So, I’m not a Terry Pratchett fan. And, I really really don’t like Discworld very much at all. I know. Some of you are confused by this. Some of you just cannot believe that can be true. Some of you would probably like to argue with me about why I MUST be a Terry Pratchett fan. Some of you are probably feeling physical pain at the idea that I just don’t like Discworld.
It’s ok. I understand why you love Pratchett and Discworld. I support your feelings, completely.
I have a lot of respect for you folks and even greater respect for Terry Pratchett (may he rest in peace.) That’s why I went ahead and grabbed Going Postal from the library display of his books the day he died. It was the least I could do. Really.
I picked this one because a) I’d never read it b) I liked the cover c) I knew there was some movie or TV series or something made from it and I figured I could watch a little to stem my boredom, should it occur, while reading the book.
Turns out, it’s not easy to watch Going Postal online without paying actual dollars (not stamps) for it. So when I got bogged down in all the words and all of the … Pratchetty Discworldness of it, I watched a trailer and was amused and went back to reading the book.
I didn’t hate it. I don’t hate Pratchett or Discworld, I just don’t love either of them. I didn’t love it. I was amused in places. Several places. I don’t feel compelled to find more Discworld books I’ve missed (which is most of them, probably) or re-read any that I’ve read in the past. I am also not sorry I spent a few nights reading it. I also kind of wish I still had my childhood stamp collection and am glad I never got into pins. Also, Golloms are cool.