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Going Postal

Author : Terry Pratchett
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The post was an old thing, of course, but it was so old that it had magically become new again. Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It’s a tough decision. The post is a creaking old institution, overshadowed by new technology. But there are people who still believe in it, and Moist must become one of them if he's going to see that the mail gets though, come rain, hail, sleet, dogs, the Post Office Workers Friendly and Benevolent Society, the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. Perhaps there's a shot at redemption in the mad world of the mail, waiting for a man who's prepared to push the envelope...

Ab Die Post

Author : Terry Pratchett
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Der Gauner Feucht von Lipwig wird dazu verdonnert, die heruntergekommene Post der Scheibenwelt wieder auf Vordermann zu bringen, denn im alten Postamt von Ankh-Morpork ruht die Arbeit seit vielen Jahren. Feucht ist dabei so erfolgreich, dass er sich den Zorn der Konkurrenz vom Großen Strang der Klacker zuzieht. Ein öffentlicher Wettstreit soll die Entscheidung bringen: „Postkutsche gegen Klacker“ – wer kann eine Nachricht schneller in das zweitausend Meilen entfernte Gennua bringen?

Discworld 33 Going Postal

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From Publishers Weekly British fantasist Pratchett's latest special-delivery delight, set in his wonderfully crazed city of Ankh-Morpork, hilariously reflects the plight of post offices the world over as they struggle to compete in an era when e-mail has stolen much of the glamour from the postal trade. Soon after Moist von Lipwig (aka Alfred Spangler), Pratchett's not-quite-hapless, accidental hero, barely avoids hanging, Lord Havelock Vetinari, the despotic but pretty cool ruler of Ankh-Morpork, makes him a job offer he can't refuse—postmaster general of the Ankh-Morpork Post Office. The post office hasn't been open for 20 years since the advent of the Internet-like clacks communication system. Moist's first impulse is to try to escape, but Mr. Pump, his golem parole officer, quickly catches him. Moist must then deal with the musty mounds of undelivered mail that fill every room of the decaying Post Office building maintained by ancient and smelly Junior Postman Groat and his callow assistant, Apprentice Postman Stanley. The place is also haunted by dead postmen and guarded by Mr. Tiddles, a crafty cat. Readers will cheer Moist on as he eventually finds himself in a race with the dysfunctional clacks system to see whose message can be delivered first. Thanks to the timely subject matter and Pratchett's effervescent wit, this 29th Discworld novel (after 2003's Monstrous Regiment) may capture more of the American audience he deserves. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From School Library Journal Adult/High School - When petty con man Moist von Lipwig is hung for his crimes in the first chapter of this surprising and humorous novel, it appears to be the end. But this is Discworld after all, a world "a lot like our own but different." Moist awakes from the shock of his hanging to find that the city's Patrician, Lord Vetinari, has assigned him a government job (a fate worse than death?) restoring the defunct postal system. Of course, there is much more to restore than the flow of letters and packages. Justice as well as communication has been poorly served by a hostile takeover of the "clacks" - a unique messaging system that is part semaphore, part digital, and under the monopoly of the Grand Trunk Company. Before Moist can get very far into the job, he encounters ghosts, the voices of unsent letters, and a ruthless corporate conspiracy. In this quickly escalating battle, the post office is definitely the underdog, but, as the author notes, "an underdog can always find somewhere soft to bite." Fortunately Moist has friends: the determined Miss Dearheart, a golem with more than feet of clay, and a secret society of unemployed and very unusual postal workers as well as a vampire named Oscar. The author's inventiveness seems to know no end, his playful and irreverent use of language is a delight, and there is food for thought in his parody of fantasyland. This 29th Discworld novel, like the rest of the series, is a surefire hit for fans of Douglas Adams and Monty Python._ - Carolyn Lehman, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA_ Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Die Strassen Von Ankh Morpork

Author : Stephen Briggs
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Die Volle Wahrheit

Author : Terry Pratchett
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Wie funktioniert Enthüllungsjournalismus auf der Scheibenwelt? Seit kurzem hat auch die Presse in Ankh-Morpork Fuß gefasst - und ihr rechtschaffener Herausgeber William de Worde kommt einem unfassbaren Skandal auf die Spur ...

Making Money

Author : Terry Pratchett
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Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at all. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real money. Vetinari wants Moist to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that perhaps it will no longer cost considerably more than a penny to make a penny. Moist doesn't want the job. However, a request from Ankh-Morpork's current ruling tyrant isn't a "request" per se, more like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough." So Moist will just have to learn to deal with elderly Royal Bank chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her two loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint manager, and a chief clerk who's probably a vampire. But he'll soon be making lethal enemies as well as money, especially if he can't figure out where all the gold has gone.

Die Scheibenwelt Von A Z

Author : Terry Pratchett
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Wachen Wachen

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Dunkle Halunken

Author : Terry Pratchett
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Dodger ist ein Straßenjunge - doch nicht irgendeiner. Während eines Überfalls in den nächtlichen Gassen Londons rettet er einer Unbekannten das Leben, der betörend schönen Simplicity. Fortan setzt er alles daran, mehr über die Tat und die Herkunft der jungen Frau herauszufinden. Auf der Suche nach den Tätern bringt Dodger ganz nebenbei einen mörderischen Barbier namens Sweeney Todd zur Strecke und wird dadurch für ganz London zum Helden. Dies jedoch ruft einen geheimnisvollen Attentäter ebenso auf den Plan wie die Halunken, die Simplicity nach dem Leben trachten und ihren jungen Beschützer lieber früher als später tot sehen wollen ...

Besser Als Das Leben

Author : Rob Grant
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Die komischste und skurrilste Science-Fiction-Saga seit "Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis!" Dave Lister steckt in großen Schwierigkeiten. Drei Millionen Jahre in der Zukunft und Lichtjahre von der Erde entfernt, befindet er sich am allergefährlichsten Ort des gesamten Universums: Dave steckt mitten im Computerspiel BESSER ALS DAS LEBEN und ist so glücklich wie nie zuvor! BADL versetzt den Spieler in die schönste Welt, die er sich nur vorstellen kann – so großartig, dass man nie wieder in die Realität zurückkehren möchte. BESSER ALS DAS LEBEN – das einzige Spiel, das so gut ist, dass es dich umbringt!

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