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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407035406
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496
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Going Postal

(Discworld Novel 33)




Terry Pratchett puts his stamp on the thirty-third Discworld novel.


'One of the best expressions of his unstoppable flow of comic invention' The Times
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The post was an old thing, of course, but it was so old that it had magically become new again.

Moist von Lipwig is a con artist...

... and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet.

It's a tough decision.

The post is a creaking old institution, overshadowed by new technology. But there are people who still believe in it, and Moist must become one of them if he's going to see that the mail gets through, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, an evil chairman . . . and a midnight killer.

Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too.

So perhaps there is a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope . . .
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The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Going Postal is the first book in the Moist von Lipwig series, which also includes Raising Steam and Making Money.

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407035406
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496
Categories:

About the author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

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Praise for Going Postal

'His world, increasingly subtle and thoughtful, has become as allegorical and satirical as a painting by Bosch ... Pratchett's joy in his creations, in jokes, puns, the idea of letters and language itself makes GOING POSTAL one of the best expressions of his unstoppable flow of comic invention.'

The Times

'Like many of Pratchett's best comic novels, it is a book about redemption ... There's a moral toughness here, which is one of the reasons why Pratchett is never merely frivolous.'

Time Out

With all the puns, strange names and quick-fire jokes about captive letters demanding to be delivered, it's easy to miss how cross about injustice Terry Pratchett can be. This darkness and concrete morality sets his work apart from imitators of his English Absurd school of comic fantasy.

Guardian

'Pratchett ... is the missing link between Douglas Adams and J.K. Rowling. To non-initiates his work is gobbledygook, but dig deeper and you find the wit and imaginationthat have gained him a fanatical readership - among them is A.S. Byatt.'

FT MAGAZINE

Pratchett can make you giggle helplessly and then grin grimly at the sharpness of his wit

A.S. Byatt, Daily Mail

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