Sunday, October 7, 2007

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

This is the first Terry Pratchett book I've read, and it most definitely won't be my last. This book had me cracking up often, and I just loved it.

Moist von Lipwig is a crook who is given a reprieve from death if he'll just take the job of postmaster of Ankh-Morpork. Suddenly Moist finds himself with a golem for a bodyguard and a wreck of post office to somehow bring back to life. And much to his bemusement, he finds he cares!

Going Postal is an installment in the Discworld series, which does not need to be read in any particular order. This is as good a place to start as any if you are interested in a highly entertaining read!


cornbread hell said...

i love this blog.

Court said...

I keep meaning to start reading Terry Pratchett's books... everyone whose read his stuff seems to love it. There's just always so many other books I have to read... maybe one day I'll actually get around to it, haha.

Eva said...

You should try Good Omens, it's a co-written by Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It spoofs the apocolypse, and it's absolutely amazing! I've reread it several times and still laugh out loud. :)

Debi said...

He's an author I've been meaning to try for a while now, but haven't gotten around to. This does sound like a good one to start with. Thanks!

Somer said...

eva: Good Omens is actually at the top of my stack, which used to mean it would be my next read. Currently it means, I'll read it in the next few months probably!

court and debi: Give him a try! I was wary after trying to listen to Colour of Magic a while back, but I think it was just a problem with the medium I was using. He's definitely a "print" choice for me!