Going Postal by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Moist von Lipwig (what a name!) is a con artist who's finally gotten pinched by Ankh Morpork's authorities. On his way to the noose, he's given a choice by our favorite tyrant-for-life, Lord Vetinari: fix the broken-down postal service or choose the nasty death behind door number two. What's a con man to do?
This is the point where I entered Discworld, and I love the ingenious and flexible Moist. (Though my favorite subseries are the Watch novels starring the policeman Vimes.)
For another perspective on the best place to start reading Pratchett, try this review at The Estella Society.
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