@Going Postal

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0385603428 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingfuturecatwing of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 12/25/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, December 25, 2004
A Christmas present from MrPloppy.

This book is in my absolutely never being bookcrossed permanent collection, but I've decided to start slowly registering my permanent collection books, to try and make my bookshelf reflect my tastes a bit better than it does at present.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingfuturecatwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, January 01, 2005
I can honestly say that this is the best book I've read this year ;-)

Actually, it *is* very good - Pratchett is totally on form. Like The Truth, Going Postal is set in Ankh-Morpork, but the regular A-M characters like the city watch and the wizards only appear in minor roles - quite a nice device, because it shows A-M to be the major bustling city it is, and not the little village it sometimes appears where *everybody* knows Captain Carrot. In these two books (and, I'm sure, in others to come), it's obvious that the city is big enough to contain more than one story-line. Plus of course, there's all the usual fun, and cute little puns and cultural references (like "The Smoking Gnu" (3 weird guys who hack into the clacks system); and "Rise and Shine, Mr Lipvig" has just *got* to be a Half-Life 2 reference...)

The really weird thing, though, is that it's got CHAPTERS!!!!!!! That's a total departure for a Discworld book! I'm sure he only did it so he could use the Fielding-like chapter sub-titles :-)

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