Monday, December 19, 2005

Last minute gift suggestion

If you need a last minute gift suggestion for yourself or some other stamp collector, I'd recommend Terry Pratchett's Going Postal.

Set in the crazed city of Ankh-Morpork, the book 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.

The book's accidental hero Moist von Lipwig is offered a job he literally can't refuse —postmaster general. Nevermind, the post office hasn't been open for 20 years since the advent of the Internet, is a haunted by dead postmen and musty mounds of undelivered mail fill every room of the decaying Post Office building.

Should be available in your local bookstore. Can also be ordered on-line at by clicking here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM