Paperback, 479 pages

English language

Published Nov. 11, 2008 by Corgi.

ISBN:
978-0-552-15490-1
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OCLC Number:
219991392

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4 stars (116 reviews)

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 haas 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 …

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Review of 'Making money' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Great follow up to Going Postal, but not as enjoyable as the first one. In this one, the reformed thief/con man/scammer Moist Von Lipwig is put in charge of the Ankh-Morpork Bank.
It is an outrageous and sarcastic commentary on the financial systems and the very meaning of money in our own world. I have grown to love the character of Von Lipwig and the whole world of Discworld.
This instalment is one of the more "mature" ones in terms of content and themes. But it pulls off a stinging critique of our obsession with money and the power it conveys.

Review of 'Making Money' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Much better than [b:Going Postal|64222|Going Postal (Discworld, #33; Moist von Lipwig, #1)|Terry Pratchett|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1388236899l/64222.SY75.jpg|1636617], but I guess the Moist series is not for me: I found this one too manic and disjointed for my taste, but thankfully with enough delicious humor and Sir Terry’s trademark decency to make it enjoyable. And even if this wasn’t my cup of tea, I’m just amazed by his versatility and willingness to experiment with different styles.

Review of 'Making money' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Making Money (2007) is the lastest installment of The Discworld Series, and is really a continuation of Going Postal (2004), in which we meet Moist von Lipwig, a man sentenced to hang as a cheat, con, and thief, until Ankh-Morpork's dictator, Lord Vetinari, realizes that his talents could be put to very good use.

Actually, he was hanged. But--that's another tangent of the story for the former Albert Spangler, who survives to have a new lease on life as Moist von Lipwig, a man whose talents include the charm, gift of gab, quick thinking, and outright sneakiness that somehow allow him to mezmorize people--okay, con people--into doing whatever he needs them to do. And Lord Vetinari has a job for him. In Going Postal, the job is to somehow rescue a failing postal system and make it run efficiently, which Lipwig pulls off with ingenuity, luck, and style. (Style …

Review of 'Making money' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

It took me much longer to read this book than I anticipated it would. Mostly this is due to circumstances outside of my reading life, but a tad bit of it has to do with my decided lack of interest in money. Seems odd, but I really don't want to be rich, and I don't have an obsession with money. So, it took me a while to get into the book. And it took me a while to appreciate some of the characters that pop up in the book. But once I started thinking of this as less of a story about money and more as a story about the Discworld, that old charm took over and I raced through the rest.

If you enjoy the character of Moist von Lipwig or you just like a story that takes a good jab at banking, you'll enjoy this one.

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