The post was an old thing, of course, but it was so old that it had magically become new again.
The post office is an ailing institution belonging to the olden days. New technology overshadows its mind-numbing bureaucracy and the creakingly slow pace of change. You can call them nostalgic, but there are still people who believe in the post: in the beauty of stamps and cast-iron pillar boxes, and the dignity of the postman braving hail, wind and troublesome dogs. And sometimes it's worth standing up for what you believe in...
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"Pratchett can make you giggle helplessly and then grin grimly at the sharpness of his wit" (A.S. Byatt Daily Mail)
"His world, increasingly subtle and thoughtful, has become as allegorical and satirical as a painting by Bosch ... Pratchett's joy in his creations, in jokes, puns, the idea of letters and language itself makes Going Postal one of the best expressions of his unstoppable flow of comic invention" ( The Times)
"Like many of Pratchett's best comic novels, it is a book about redemption ... There's a moral toughness here, which is one of the reasons why Pratchett is never merely frivolous" ( Time Out)
"With all the puns, strange names and quick-fire jokes about captive letters demanding to be delivered, it's easy to miss how cross about injustice Terry Pratchett can be. This darkness and concrete morality sets his work apart from imitators of his English Absurd school of comic fantasy" ( Guardian)
"Pratchett ... is the missing link between Douglas Adams and J.K. Rowling. To non-initiates his work is gobbledygook, but dig deeper and you find the wit and imaginationthat have gained him a fanatical readership - among them is A.S. Byatt" ( FT MAGAZINE)
Terry Pratchett puts his stamp on the thirty-third Discworld novel.
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Descrizione libro Corgi, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria 12782950
Descrizione libro Corgi, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020552154326