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Going Postal By Terry Pratchett Going Postal Arch swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck dropping through a trapdoor and falling intoa go

  • Title: Going Postal
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780060502935
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Going Postal By Terry Pratchett Arch swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling intoa government job By all rights, Moist should have met his maker Instead, it s Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh Morpork, who promptly offers him a job as Postmaster SincArch swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling intoa government job By all rights, Moist should have met his maker Instead, it s Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh Morpork, who promptly offers him a job as Postmaster Since his only other option is a nonliving one, Moist accepts the position and the hulking golem watchdog who comes along with it, just in case Moist was considering abandoning his responsibilities prematurely Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be a near impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken down post office building and with only a few creaky old postmen and one rather unstable, pin obsessed youth available to deliver it Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, money hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head, Mr Reacher Gilt.But it says on the building Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor Glom of NitInspiring words admittedly, some of the bronze letters have been stolen , and for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight And if the bold and impossible are what s called for, he ll do it in order to move the mail, continue breath
    Going Postal By Terry Pratchett

    Goin Postal Low cost shipping and postal store franchise Home Goin Postal Zephyrhills T LOCATIONS SERVICES ABOUT US FRANCHISE INFO LOGIN CORPORATE OFFICE th Street, Zephyrhills, FL General Info Phone Fax email protected Going Postal TV Mini Series May , Based on Terry Pratchett s rd Discworld novel involves a skillful con artist Moist Von Lipwig who finds the tables turned and it s he himself who conned into becoming the Ankh Morpork Postmaster General A position that has not been filled in years Written by Richard Johnson Plot Summary Add Synopsis Going Postal TV Series Jul , Created by David Sabot With Henry Lukas, Megan J Brennan. Going Postal Urban Dictionary going postal going postal originally coined from a series of real life shootings in the postal service, it now usually means that someone is about to go nuts or off the deep end the reason for going postal is usually trivial also, means person on psychiatric meds that is off their pills. The Origin of the Term Going Postal Today I Found Out Today I found out where the term Going Postal came from It seems to be common knowledge that if you have a co worker who appears they might take out a mm handgun and play target practice with all the panicking office help, you would say, he s about to go postal

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    1. Melki on said:

      The mail must get through He was part of the government, wasn t he Governments took money off people That s what they were for.Turns out, years spent scamming and conning the public have excellently prepared Moist von Lipwig with the skill set needed to run a vast corporation.Who knew My Discworld reading for the Humour Club has had its ups and downs Some books I loved, some bored me to tears, one I didn t finish I thrilled to the adventures of the witches, laughed at the exploits of the Night W [...]

    2. Lyn on said:

      I love it when one work of art makes me think of another and my enjoyment of both is enhanced.The executive office meeting subsequent to the gallows made me think of Mel Brooks hilarious 1974 film Blazing Saddles and Harvey Korman s portrayal of Hedley LaMarr So throughout the rest of the novel I eschewed the British aristocratic drawl of Lord Vetinari and replaced with Korman s robber baron prose for full comedic effect.Granny Weatherwax is still my favorite, but Sir Terry has succeeded again i [...]

    3. Laura on said:

      This book was an excellent surprise I love the Discworld series but was getting tired of seeing the same characters again and again in every book But this book introduces an entirely new and refreshing cast of characters I particularly liked the main character and felt he was very well developed Pratchett s books are funny precisely because he has a very firm grasp of human nature His best work feels surprisingly profound even though you re also laughing so hard you re afraid you might break a r [...]

    4. José on said:

      Otras rese as de Mundodisco en mi blog Cartas en el asunto es la novela n mero 33 de la hilarante saga de Mundodisco uno pensar a que a esta altura al gran Terry Pratchett no se le podr an ocurrir m s personajes y que la calidad de la saga pod a disminuir, pero con este libro demostr que todav a le quedaban excelentes ideas para rato Esta novela da comienzo a una nueva saga que lamentablemente Terry no pudo terminar present un nuevo arco argumental iba a estar protagonizado por H medo Von Mustac [...]

    5. Nate D on said:

      This was really surprising, actually Perhaps it shouldn t have been, given how many people whose opinions I respect are Pratchett fans, but I haven t read a fantasy novel since giving up on Robert Jordan s painstakingly prolonged The Wheel of Time somewhere in book 5, I think long before college Actually, I suppose I read a bunch of the Harry Potters in the interim, but in some ways that felt like keeping up with pop culture than reading actual fantasy.In any event, Going Postal was purely a pl [...]

    6. E.H. on said:

      I picked up this book to read on a 15 hour flight from Chicago to Vietnam, on the assumption that it would be a light, pleasant way to pass the dreary hours after one flight to China during which I watched the first X Men film three times, I decided it was best to err on the side of having too many books rather than too few My assumptions proved correct, and I enjoyed the book quite thoroughly Three things struck me 1 Pratchett s use of language is always fun, and he occasionally makes wonderful [...]

