Monday, June 14, 2010

Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett

Going Postal (Discworld, #33) Going Postal by Terry Pratchett



My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Con man Moist von Lipwig is about to be hanged for his various crimes, until Patrician Havelock Vetinari, tyrant of the Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork, gives him a new lease on life. He can hang (literally) or he can take over the defunct Post Office of Ankh-Morpork and use his considerable skills of persuasion and deception to fix things up postally. Just to make sure that von Lipwig doesn't go on the lam, he's given his very own Golem to watch over him and bring him back if he gets lost...



This is the 33rd of the Discworld series, but the first book in which Moist makes his appearance. I thought it was quite enjoyable, and look forward to then next book in which von Lipwig stars: Making Money.





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2 comments:

Steven R. Harbin aka coachhollywood67 said...

I have a fondness for literary con men, such as von Lipwig and Harry Flashman. I'm also fond of P. G. Wodehouse's Psmith and I sometimes suspect Jeeves to also be in that category...

Hamilcar Barca said...

i think you're right about Jeeves. he's the perfect gentleman's gentleman, but one gets the feeling that he will live comfortably when he retires.