Friday, February 20, 2009

Making Money, Terry Pratchett book review

Posted by lea at 5:24 PM
This is pure Terry Pratchett in top form, with one of his (in my opinion) most likeable Discworld characters, Moist Von Lipwig (Albert Spangler, in another life).

Previously a conman and swindler, Moist is given a second chance by Ankh-Morpork's tolerant despot, Vetinari, who utilises his skill-set by making him the head of the post office. But that's another story – Going Postal, in fact. Making Money is about what happens after Moist turns the post office into a raging success. His thrill-seeking, risk-taking urges are beginning to surface again when Vetinari decides to give Moist the new challenge of taking over the bank and royal mint, which means taking on the almost-certain vampire who works there and the ire of the greedy board of directors, the powerful Lavish family.

Throw in a threat from his shady past, an unearthed army of ancient golems and the stiletto-force of Moist's lady love, Adora Belle Dearheart, and you have a funny, satisfying, intelligent book that doesn't disappoint.


Caesar on February 23, 2009 at 12:31 PM said...

Now hopefully Terry Pratchett will remain well enough to start and finish "Raising Taxes", which should complete a Moist von Lipwig trilogy.

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