Pagina principaleGruppiConversazioniEsploraStatistiche
Cerca nel Sito
Questo sito utilizza i cookies per fornire i nostri servizi, per migliorare le prestazioni, per analisi, e (per gli utenti che accedono senza fare login) per la pubblicità. Usando LibraryThing confermi di aver letto e capito le nostre condizioni di servizio e la politica sulla privacy. Il tuo uso del sito e dei servizi è soggetto a tali politiche e condizioni.
Hide this

Risultati da Google Ricerca Libri

Fai clic su di un'immagine per andare a Google Ricerca Libri.

Sto caricando le informazioni...

Going Postal (2004)

di Terry Pratchett

Altri autori: Vedi la sezione altri autori.

Serie: Discworld: Industrial (4), Mondo Disco (33)

UtentiRecensioniPopolaritàMedia votiCitazioni
10,768200520 (4.25)296
Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses-until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into-a government job? 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.… (altro)
  1. 50
    Making Money di Terry Pratchett (kinsey_m)
    kinsey_m: Same protagonist, just as fun.
  2. 50
    Thud! di Terry Pratchett (ChillnND)
    ChillnND: One of Pratchett's best Discworld books, a fast paced detective novel set in his fantastic world. There's plenty of wry, satirical social commentary in Thud! as there is in "Going Postal"
  3. 01
    There Came Both Mist and Snow di Michael Innes (khrhome)
    khrhome: Dry humor!
Sto caricando le informazioni...

Iscriviti per consentire a LibraryThing di scoprire se ti piacerà questo libro.

Attualmente non vi sono conversazioni su questo libro.

» Vedi le 296 citazioni

Inglese (190)  Tedesco (3)  Spagnolo (2)  Danese (1)  Olandese (1)  Svedese (1)  Norvegese (1)  Tutte le lingue (199)
1-5 di 199 (prossimo | mostra tutto)
fiction - standalone story in the Discworld series

enjoyable adventure in which a former criminal is forced to take over a long-neglected, somewhat magical post office and finds that he enjoys turning it into a success. Plus: pinheads turn into stamp collectors, several kisses with an ashtray, and beating the real villains at their own game. ( )
  reader1009 | Jan 19, 2022 |
I love Pratchett, and can't believe that a novel about the post office could be so entertaining. ( )
  kevn57 | Dec 8, 2021 |
It's been almost 15 years since Terry Pratchett was first recommended to me. For various reasons I never bothered. However, in keeping with my recent rule of 3 trustable recommendations, it was recently recommended to me for the 4th time, and it was available online (crucial point #COVID19) so I picked it up.

Moist (yes) von Lipwig is in a tough spot. He has, unwillingly, been instated as the head of a defunct postal system, in a town where the current mechanical communication system is monopolized by a crime syndicate. His only assistants are a man with an intense fear of doctors and a love of his own home remedies, a pin aficionado named Stanley, and a cat named Mr. Tiddles. He is being monitored by Pump, a Golem under contract to make sure he fulfills his duties. And he's also got a case of mild attraction to a cigarette-smoking, quip-spitting woman unfortunately named Adora Belle Dearheart.

Pratchett does a fantastic job of showing not telling that is so often missing in books these days. I'm still not quite sure what his whole world entails because, unlike other fantasy writers, he doesn't bother with money systems, clothing styles, and 80 years of back-story upfront. And that is a beautiful thing. Also, don't make the mistake I did and realize, more than halfway through, that there are delightful asides after the asterisks. Somehow I missed them... one of the dangerous downsides of the online format.

His pacing is nonchalant, giving you enough time to appreciate the refreshingly clever humor, that includes a couple of unnecessary swears. But, on the whole, it's an admirable book. Worth checking out a sequel. Really a 4.5. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
This book was my first foray into Pratchett's Discworld, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were fun and convincing, as were the plot and the world. The social commentary was, with one or two exceptions, spot-on and masterfully done, and it never takes precedence over or gets in the way of the story being told.

Pratchett's prose is very stylized, but it works for me and adds to the fun of reading his work; likewise his humor.

I will note that if you find either off-putting, you probably won't enjoy this. This is definitely not the sort of book where the authorial/narrative voice fades into the background as you get into it; the voice is definitely front-and-center.

