Going Postal

Going Postal
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061807190

Going Postal Book Review:

A splendid send-up of government, the postal system, and everything that lies in between in this newest entry in Terry Pratchett’s internationally bestselling Discworld series. Convicted con man and forger Moist von Lipwig is given a choice: Face the hangman’s noose, or get Ankh Morpork’s ancient Post Office up and running efficiently! It was a tough decision . . . Now, the former criminal is facing really big problems. There’s tons of undelivered mail. Ghosts are talking to him. One of the postmen is 18,000 years old. And you really wouldn’t want to know what his new girlfriend can do with a shoe. To top it all off, shadowy characters don’t want the mail moved. Instead, they want him dead—deader than all those dead letters. (And here he’d thought that all he’d have to face was rain, snow, and gloom of night . . .)

Going Postal

Going Postal
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2008-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781407035406

Going Postal Book Review:

'One of the best expressions of his unstoppable flow of comic invention' The Times __________ The post was an old thing, of course, but it was so old that it had magically become new again. Moist von Lipwig is a con artist... ... and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It’s a tough decision. The post is a creaking old institution, overshadowed by new technology. But there are people who still believe in it, and Moist must become one of them if he's going to see that the mail gets through, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, an evil chairman . . . and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. So perhaps there is a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope . . . ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Going Postal is the first book in the Moist von Lipwig series, which also includes Raising Steam and Making Money.

Going Postal

Going Postal
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2013-10-16
  • ISBN : 9781472537072

Going Postal Book Review:

Moist von Lipwig was a con artist, a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision. With the help of a golem who has been at the bottom of hole in the ground for over two hundred years, a pin fanatic and Junior Postman Groat, he's got to see that the mail gets through. In taking on the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer, he's also got to stay alive. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. In the mad world of the mail, can a criminal succeed where honest men have failed and died? Perhaps there's a shot at redemption for man who's prepared to push the envelope...

Making Money

Making Money
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2008-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781407034010

Making Money Book Review:

‘As bright and shiny as a newly minted coin; clever, engaging and laugh-out-loud funny’ The Times The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Whoever said you can't fool an honest man wasn't one. The Royal Bank is facing a crisis, and it’s time for a change of management. There are a few problems that may arise with the job . . . The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire – there's something nameless in the cellar and it turns out that the Royal Mint runs at a loss. Meanwhile, people actually want to know where the money’s gone. It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, that life is not necessarily a long one. He’s about to be exposed as a fraud, but if he’s lucky the Assassins’ Guild might get him first. In fact, a lot of people want him dead. Everywhere he looks he's making enemies. Oh. And every day he has to take the Chairman for walkies. ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Making Money is the second book in the Moist von Lipwig series.

Thud!

Thud!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2009-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781407035437

Thud! Book Review:

Seventh book of the original and best CITY WATCH series, now reinterpreted in BBC's The Watch 'Imaginative, witty and consistent' SFX The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'Beating people up in little rooms . . . he knew where that led. And if you did it for a good reason, you'd do it for a bad one. You couldn't say 'we;re the good guys' and do bad-guy things.' Koom Valley, the ancient battle where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls, was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh . . . and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read 'Where's My Cow?', with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do.

Going Postal

Going Postal
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Doubleday UK
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105120002907

Going Postal Book Review:

Con artist and fraud Moist von Lipwig is faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet.

The Time-travelling Caveman

The Time-travelling Caveman
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2020-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781787620711

The Time-travelling Caveman Book Review:

*The final collection of short stories from the incredible Sir Terry Pratchett!* Imagination is an amazing thing. It can take you to the top of the highest mountain, or down to the bottom of the deepest depths of the sea. This where it took Doggins on his Awfully Big Adventure: a quest full of magic and flying machines. (And the world's best joke - trust me, it's hilarious.) It took three young inventors to the moon (where they may or may not have left a bottle of lemonade) and a caveman on a trip to the dentist. You can join them on these adventures, and many more, in this incredible collection of stories . . . From the greatest imagination there ever was. Written for local newspapers when Terry Pratchett was a young lad, these never previously published stories are packed full of anarchic humour and wonderful wit. A must-have for Terry fans . . . and young readers looking for a fix of magic.

