Going Postal - one of the best Discworld books.

  • Posted on: 21 June 2019
  • By: Lore

Going Postal Book CoverLore Vetinari, ruler of the city-state of Anhk-Morpork, has a problem that he must address immediately. The Postal Service in his city has become rather rundown and technological innovation seems to be leaving it behind. The Clacks, a type of visual telegraph system, allows people to send messages across great distances almost instantly, so nobody wants to use the Post Office any longer. Vetinari won't stand for this in his city, so he does what any shrewd ruler would do and offers the job of Postmaster General to a con-man who is on death row.  After all, who better to breathe new life into a dying institution?

Terry Pratchett has a unique sense of humor and in the Discworld series he has created a fantasy universe like no other. Discworld as a series is large (41 books), complex, always entertaining, and uniquely offers something for everyone. Beloved characters from earlier books often make cameos throughout the 41 books as individual parts of this world are brought to life one book at a time. Going Postal may be the 33rd book in the series but it is actually a great place to start if you have never read any Discworld books. You will get to meet a lot of the key characters as you learn about the city of Anhk-Morpork and by the end you will have a good feel for whether or not some of the other books in the series might be for you. If you are a fan of Discworld and haven't read this book then what are you waiting for? The characters are great and the humor keeps it entertaining from cover to cover.

The audiobook version is narrated by Stephen Briggs and he is great. I have listened to this one multiple times and just writing about it makes me want to listen again. Everyone I have recommended this book to has enjoyed it so I don't hesitate to recommend it again.