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Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
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Mar 26, 12

bookshelves: comic-fantasy, 2012-reading-challenge
Read in March, 2012

Good old Tery Pratchett: never fails to raise a chuckle :)

This was the 33rd book in his (stil ongoing) Discworld series, first published in 2004. In a change from his norm, this also introduced a new main character in the shape of con-man Moist von Lipwig, who (starting the novel in a condemned cell) is given the unenviable job of putting Ankh-Morporks failing Post Office back on it's feet. Also rather unusually, but rather apt given the contents and general plot, this novel also has chapters, with each chapter prefaced in italics with the key points of that chapter - a bit like you might see in certain older (19th century) novels.

If, by and large, each Discworld novel contains part of a larger whole (e.g. all the Witches novels, or all the Guards novels) then I've heard it said that this would probably best fit in amongst those books dealing with Industrial Revolution (which also contains the like of Moving Pictures or The Truth) - I would, I must admit, tend to agree with that classification.
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