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Going Postal

A Discworld Novel

by Terry Pratchett

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
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  • First Published:
    Sep 2004, 320 pages
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    Oct 2005, 400 pages

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A deeply satisfying comedy about a man sent to a fate worse than death: the post office

From the book jacket: Set in Pratchett's wonderfully crazed city of Ankh-Morpork, Going Postal hilariously reflects the plight of post offices the world over as they struggle to compete in an era when e-mail has stolen much of the glamour from the postal trade.

Comment: It's been a long time since I laughed as much reading a book as I did reading Going Postal. Actually, to be totally accurate, I didn't read Going Postal, I listened to the excellent 12 hour audio book read by Stephen Briggs. Going Postal is Terry Pratchett's 29th book in the Discworld series but there's absolutely no need to have read anything else in the series to appreciate this wonderful satire of the postal service, corporate corruption, stamp collecting and so much else. Despite having more than 35 million books in print Pratchett remains relatively unknown in the USA. You can browse an exclusive excerpt at BookBrowse.

For Pratchett fans: Don't miss Thud - Pratchett's 30th Discworld novel, published in hardcover last month.

This review is from the October 19, 2005 issue of BookBrowse Recommends. Click here to go to this issue.



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