Going Postal

by Terry Pratchett
Going Postal (Discworld #29) - Terry Pratchett 8.74   86

Nebula Award nominee 2005, Locus Award nominee 2005, Tähtifantasia Award nominee 2013.

Moist von Lipwig was a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet.

It was a tough decision.

But he's got to see that the mail gets though, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer.

Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too.

Maybe it'll take a criminal to succeed where honest men have failed, or maybe it's a death sentence either way.

Or perhaps there' s a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope…

Category: Fantasy Humor

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Release date October 2004
Details updated August 26, 2022

Discworld :: Series

Series contains 34 primary works and has 35 total works.

The Discworld series is a continuous history of a world not totally unlike our own, except that it is a flat disc carried on the backs of four elephants astride a giant turtle floating through space, and that it is peopled by, among others, wizards, dwarves, soldiers, thieves, beggars, vampires and witches. Within the history of Discworld, there are many individual stories which can be enjoyed in any order. But reading them in the sequence in which they were written can increase your enjoyment through the accumulation of all the fine detail that contributes to the teeming imaginative complexity of this brilliantly conceived world.

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The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2) 7.82   199
Equal Rites (Discworld #3) 7.76   200
Mort (Discworld #4) 8.12   234
Sourcery (Discworld #5) 7.54   178
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld #6) 7.82   205
Pyramids (Discworld #7) 7.78   157
Guards! Guards! (Discworld #8) 8.08   178
Eric (Discworld #9) 7.00   172
Moving Pictures (Discworld #10) 7.48   168
Reaper Man (Discworld #11) 8.60   229
Witches Abroad (Discworld #12) 8.14   187
Small Gods (Discworld #13) 8.10   162
Lords and Ladies (Discworld #14) 8.16   149
Men at Arms (Discworld #15) 8.50   149
Soul Music (Discworld #16) 8.08   161
Interesting Times (Discworld #17) 7.84   138
Maskerade (Discworld #18) 8.36   138
Feet of Clay (Discworld #19) 8.60   130
Hogfather (Discworld #20) 8.54   182
Jingo (Discworld #21) 8.30   113
The Last Continent (Discworld #22) 7.64   96
Carpe Jugulum (Discworld #23) 8.22   108
The Fifth Elephant (Discworld #24) 8.40   96
The Truth (Discworld #25) 8.14   83
Thief of Time (Discworld #26) 8.38   87
Night Watch (Discworld #27) 8.72   99
Monstrous Regiment (Discworld #28) 8.34   73
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Making Money (Discworld #31) 8.28   60
Unseen Academicals (Discworld #32) 8.02   70
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