A Hat Full of Sky

A Hat Full of Sky
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2010-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781407042541

A Hat Full of Sky Book Review:

THE SECOND BOOK IN THE TIFFANY ACHING SERIES Something is coming after Tiffany. . . Tiffany Aching is ready to begin her apprenticeship in magic, but life isn't exactly what she thought it would be. She expects spells and magic – not chores and ill-tempered goats! Surely there must be more to witchcraft than this? And Tiffany will find that she needs her magic more than ever, to fight off the insidious, disembodied creature that is pursuing her. This time, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the fierce, six-inch-high Wee Free Men can protect her. In the end, it will take all of Tiffany's inner strength to save herself. Will she succeed?

Raising Steam

Raising Steam
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2013-11-07
  • ISBN : 9781448171194

Raising Steam Book Review:

‘I could tell which of my fellow tube passengers had downloaded it to their e-readers by the bouts of spontaneous laughter’ Ben Aaronovitch, Guardian The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Change is in the air for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, con-man, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention – a steam locomotive named Iron Girder, to be precise – is drawing astonished crowds. Suddenly it’s a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work. His input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn’t involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What Moist does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks. ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Raising Steam is the third and final book in the Moist von Lipwig series.

Small Gods

Small Gods
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2008-12-26
  • ISBN : 9781407034843

Small Gods Book Review:

'You should do things because they're right. Not because gods say so. They might say something different another time.' Religion is a competitive business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion and their own gods, of every shape and size - all fighting for faith, followers, and a place at the top. So when the great god Om accidentally manifests himself as a lowly tortoise, stripped of all divine power, it's clear he's become less important than he realised. In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast. Enter Brutha, the Chosen One - or at least the only One available. He wants peace, justice and love - but that's hard to achieve in a world where religion means power, and corruption reigns supreme . . . 'An intriguing satire on institutionalized religion corrupted by power . . .' Independent 'Deftly weaves themes of forgiveness, belief and spiritual regeneration' The Times The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Small Gods is a standalone.

Reaper Man

Reaper Man
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034775

Reaper Man Book Review:

'Inside every living person is a dead person waiting to get out.' Death has been fired by the Auditors of Reality for the heinous crime of developing . . . a personality. Sent to live like everyone else, Death takes a new name and begins working as a farmhand. He's got the scythe already, after all. And for humanity, Death is just . . . gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed to do in the meantime? You can't have the undead wandering about like lost souls - there's no telling what might happen. Particularly when they discover that life really is only for the living . . . 'One taste, and you'll scour bookstores for more' Daily Mail Reaper Man is the second book in the Death series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

The Rincewind Trilogy

The Rincewind Trilogy
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 0575072369

The Rincewind Trilogy Book Review:

"The Rincewind Trilogy" is a bumper volume containing the complete text of two novels and one novella, all starring one of the Discworld's most popular characters: the Wizard Rincewind and his irrepressible - and quite intractable - Luggage.

Thud!

Thud!
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0061795550

Thud! Book Review:

Once, in a gods-forsaken hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls and dwarfs met in bloody combat. Centuries later, each species still views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, the influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens—a volatile situation made far worse when the pint-size provocateur is discovered bashed to death . . . with a troll club lying conveniently nearby. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is aware of the importance of solving the Hamcrusher homicide without delay. (Vimes's second most-pressing responsibility, in fact, next to always being home at six p.m. sharp to read Where's My Cow? to Sam, Jr.) But more than one corpse is waiting for Vimes in the eerie, summoning darkness of a labyrinthine mine network being secretly excavated beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. And the deadly puzzle is pulling him deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear—and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself.

