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 book and I can't wait to re-read Making Money....Continua
I'm giving up on reading this author. I just don't get the humor and I guess I never will.
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.
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 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