between it and the Clacks system, which sometimes made me think of Wes

This time, in the parallel universe of the Discworld, we read about Moist Von Lipwig's efforts to revive the Postal Service, the fight between it and the Clacks system, which sometimes made me think of Western movies.

It's a nice book that cleverly deals with the evolution of communication technologies - I very much enjoyed the parts that describe the Clack Towers - media attention and how it develops media hype, hackers, crooks, racial relations, for example with Golems, and the fact that even the worst human beings, in the end, seem to have a heart.

I liked it :) ...Continua


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