Going Postal

Going Postal
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2017-11-28
  • ISBN : 9780857525086

Going Postal Book Review:

Moist von Lipwig is a con artist... ... and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It's a tough decision. But he's got to see that the mail gets through, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers' Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too...

Maskerade

Maskerade
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2009-05-27
  • ISBN : 9781407034997

Maskerade Book Review:

'There's a kind of magic in masks. Masks conceal one face, but they reveal another. The one that only comes out in darkness . . .' The Opera House in Ankh-Morpork is home to music, theatrics and a harmless masked Ghost who lurks behind the scenes. But now a set of mysterious backstage murders may just stop the show. Agnes Nitt has left her rural home of Lancre in the hopes of launching a successful singing career in the big city. The only problem is, she doesn't quite look the part. And there are two witches who would much rather she return home to join their coven. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg have travelled to Ankh-Morpork to convince Agnes that life as a witch is much better than one on the stage. Only now they're caught up in a murder mystery featuring masks and maniacal laughter. And the show MUST go on . . . 'A master storyteller' A. S. Byatt 'Funny, delightfully inventive, and refuses to lie down in its genre' Observer Maskerade is the fifth book in the Witches series, but you can read the Discworld novels in any order.

The Bromeliad Trilogy

The Bromeliad Trilogy
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 427
  • Relase : 2022-04-14
  • ISBN : 9781787621015

The Bromeliad Trilogy Book Review:

All three instalments of the amazing Bromeliad trilogy available again in one very special edition. To the thousands of tiny nomes living under the floorboards of a large department Store, there is no Outside. No Day or Night, no Sun or Rain. They're just daft old legends. Until they hear the devastating news that the Store is to be demolished... And so, their journey begins. From the store to an abandoned quarry - where they find the monster Jekub - and on to a place where they must steal one of those space shuttle things, all the nomes want is to get home again. They don't mean to cause any trouble... A magnificent trilogy of tales about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world full of humans. 'Pratchett gives his cast plenty of personality and fuels the plot with nonstop comedy.' Kirkus Reviews 'Witty, funny, wise and altogether delightful.' Locus From the world's number one fantasy writer, Terry Pratchett.

Diggers

Diggers
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2010-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781407042626

Diggers Book Review:

This is the story of Jekub, the Dragon in the Hill with great big teeth and a great loud voice. (Well, that’s according to the nomes, but they are only four inches tall.) When humans threaten their new home in the quarry, the natural thing would be to run and hide. But the nomes have got the wild idea that they should fight back. After all, everyone knows that nomes are faster and smarter than humans, and now they have a secret weapon . . . The fantastically funny second book of the nomes, from the author of the bestselling Discworld series.

Game of the Gods

Game of the Gods
  • Author : Paolo Maurensig
  • Publisher : World Editions
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2020-12-18
  • ISBN : 1642860433

Game of the Gods Book Review:

In an ultimate feat of manipulation, the exceptionally talented chess player Malik is turned into a human pawn in a game of warfare which will decide the outcome of World War II.

Going Postal

Going Postal
  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Methuen Drama
  • Pages : 111
  • Relase : 2005-04-15
  • ISBN : IND:30000107441606

Going Postal Book Review:

Moist von Lipwig was a con artist, a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision. With the help of a golem who has been at the bottom of a hole in the ground for over two hundred years, a pin fanatic and Junior Postman Groat, he's got to see that the mail gets through. In taking on the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company and a midnight killer, he's also got to stay alive. In the mad world of the mail, can a criminal succeed where honest men have failed and died? Perhaps there's a shot at redemption for a man who's prepared to push the envelope.

Feet of Clay

Feet of Clay
  • Author : Anthony Storr
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 1997-01
  • ISBN : 0006384234

Feet of Clay Book Review:

An eye-opening investigation of charismatic "gurus" from Jesus to Freud to David Koresh, by the author of "Solitude: A Return to the Self". In "Feet of Clay", eminent psychologist Anthony Storr uncovers the personality traits that link these men and explores the incredible power they have wielded over their fanatical followers. 11 photos.