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Going Postal (Discworld Series #33)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

old time Discworld with a new villainous hero!

The hero, or at least main character, is clever but not egoistical, unwilling but not running away, fraudulent and yet with some ethical standards of his own. Long-time Discworld fans have been commenting that, for the last few years, the series has been getting 'dark'...
The hero, or at least main character, is clever but not egoistical, unwilling but not running away, fraudulent and yet with some ethical standards of his own. Long-time Discworld fans have been commenting that, for the last few years, the series has been getting 'dark', heavy-going with very serious social issues (war, torture, dictatorship) (which I think is what satire is for, satire is social commentary wrapped in humor). 'Going Postal' deals with the slightly lighter issues of the enslavement of Artificial Intelligence (golems), the downfall of a major government office (the Post Office), serious financial fraud, unsafe work environments, and the thoughts of the employees. This novel, however, seamlessly incorporates the requisite humor. Readers new to Discworld may find this book more enjoyable than if they started the series with the two previous books 'Night Watch' or 'Monstrous Regiment'. Old time fans who have felt 'Night Watch' to be too bloody and psychological, or 'Monstrous Regiment' to be too grossly humorous while treating the subject matter inadequately, might have a happy nostalgic trip with 'Going Postal'.

posted by Anonymous on January 28, 2006

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Never read anything like it!

Characters are interesting and there are lots of subplots. Leaves me thoughful whether I'll read another or not.

posted by 318648 on April 14, 2009

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