Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
Reviewed by Reuben Hilder, Yr 10 (As part of the 50 Book Challenge)
Moist von Lipwig, an ex-conman has been given the task of resurecting the Ankh-Morport Post Office. This is a feat that has bought all those who have previously attempted it to their deaths! Not only must Moist beat the clacks system for customers he must also come out victorious in a seemingly unwinnable race. The character I liked the best was Adora Belle Dearheart and I didn't really like the "distorting the time-space continuum thing" but I did really like the book.
Going Postal is a Discworld novel and has been turned into a mini-series which has been screened on TV. In the video below you can see Terry Pratchett himself talking about the novel and the series.