Making Money

Making Money

Book - 2007
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The long awaited, brand new adult Discworld novel.

It's an offer you can't refuse.

Who would not to wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door?

It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long.

The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire. There's something nameless in the cellar (and the cellar itself is pretty nameless), it turns out that the Royal Mintruns at a loss. A 300 year old wizard is after his girlfriend, he's about to be exposed as a fraud, but the Assassins Guild might get him first. In fact lot of people want him dead

Oh. And every day he has to take the Chairman for walkies.

Everywhere he looks he's making enemies.

What he should be doing is . . . Making Money !
Publisher: London : Doubleday, c2007
ISBN: 9780552154901
9780385611015
Branch Call Number: FAN PRA
Characteristics: 349 p. ; 25 cm

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CraigRuane
Jan 04, 2017

Enjoyable, with all the verbal cleverness of the best of Pratchett, but not as good as Going Postal.

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AitchmarkB52
May 16, 2014

Second of Pratchett's Moist von Lipwig books. the central character remains endearing, but on the whole this book didn't have the delightful edge of "Going Postal"

Still, a less than wonderful Disworld book is still usually pretty entertaining, and this is no exception. And there were some very funny moments.

hermlou Jan 14, 2012

This was my first visit to Discworld and its unusual inhabitants, such as a golem and an igor. Pratchett tells the story of a con man promoted to mint director, using his wiles to introduce paper money. He has an amusing style, enjoying play on words. The CEO is a dog, Mr. Fusspot, who had never seen a real bone before. Pratchett wrote: "He circled it carefully, waiting for it to squeak."

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LazyNeko
Jan 12, 2012

Once again, the conman with the heart and suit of takes over and saves the day-- except this time, it's a bank of Ankh-Morpork. It's fun to revisit the characters Moist, Dearheart, and Vetinari except this time, the villain is not very interesting and it's mostly a retread of "Going Postal."

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dharvie
Jun 25, 2009

What better person to run a mint that a con man? A most enjoyable read like all the Discworld novels.

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Feroze16
Aug 04, 2013

Feroze16 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

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LudditeLord Feb 08, 2011

Making Money features the usual, revolving cast of absurd characters and witty observations of our society. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, is forced to take responsibility for the Royal Bank of Ankh-Morpork, when Topsy Lavish, widow of the former Director, dies. She has left the controlling block of shares to Mr. Fusspot, her small dog, and appointed von Lipwig as the dog's guardian. As running the Post Office was getting predictable, Moist thinks he might enjoy the challenge and decides to introduce paper money. Except the rest of the Lavish family want their bank back and all the gold has disappeared from the vault.
Sir Terry Pratchett's absurd fantasy world has been described as combining the best of JRR Tolkien and PG Wodehouse.

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LazyNeko
Jan 12, 2012

"Why are you always in such a hurry, Mr. Lipwig?"
"Because people don't like change. But make the change happen fast enough and you go from one type of normal to another."

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