!!> Reading ➸ Going Postal ➰ Author Terry Pratchett – Submitalink.info

!!> Reading ➸ Going Postal ➰ Author Terry Pratchett – Submitalink.info I love it when one work of art makes me think of another and my enjoyment of both is enhanced.The executive office meeting subsequent to the gallows made me think of Mel Brooks hilarious 1974 film Blazing Saddles and Harvey Korman s portrayal of Hedley LaMarr So throughout the rest of the novel I eschewed the British aristocratic drawl of Lord Vetinari and replaced with Korman s robber baron prose for full comedic effect.Granny Weatherwax is still my favorite, but Sir Terry has succeeded again in making a GREAT Discworld novel that is funny, thought provoking and entertaining all at once.While Moist von Lipwig is a worthy and fun protagonist, once again the real hero is Pratchett himself The author s pithy prose and world wise narration keeps this skipping along at a good clip and the Pratc I picked up this book to read on a 15 hour flight from Chicago to Vietnam, on the assumption that it would be a light, pleasant way to pass the dreary hours after one flight to China during which I watched the first X Men film three times, I decided it was best to err on the side of having too many books rather than too few My assumptions proved correct, and I enjoyed the book quite thoroughly Three things struck me 1 Pratchett s use of language is always fun, and he occasionally makes wonderful jokes that can t be read aloud with the same effect, like the store owner who turns up whose speech suffers from greengrocer s apostrophes.2 Pratchett typically writes in a third person limited point of view, but he s extremely good at getting inside the heads of his characters and changing the voice up The unfortunately named Moist has his own clear eyed perspective on the world that differs from the other denizens of Discworld.3 He manages to weave in quite a bit of history about the p This book was an excellent surprise I love the Discworld series but was getting tired of seeing the same characters again and again in every book But this book introduces an entirely new and refreshing cast of characters I particularly liked the main character and felt he was very well developed Pratchett s books are funny precisely because he has a very firm grasp of human nature His best work feels surprisingly profound even though you re also laughing so hard you re afraid you might break a rib In some of the later novels I was getting of a reused joke feeling, and while it was still pretty funny, all the depth was gone In this novel it s back, and I would rank Going Postal pretty high among the Discworld novels.Highly recommended, especially to Pratc This was really surprising, actually Perhaps it shouldn t have been, given how many people whose opinions I respect are Pratchett fans, but I haven t read a fantasy novel since giving up on Robert Jordan s painstakingly prolonged The Wheel of Time somewhere in book 5, I think long before college Actually, I suppose I read a bunch of the Harry Potters in the interim, but in some ways that felt like keeping up with pop culture than reading actual fantasy.In any event, Going Postal was purely a pleasure Compared to the grueling epics I recall from years ago, Pratchett s style was brisk and entertaining, his humor completely suffusing the tone of the book in a way that reminded me of Douglas Adams approach to science fiction But whereas Adams plotlines can be meandering and perhaps secondary to his constant seeking of the absurd, Pratchett s were elaborately coiled, well paced, and compelling, and his characters, amusing and strange as they often were, had a certain sincerity that kept me interested in their welfare Ridiculous name aside, Moist von Lipwig s reluctantly scrupulous con artist emphasis on artist , as his maneuvering definitely deserves such a word was exceedingly entertaining to follow.Pratchett s u Otras rese as de Mundodisco en mi blog Cartas en el asunto es la novela n mero 33 de la hilarante saga de Mundodisco uno pensar a que a esta altura al gran Terry Pratchett no se le podr an ocurrir m s personajes y que la calidad de la saga pod a disminuir, pero con este libro demostr que todav a le quedaban excelentes ideas para rato Esta novela da comienzo a una nueva saga que lamentablemente Terry no pudo terminar present un nuevo arco argumental iba a estar protagonizado por H medo Von Mustachen, un estafador que es ejem, amablemente persuadido por Lord Vetinari para poner su gran habilidad para el enga o y las estafas al servicio del estado, y por lo tanto iba a servir como parodia de los servicios p blicos Lamentablemente, Pratchett solo pudo escribir una novela m s protagonizada por H medo Von Mustachen antes de morir y por esta raz n todos estos nuevos personajes no son tan reconocidos como los dem s.Lo primero que me llam la atenci n de este libro es que, a diferencia de otras novelas de Mundodisco, est dividida en cap tulos Cada cap tulo tiene una especie de enumeraci n de los sucesos m s importantes que se desarrollar n m s adelante, aunque sin ning n spoiler significativo El t tulo original de esta descacharrant I haven t read a lot of Pratchett I think this is only my second one but I do enjoy reading him for the color and the metaphor The way he turns a figure of speech on the lathe will frequently leave you just si Monetary RelativityNo better theory of money exists than Pratchett s money is founded on postage stamps that got out of control Understanding that fact helps to explain the world better than relativity theory. I am probably the last person on earth to read Terry Pratchett, but I m glad I finally did People have been recommending his books to me for years and although I had planned on starting with book 1, Color of Magic, the bookseller recommended I start with Going Postal instead they were also out of stock of CoM Every time I picked this book up I laughed out loud, it has a refreshing wit combined with a sharp perception of people and their funny habits I Moist Von Lipwig Was 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 Was A Tough Decision.But He Has 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.Maybe It Ll Take A Criminal To Succeed Where Honest Men Have Failed, Or Maybe It S A Death Sentence Either Way Or Perhaps There S A Shot At Redemption In The Mad World Of The Mail, Waiting For A Man Who S Prepared To Push The Envelope Super zabava Super humor, ironija, cinizam, satira super Vla a, super Pratchett.

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