I'm not quite sure how to classify the tone of the novel - there are certainly comedic parts, and the book as a whole could even be classified as comedic, but there are also very serious and important themes, ideas, and social issues being discussed, and the book takes them seriously even at the most comedic moments.

None of the main characters are flat or only there for the joke. They never break characterization for a joke (or to move the plot along, either, for that matter), and the relationships they form with one another are well-rounded and genuine.

And to top it all off, it has a good ending. I won't spoil, but I will say that not only does the ending make sense from the characters, it also acknowledges the complexities of the issues at hand in a way that felt really refreshing.

It wasn't the sort of breathtaking, near-perfect read that I give 5 stars - almost nothing is - but Going Postal was very, very good, and I look forward to returning to the Discworld again sometime soon. ( )
  Julie_in_the_Library | Sep 23, 2021 |
Excellent. I can see why Moist is a beloved character. I really really liked all the golems stuff.

This book did also have a bit of the "only one female character" vibe that was a problem in The Truth, despite I suppose technically having several female characters.

This felt like one of the most SF of the Discworld books, what with the clacks and the mail sorting machine. I'd go ahead and say the clacks are one of Pratchett's most ingenious inventions (along with headology, the Dis-organiser, the Hiver, and the great Disc itself). I wish we'd gotten to spend more time in Tower 181.

GNU Terry Pratchett ( )
  misslevel | Sep 22, 2021 |
nessuna recensione | aggiungi una recensione

» Aggiungi altri autori (15 potenziali)

Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Terry Pratchettautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Briggs, StephenNarratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Cholewa, Piotr W.Tł.autore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Kidby, PaulImmagine di copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Matthews, RobinFotografoautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
McKowen, ScottImmagine di copertinaautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Pearson, BernardIllustratoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Devi effettuare l'accesso per contribuire alle Informazioni generali.
Per maggiori spiegazioni, vedi la pagina di aiuto delle informazioni generali.
Titolo canonico
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
Titolo originale
Titoli alternativi
Data della prima edizione
Personaggi
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
Luoghi significativi
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
Eventi significativi
Film correlati
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
Premi e riconoscimenti
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
Epigrafe
Dedica
Incipit
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
The flotillas of the dead sailed around the world on underwater rivers.
Citazioni
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
'Can I not?' said Vetinari. 'I am a tyrant. It's what we do.'
'Oh, *please* sue the University!' Ridcully bellowed. 'We've got a *pond* full of people who tried to sue the University--'
'Neither Deluge Nor Ice Storm Nor The Black Silence Of The Netherhells Shall Stay These Messengers About Their Sacred Business. Do Not Ask Us About Sabre-Tooth Tigers, Tar Pits, Big Green Things With Teeth Or The Goddess Czol.'
'What? Funning? I never fun! I do not fun, Miss Maccalariat, and have no history of funning, and even if I were inclined to funning, Miss Maccalariat, I would not dream of funning with you.'
The man going to be hanged had been named Moist von Lipwig by doting if unwise parents, but he was not going to embarrass the name, insofar as that was possible, by being hung under it.
Ultime parole
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
(Click per vedere. Attenzione: può contenere anticipazioni.)
Nota di disambiguazione
Redattore editoriale
Elogi
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
Lingua originale
Dati dalle informazioni generali inglesi. Modifica per tradurlo nella tua lingua.
DDC/MDS Canonico
LCC canonico

Risorse esterne che parlano di questo libro

Wikipedia in inglese (1)

Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses-until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into-a government job? 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.

Non sono state trovate descrizioni di biblioteche

Descrizione del libro
Riassunto haiku

Copertine popolari

Link rapidi

Voto

Media: (4.25)
0.5
1 2
1.5 4
2 45
2.5 18
3 311
3.5 104
4 1072
4.5 138
5 1148

Sei tu?

Diventa un autore di LibraryThing.

 

A proposito di | Contatto | LibraryThing.com | Privacy/Condizioni d'uso | Guida/FAQ | Blog | Negozio | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteche di personaggi celebri | Recensori in anteprima | Informazioni generali | 171,501,680 libri! | Barra superiore: Sempre visibile