Going postal

(Discworld)

352 pages

English language

Published Nov. 11, 2004 by Doubleday.

ISBN:
9780385603423

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4 stars (39 reviews)

Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into ... a government job? By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as Postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical headman. But if the bold and undoable are what's called for, Moist's the man for the job -- to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise, …

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Review of 'Going Postal' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

One of my favourite Discworld books so far! It is funny as usual, but also incredibly deep and touching and smart and weirdly political as well. The golems have become complex characters, pondering freedom and happiness. The swindler must be good to keep up the facade of being good. The postal system faces technology and hackers are involved in its downfall that implies a rescue and rejuvenation of the system itself.
Definitely Terry Pratchett at his very best! Will be returning to this one for sure.

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Subjects

  • Discworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
  • Postal service -- Fiction.
  • Civil service -- Fiction.