Review: Going Postal (Discworld #33) by Terry Pratchett

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Moist Van Lipwig, a notorious criminal, finds himself before Lord Vetinari who provides him with a couple of choices: die or become postmaster general. His choice to live sticks him with reviving a post office that has languished for decades. He also inherits a mad old postman and his bumbling apprentice.

This is one of those books where delightful madness, lighthearted jokes, and masterful parody swirl into a wonderful tale. Hats off to Mr. Pratchett.

The characters are fully developed and possess amusing quirks. I especially liked Lord Vetinari who is a most malevolently benevolent and brilliant despot. I think it helped that I listened to this as an audiobook. The voices of each cast member was excellently done.

If you haven't read a Pratchett, this is a good one to pick up. If you have read Pratchett and enjoyed him, this is definitely one you shouldn't miss.

Star Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Thank you for this review! I've been wanting to read some of the more recent Discworld offerings, but felt intimidated by my never having read any before. This looks like a good one to start with.


You're welcome. I'm glad to help initiate someone to the wonders Terry Pratchett ^.^


I read some of Pratchett's books and their amazing! I love your blog btw!! Good reviewing!


It's Terry Pratchett! It simply HAS to be entertaining! Thanks for the review!


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