Making Money

Making Money

A Novel of Discworld

eBook - 2009
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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...
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2009
ISBN: 9780061795893
0061795895
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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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

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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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