Going Postal

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4.1 X 7.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

TERRY PRATCHETT is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, "The Colour of Magic, " was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.


"British fantasist Pratchett's latest special-delivery delight, set in his wonderfully crazed city of Ankh-Morpork, hilariously reflects the plight of post offices the world over." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Pratchett's joy in his creations, in jokes, puns, the idea of letters and language itself makes Going Postal one of the best expressions of his unstoppable flow of comic invention." -- London Times

"With all the puns, strange names and quickfire jokes about captive letters demanding to be delivered, it's easy to miss how cross about injustice Terry Pratchett can be. This darkness and concrete morality sets his work apart from imitators of his English Absurd school of comic fantasy." -- The Guardian

"Deeply satisfying . . . Sharp-edged humor--and wonderfully executed." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Delightful . . . a surprisingly complex character study in addition to the usual hilarious satire." -- Locus

"Read it and laugh, but don't forget your brains." -- Locus

"Going Postal is two books in one; an eerie tale of an office huanted by its post, and a searing attack on corporate corruption . . . . The more literal minded might have preferred Pratchett to write about our world directly, rather than in a fantastical mirror, but while such a book may have contained more facts, it would not have been so true." -- Birmingham Post

"Like many of Pratchett's best comic novels, Going Postal is a book about redemption . . . . There's a moral toughness here, which is one of the reasons why Pratchett is never merely frivolous." -- Time Out London

"[Pratchett's] books are almost always better than they have to be, and Going Postal is no exception, full of nimble wordplay, devious plotting and outrageous situations, but always grounded in an astute understanding of human nature." -- San Francisco Chronicle