    7. Douglas Wilson on said:

      I haven t read a lot of Pratchett I think this is only my second one but I do enjoy reading him for the color and the metaphor The way he turns a figure of speech on the lathe will frequently leave you just sitting there in your chair with a table leg in your hand, and your wife says, Hey, what s with the table leg And I say, I m reading.

    8. Eleanor on said:

      I am probably the last person on earth to read Terry Pratchett, but I m glad I finally did People have been recommending his books to me for years and although I had planned on starting with book 1, Color of Magic, the bookseller recommended I start with Going Postal instead they were also out of stock of CoM Every time I picked this book up I laughed out loud, it has a refreshing wit combined with a sharp perception of people and their funny habits I ate this book up and bought copy of Guards, [...]

    9. Suzanne on said:

      What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government Apart from, say, the average voter This was really a funny, fun book Lots of digs at corporations, lotteries, and just life People flock in, nevertheless, in search of answers to those questions only librarians are considered to be able to answer, such as Is this the laundry How do you spell surreptitious and, on a regular basis, Do you have a book I remember reading once It had a red cover and it turned out th [...]

    10. Jeannette Nikolova on said:

      Also available on the WondrousBooks blog.Going Postal definitely ranks among my top 3 Discworld books That is to say, Equal Rites will ALWAYS be my favourite, as it was my first, and the one that got me into Terry Pratchett to begin with After that, the list gets blurrier, but nevertheless, Going Postal is among best.I saw the Going Postal movie no fewer than 3 years ago and I loved it Which was my reason to postpone reading this book after I suffered from a severe Terry Pratchett fatigue Now I [...]

    11. Sarah on said:

      What happens when Ventari becomes an angel and puts a con man in charge of the decrepit Post Office Nothing one expects, of course There was a silence In that silence, Moist tried out a variety of responses, from Pull the other one, it s got bells on to That s impossible , and decided they all sounded stupid Groat looked deadly serious, so instead he said How There are many, many characters in the Discworld that I adore And it is very hard to read the Discworld series without being at least fasc [...]

    12. Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess on said:

      One of my favourite Discworld novels although I m sure I ve said that thank once.The way terry Pratchett plays with worlds is great it adds to the pace and humour of this hilarious novel.

    13. BlackOxford on said:

      Monetary RelativityNo better theory of money exists than Pratchett s money is founded on postage stamps that got out of control Understanding that fact helps to explain the world better than relativity theory.

    14. Kathleen on said:

      I have only read the Discworld books featuring the City Watch, and the related follow up books featuring a spin off character in this book, Moist Von Lipwig That s because I m afraid Pratchett s other books will not be my cuppa As a writer, he walks a fine line, approaching my personal barrier too much punnery and parody I like the City Watch series see Guards Guards because Pratchett toes the line, proving parody in a neatly plotted mystery with the feeling of film noir, and I love the rich cha [...]

    15. Deborah Ideiosepius on said:

      In this rich complex and darkly humorous story Terry Pratchett takes us to a side of Anke Morpork that the disc world series had not previously visited it s post office Moist von Lipwig is a con man of major proportions whose last fraud has come to haunt him, caught and about to hang he believes it is all over for him Saved from permanent death, the Patrician of Anke Morpork, lord Vetinari offers him a job to revitalise the wrecked and useless Post Office To do so Moist must use all his skills a [...]

    16. David on said:

      Okay, so this wasn t brilliant or incredibly original or anything that a 5 star novel should normally be, but it was funny and fast paced and hugely entertaining Pratchett s Discworld, with its hodge podge of technologies, cultures, and magic, into which he shoehorns whatever anachronistic notion works for the story, shouldn t work as well as it does, but somehow you suspend your disbelief and just enjoy the ride.Starting with the cringeingly named protagonist Moist von Lipwig, Going Postal is a [...]

    17. Ron on said:

      Cute, but kind of stale like Seinfeld It s superficially funny, but you get the feeling it s been done before Many times.In light of 2008 s financial crisis, Going Postal might be taken as a timely reminder of the fallibility of humans, especially those entrusted with wealth or power.

    18. Nicole on said:

      The length of time it took to read this book is not a reflection upon its quality I just haven t been very good at switching between books lately due to a number of distractions.This one includes two things I have soft spots for a talented con artist and the postal service As I ve commented in other reviews, such as The Lies of Locke Lamora, I m fascinated by a well executed con Moist von Lipwig one of Pratchett s most deliberately awful character names is one grade A con artist He brilliantly p [...]

