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Making Money: Discworld #36 | [Terry Pratchett]

Making Money: Discworld #36

The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations - including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"
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The Ankh-Morpork Post Office is running like...well, not at all like a government office. The mail is delivered promptly; meetings start and end on time; five out of six letters relegated to the Blind Letter Office ultimately wend their way to the correct addresses. Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig, former arch-swindler and confidence man, has exceeded all expectations: including his own. So it's somewhat disconcerting when Lord Vetinari summons Moist to the palace and asks, "Tell me, Mr. Lipwig, would you like to make some real money?"

Vetinari isn't talking about wages, of course. He's referring, rather, to the Royal Mint of Ankh-Morpork, a venerable institution that has run for centuries on the hereditary employment of the Men of the Sheds and their loyal outworkers, who do make money in their spare time. Unfortunately, it costs more than a penny to make a penny, so the whole process seems somewhat counterintuitive.

Next door, at the Royal Bank, the Glooper, an "analogy machine", has scientifically established that one never has quite as much money at the end of the week as one thinks one should, and the bank's chairman, one elderly Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish, keeps two loaded crossbows at her desk. Oh, and the chief clerk is probably a vampire.

But before Moist has time to fully consider Vetinari's question, fate answers it for him. Now he's not only making money, but enemies too; he's got to spring a prisoner from jail, break into his own bank vault, stop the new manager from licking his face, and, above all, find out where all the gold has gone: otherwise, his life in banking, while very exciting, is going to be really, really short.

©2007 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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  • Locus Award, Best Fantasy Novel, 2008

"An educational and entertaining mirror of human squabbles and flaws." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Supremely entertaining with loads of lovable characters. Though Pratchett is technically working in the realm of light fantasy, he certainly doesn't shy away from complicated ideas. In this book, for instance, someone has built a physical contraption with tubes and liquids that mirrors financial factors at work in the Ankh-Morpork economy -- that pretty much blew my mind! I wish Bernanke had one of those!

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    Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels are consistently entertaining and clever. This one is sort of a follow-up to "Going Postal," so it might be worth reading that one first.
    Steven Briggs does an excellent job narrating, even with lots of characters and lots of dialogue.

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    I haven't read a lot of Terry Pratchett - yet. . . I had read (the old fashioned way) Monstrous Regiment and Going Postal, and this was the first audio book I ever bought. It was great! The story is funny and well plotted, the characters are great, and Stephen Briggs, the narrator, is utterly perfect for all the roles involved. I was wowed, both by the book and the narration. Well worth it and highly recommended to anyone who likes Terry Pratchett - as well as anyone who likes a well read book!

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    "Excellently Funny"

    The author and reader have both done another excellent job. Can a leopard change its shorts? I don't think it needs to! Thank you for the perfect book.

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    Jennifer Glowacki 10-31-07
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    "Wonderful Book!"

    Very much up to the high standards of tongue in cheek storytelling I've come to expect from Terry Pratchett. The further adventures of Moist von Lipwig are as convoluted and twisty as the motives of any Ankh-Morporkian you may meet on the street.
    My only complaint about the content was the strange music that would appear at irregular intervals interrupting the story - I can only guess that it's what marked the transitions between cds.

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    Douglas 10-11-07
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    "Funny Money"

    The book is incredibly entertaining and well worth reading or listening to. Fluffs(disworld mud reference) to Terry P. for coming up with yet another fun novel.

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    Gordon Beaumont, TX, United States 10-11-07
    Gordon Beaumont, TX, United States 10-11-07 Member Since 2006
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    "How does he do it"

    Making Money is one of the better Diskworld books, and that is saying something. Its a rare paragraph that doesn't contain at least one sentence that I would consider the wittiest thing I had said all day.

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    Louis South San Francisco, CA 10-06-07
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    "it's diskworld, no further explanation needed"

    'Moist von Lipwig' is probably my favorite diskworld character and I am incredibly happy that there is another of his books out. As mentioned earlier, this book is not as good as `going postal` but it is still 9 steps up from the 'Tiffany Aching' books (which we still buy no matter how boring they are because they are still terry pratchett books, and hence the worst of them is great!

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    "interesting ideas in entertaining format"

    The author's writing style is entertaining. The novel is essentially a discussion of economics topics in the format of a fantasy book that is humorous at times. The narration is excellent and perfectly suited to the work.

    A core economic idea of the book is that the value of gold is imaginary. I like this idea because it is true. The value of gold is imaginary and therefore I don't know why humans like to cause environmental destruction to dig it up.

    Other ideas went beyond this and I don't know if the author brought these up to be humorous or if he really thinks these things. For example: 100% of rich families got their money by stealing it, if one person does hard work then other people become unemployed, and it is evil for banks to pay interest on deposits and charge interest on loans.

    John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"

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