Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Going Postal
By Terry Pratchett

Going Postal

(Discworld Novel 33)

By (author) See other recent books by Terry Pratchett
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...



Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Book Description

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. But he's got to see that the mail gets through, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers' Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too...

Buy Going Postal book by Terry Pratchett from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780552149433
ISBN-10: 0552149438
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 30mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


YouTube Videos

Going Postal | Preview

Sir Terry Pratchett's story of arch-swindler Moist Von Lipwig (Richard Coyle) and the beautiful, vengeful Adora Belle Dearheart (Claire Foy) is brought to life in this two-part special.


Customers who bought this also bought...


Books By Author Terry Pratchett

Witch's Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett Witch's Vacuum Cleaner, Paperback (June 2017)

Poor Mr Swimble is having a bad day. Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears - cheese sandwiches, socks ...even a small yellow elephant on wheels! It's becoming a real nuisance - and he's allergic to rabbits.

Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett Raising Steam, Paperback (May 2017)

People love to hate the trains. They're essential - but everyone wishes there were more of them, and that they were faster, and most of all, that they would just run on time. But whenever something new is planned for the railway, there will always be someone with objections..

Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett Long Cosmos, Paperback (May 2017)

2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve. For Joshua Valiente, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventure that turns into a disaster. Alone and facing death, his only hope of salvation lies with a group of trolls.

Carpet People by Terry Pratchett Carpet People, Paperback (January 2017)

In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet... That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet.

» View all books by Terry Pratchett

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Pratchett satirizes the modern telecom business in a deeply satisfying comedy about a man sent to a fate worse than death: the post office. Fans of Pratchett's Discworld series will be happy he's returning to the city of Ankh-Morpork-after the Balkan War-esque madness of Monstrous Regiment (2003)-though it's not to the familiar environs of the Watch or Unseen University. This time, Moist Von Lipwig, a scam artist with a host of aliases, has just been hanged for his crimes-except that he hasn't, due to some trickery with the rope. It seems that the Duke wants a man everybody thinks is dead to take over the city's long-moribund post office. That's no easy task, what with only two employees left, both pretty much insane, puttering around the massive, dead-letter-stuffed edifice, not to mention the competition with the clacks towers. Pratchett follows Moist's attempts to resuscitate regular mail service as he goes up against the evil hegemony of corporate toadies running the clacks towers, a once-impressive series of semaphore towers that, when they work, can send a message hundreds of miles in no time at all, but at a hefty price. With the exception of a few heavy-handed statements about the public good versus private profit, Pratchett slides the satire in around the edges of the primary action: watching a career criminal transitioning rather quickly to earnest civic flunky, all under the watchful (glowing red) eyes of a monstrously powerful and patient government-employed golem. Although Moist seems a little too eager to leave his bad ways behind, it's almost shamefully enjoyable to watch him restore the mail routes, invent the idea of stamps, and go toe-to-toe with everything from rapacious businessmen to bloodthirsty banshees as he shows how to deliver letters over 40 years late. Sharp-edged humor-and wonderfully executed. (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Going Postal book by Terry Pratchett and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - 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.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Terry Pratchett close
Witch's Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett
Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett
Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett
Carpet People by Terry Pratchett
Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett
Last Continent by Terry Pratchett
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
Truth by Terry Pratchett
Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett Diary by Terry Pratchett
Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett
Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
Witch's Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett
Witch's Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett
Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett
Long Utopia by Terry Pratchett
Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close