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Who is Moist?
on November 24, 2017
Moist von Lipwig, that is. Pratchett brings another cast of misfits, weirdos, con men and several golems to life in this Discworld book. Lipwig is given the choice between dying and resurrecting the Ankh-Morpork post office. He chooses, for obvious reasons, to become Postmaster, hoping to be able to escape at some point. Not with a golem as a parole officer. So Lipwig puts his clever mind to work on the Post Office. There's so much to do! But he manages to not only bring the Post Office back but to make it better than ever. Even with the clacks as competitor.
Pratchett has never not delivered on a Discworld premise. This book is one of my favorites. It's not easily classified in the Discworld sub-genres, however, as the Watch and Wizards both appear. Lipwig is a new character who reappears a few more times. As his introduction, "Going Postal" fires on all cylinders. Highly recommended.