13 journalers for this copy...
By all rights, Moist should have met his maker. Instead, it's Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork, who promptly offers him a job as Postmaster. Since his only other option is a nonliving one, Moist accepts the position -- and the hulking golem watchdog who comes along with it, just in case Moist was considering abandoning his responsibilities prematurely.
Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may be a near-impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office building; and with only a few creaky old postmen and one rather unstable, pin-obsessed youth available to deliver it. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, money-hungry Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical head, Mr. Reacher Gilt.
But it says on the building neither rain nor snow nor glo m of ni t ... Inspiring words (admittedly, some of the bronze letters have been stolen), and for once in his wretched life Moist is going to fight. And if the bold and impossible are what's called for, he'll do it -- in order to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every human being (not to mention troll, dwarf, and, yes, even golem) requires: hope.
(From the publisher's website)
Was ist ein Bookring? Wie funktioniert das?
Kein Problem, guckstu hier: Die allwissende Müllhalde kennt alle Antworten
Hier die vorläufige Teilnehmerliste:
Special thanks for the nice card inside ;-)
4.11.2004: The book is on its way to Meraxes.
Nachtrag: Hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Sobald das Taschenbuch rauskommt lege ich mir das Buch selber zu.
Buch ist unterwegs in den hohen Norden.
I'm currently reading another book, but I will hurry with it to start this Discworld Novel.
I have one more thing to mention: when i read what the press wrote about terry Prachett, i noticed that I totaly agree with one sentence in the "new york times review": "Terry Pratchett is difficult to review, because you want to offer up your favourite scenes." that is absolutely true! :-)
The book arrived yesterday and went straight to the top of Mt. TBR!
A nice read - as usual! - though to me not the best Discworld novel ever...
Released 15 yrs ago (2/16/2005 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sorry for the delay - had a whole lot of exams to pass recently - but finally the book is continuing its journey
Update : so, ich hab's durch! Liest sich gut und fliessend und hat ein Minimum an Spannung.
Allerdings bin ich leicht entäuscht, es ist mein erstes Terry Pratchett und ich hab mir erlich ein bisschen mehr erwartet. Die Geschichte ist von der Idee her ok, auch wenn er als grosses Highlight die Briefmarke erfindet *sic*. Die grosse Pointe find ich leider auch ziemlich lasch ...
Aber ein gutes hat's, Spass gemacht hat's trotzdem und ich bin gespannt auf das nächste was ich von ihm in die Finger kriege :-)
update: wurde am Do. 14.04 an elhamisabel weiterverschickt!
Thanks very much for organising and sending it.
Anyway, I *loved* this Discworld novel! I've had very good and average discworld novels yet, but none of them made me think of buying my own copy. This one did and does...
I love the speed this book has. Whereas other discworld novels were rather slow at the beginning, this one had full speed from the very start. I liked Moist very much and Lord Vetinari just made it into my favourite Discworld characters.
I'm very glad I could read this. Thanks very much, Thorngage!
I will send it on to wweige tomorrow.
Well, it was fun reading 'going postal' I like these stories. The next reader is at hand, I only need his or hers adress.
I finished this book within three days and I loved!!!
I think, that Lord Vettinari is now my favorote discworld character.
"... thw Watch's git loads of dwarfs and trolls and a golem - a free golem. savon' your presence, Mr. Pump - and a couple of gnomes and a zombie... eben a Nobbs."
"Nobbs? What's a Nobbs?"
"Corporal Nobby Nobbs, sor. Not met him yet? They say he's got an official chitty saying he's human, and who needs ohne of those, eh? Fortunately there's only one of him, so he can't breed..."
hihi, das Buch war wirklich toll!
Zoe1971 nimmt sich seiner jetzt auch gern an
A piece that really made me laugh out loud was everything about The Smoking Gnu (you know the meaning of "the smoking gun"?).
And, as in almost every Discworld novel you'll find a beautiful description of the Unseen University's library worth being quoted:
"People flock in, nevertheless, in search of answers to those questions only librarians are considered to be able to answer, such as 'Is this the laundry?', 'How do you spell surreptitious?' and, on a regular basis, 'Do you have a book I remember reading once? It had a red cover and it urned out they were twins.'" (p. 175 f.)
And, at last, if you've always been interested in the origins of philately, you'll find the answer in this book!
It will continue it's travel to Katti, as soon as I get her address!
Edit (27/02/06): Katti told me she's not interested in reading the book anymore...
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
To Zartbitter in Munich via snail-mail...
You meet the wizards, you meet the watch, you meet golems - but nevertheless it's a story with hardly any magic. But I enjoyed it very much. Lord Vetinari and Moist are a very good - uh - team. Moist makes the people believe in what he wants and Lord Vetinari does nearly the same... *grin*
"There was no safety. There was no pride. All there was was money. Everything became money and money became everything. Money treated us as if we were things"
Vielen Dank an alle, die einen Eintrag hinterlassen haben!