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Discworld 1 – 10 of 41 books. I picked up this book to read on a 15 hour flight from Chicago to Vietnam, on the assumption that it would be a light, pleasant way to pass the dreary hours after one flight to China during which I watched the first X-Men film three times, I decided it was best to err on the side of having too many books rather than too few.
To do so Moist must use all his skills as a con artist and many other skills he probably never thought he had. To ask other readers questions about Going Postalplease sign up. This book was an excellent surprise; I love the Discworld series but was getting tired of seeing the same characters again and again in every book.
Ridiculous name aside, Moist von Lipwig’s reluctantly scrupulous con artist emphasis on ‘artist’, as his maneuvering definitely deserves such a word was exceedingly entertaining to follow. But whereas Adams’ plotlines can be meandering and perhaps secondary to his constant seeking of the absurd, Pratchett’s were elaborately coiled, well-paced, and compelling, and his characters, amusing and strange as they often were, had a certain sincerity that kept me interested in their welfare.
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Cute, but kind of stale–like Seinfeld. I found Moist mightily gratifying to read about. I thrilled to the adventures of the witches, laughed at the exploits of the Nig The mail must get through! But once in awhile, Pratchett likes to remind people that while Vetinari, while he has style, is, well, a dick.
And underneath the satire and the tongue-in-cheek worldbuilding, it’s a good old-fashioned “bad guy makes good, saves the day, and gets the girl” romance. Moist’s efforts to revive the floundering postal service should make you grin and require absolutely no knowledge of previous tales.
Highly recommended, especially to Pratchett fans who think Discworld has gotten a little stale.
He brilliantly plays people as if he were a virtuoso and they were violins. I thrilled to the adventures of the witches, laughed at the exploits of the Night Watch and frowned upon the know-it-all wizards Seriously, could they be more pompous?
It’s fantastical pratchetf, with humans and golums mainly, but also werewolves, dwarves, trolls, etc. Mostly just at being a fun diversion, but also perhaps as well thought out and gracefully executed literature. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter.
I am probably the last person on earth ne read Terry Pratchett, but I’m glad I finally did. Nov 21, Kathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: Nothing one expects, of course.
Also, The Truth depicts the invention of a printing press and the subsequent introduction of widespread newspapers into society.
Jan 03, Melki rated it it was amazing Shelves: William de Worde he-he is the city’s first investigative journalist, sleuthing out possible murder and a plot to overthrow Lord Vetinari. Yet, I’ve never rated anything less than three stars because I laughed, at least once, while reading each book. The suspense is primarily wrapped around the clacks towers, semaphores, telegraphs. pratfhett
Sep 16, Ron rated it it was ok Shelves: There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children. Apart from, say, the average voter. The underworld is often the standard world. This book does not include Moist Von Lipvig. Starting with the cringeingly-named protagonist “Moist von Lipwig,” Going Postal is a farce with a heart.
What’s your favorite Terry Pratchett? Other books in the series. Pratchett’s books are funny precisely because he has a very firm grasp of human nature.
Rincón del Lector Constante: Cartas en el asunto – Terry Pratchett
This is the first Discworld book about Moist von Lipwig, and is one possible among many starting point for newbies. The book takes shots at government employees, private corporations, finance, hackers, university politics, and all sorts of other things, all in the guise of being a humorous fantasy novel.
Of course, this being Pratchett, she is smart and steely and embittered, chain-smokes, and works for an enterprise that hires out golems. Cxrtas, he found a way to deal with the corrupt management that was the root problem. A perfect pick-me-up of a read!
And usually, I can praychett the difference with the witches whom I adore and everyone else, most of all the guards, who don’t interest me in the slightest. Se encontraba en presencia de un maestro. These two sub-series actually begin with the book Guards! In some of the later novels I was getting more of a reused-joke feeling, and while it was still pretty funny, all the depth was gone.
I’ve never been a big fan of those. Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. 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.
The struggle against the easy way out, which is to just take what you want and not even needas opposed to struggling and fighting for what’s worth it. In any event, Going Cargas was purely a pleasure. I love it when one work of art makes me think of another and my enjoyment of both is enhanced. He himself isn’t quite sure what he see in her, but I think it’s the fact that she actually sees him.
It makes me sad that a large portion of the current population under 20 years old has never handled a postage stamp.