Now us Brits have a weird thing about the Post Office. Thatcher used to say how barmy we’d all go if it was privatised (sneaky bloody Cameron snuck it through though). Anyway, I digress.
In this biting satire, Pratchett explores just why the Post Office is such an amazing, important institution! (a statement which should of course be sealed with a loving kiss 😉 )
Everything from the premise to the characters is just perfect. I loved the name Moist Von Lipwig in particular and I adored how good ol’ Vetinari’s characterised in this one.
But best of all, this one was packed full of some of the Pratchett’s best, pithiest, wittiest quotes:
“I commend my soul to any god that can find it.”
“See a pin and pick it up, and, all day long, you’ll have a pin.”
“Steal five dollars and you’re a common thief. Steal thousands and you’re either the government or a hero”
I usually have a hard time reviewing Pratchett, cos, well it’s Pratchett and I feel the *pressure*, but this one just called to me. Definitely one of my favourites:
Rating: 5/5 bananas
Well, have you read this one? If not, what are you waiting for?!