Cover of Going Postal.

Going Postal

author: Terry Pratchett (2014)
narrator: Stephen Briggs
date read: 2 July 2021
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Apparently this was recommended by Emily Meredith, but I’m sure she’s not the only one – people have been suggesting Pratchett to me for years. I finally picked it up after marvelling at the real-world post office, and seeing it in the library catalogue.

This was my first Pratchett book: the story of a criminal who’s offered a choice between death or running the post office. Of course, his unconventional skills and approach turn it into a roaring success, the post office returns to glory, and his rivals are humiliated.

It’s a fun book, cleverly structured, and funny – I can see why Pratchett is popular. I’m sure I’ll read more, and a quick Google suggests Making Money is the next one to read.

The narration is good, with a wide variety of voices that capture the different characters.

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