    19. YouKneeK on said:

      Going Postal is the first book in the Moist von Lipwig subseries of Discworld, which is also associated with the Industrial Revolution subseries In the case of this book, it s maybe a little of an Industrial Counterrevolution.The post office in Ankh Morpork has effectively been out of commission for a while, with tons of undelivered letters sitting around Meanwhile, over the past several books, we ve seen the development of a faster and efficient method of communication called the Clacks Howev [...]

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    21. Joaquin Garza on said:

      La comedia est ah Los chistes y los gags Pero para 2004 Pratchett ya no era el mismo faltando cuatro a os para que le diagnosticaran el Alzheimer Aqu es un Pratchett mucho menos delicado para mostrar lo que Gaiman llam la furia subyacente de sus libros.En este caso una cr tica contra los corporate raiders y los monopolistas Perfectamente v lido hacerla, pero hay momentos donde parece que el autor est gritando Y hay pocas cosas que me molesten m s si uno juzga mis rese as de Ready Player One y El [...]

    22. Got My Book on said:

      Also posted on my blog Got My Book.Real Rating 4.5 What can I say about Terry Pratchett Discworld that hasn t been said before His fantasy has layers inside it s layersOK DETAILS Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs, published by HarperAudio 2005 Length 11 hrs 27 minSERIES INFO This is the first Discworld book about Moist von Lipwig, and is one possible among many starting point for newbies There are two additional books, Making Money Raising Steam in this sub series, but they [...]

    23. Julie Davis on said:

      Unlike practically every GoodReads reviewer, I really struggled with this book The style seemed different somehow than the previous books and I wasn t engaged by the story or characters A good idea and I should ve loved it, but it suffers from the same problems as Monstrous Regiment Extreme wordiness, a lack of lightness and quickness this just isn t the Pratchett we ve seen in his many previous books His illness was a real shame and it is showing here This is the end of the line in my Pratchett [...]

    24. Alexandra on said:

      Als ich vom Tod des Lieblingsautors meiner Studienzeit Terry Pratchett erfuhr, zog ich sofort einen der Schm ker aus meinem ansehnlichen Scheibenwelt SUB Stapel ungelesener B cher 23 gelesen 8 ausst ndig hervor, und schwelgte im Andenken an den Autor.Normalerweise ist ein Buch nicht gut, wenn ich allzulange zum Lesen ben tige, diesmal stimmt aber meine pers nliche Faustregel gar nicht Mehrere Rezensionstermine und Lesegruppen zwangen mich, diese h chst vergn gliche Lekt re zu unterbrechen und ei [...]

    25. Jared on said:

      In Going Postal, the enlightened despot of Ankh Morpork, Lord Vetinari, rather forcibly recruits a con man, Moist von Lipwig, to take over the running of the venerable and deserted post office, where letters have been accumulating for years if not decades without delivery Moist steps reluctantly into the moldy shoes of the Postmaster, only to discover that the previous three occupants of the position died grisly deaths in the execution of their duties and I use the term execution advisedly.Compl [...]

    26. Mary Catelli on said:

      A forger is trying to escape his cell before his hanging, and discovers it is carefully set up to look possible So the next morning, they hang him, and the next face he sees is the Patrician s Who gives him a job offer to get the Post Office up and running again He finds that it is stuffed with letters decades old, never delivered, and staffed by an old man and a young one who s obsessed with pins And, it turns out, that several men have recently died in his post, and he s the rival of the clack [...]

    27. Steven Harbin on said:

      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 lostThis is the [...]

    28. Sophia El Kerdini on said:

      Si je pouvais donner plus d toiles ce livre je n aurais pas h sit une seconde J ai ADOR cette histoire a a t mon coup de c ur du mois, et un des rares livres que je compte bien relire un jour.Les personnages sont compl tement timbr s , ils m en ont fait voir de tous les fous rires possibles D s les premi res pages ce r cit hilarant a accapar mon attention et j ai bien l intention de lire tous les livres de la s rie Je suis vraiment tomb e amoureuse de l imagination de Terry Pratchett Je le recom [...]

    29. Deborah Markus on said:

      I was reading this to my son when that train crashed and burned in Quebec, destroying so much property and killing all those people I watched the news and listened to the new owner of the company in question defend his methods of making money by cutting expenses specifically, expenses like having two engineers on a shift when you could get away with only having one In fact, it was probably safer to have just one person doing the safety check, because if there were two people, they were likely [...]

    30. Rachel Hartman on said:

      Just read this for a second time because I wanted to see how it would strike me after everything I ve read in the intervening years This was the book where I finally GOT Terry Pratchett I had attempted to read some of his earlier books years before, but had found them impenetrable walls of jokes Here, suddenly, I understood the person behind the humour, and I saw that he was a lot like me.More later, as I have time.

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