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Sir Terry Pratchett
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20 Sep 2007 Discworld Novels (Book 36)

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 Mint runs 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!



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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st Canadian Edition edition (20 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385611013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385611015
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.8 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

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...the finest satirical series running. If you've never read a Discworld novel, what's the matter with you? -- The Guardian, September 29, 2007

As bright and shiny as a newly minted coin; clever, engaging and laugh-out-loud funny. -- The Times

Offers more comic inventiveness and originality than most other novels of the year. And more fun.
-- Sunday Times

Remarkably topical timing...Most writing on the economy is either opaque or depressing; this is funny.
-- Irish Examiner

Terry Pratchett is a comic genius. -- Daily Express

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The long-awaited, brand new adult Discworld novel

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77 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Money for nothing and your clacks for free 20 Sep 2007
By Leonard Fleisig TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
It seems, after reading Terry Pratchett's latest Discworld novel "Making Money", that money does make the world go `round, even if that world is flat and balanced on the backs of four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle.

In "Making Money", Terry Pratchett and his `hero' Moist von Lipwig do for and to the monetary system exactly what they did for and to the postal service in "Going Postal". The result is the same - a slapstick romp through the strange and wonderful world of Discworld.

It is impossible to detail the plot of this book without giving away spoilers so I think it best just to say that Lord Vetinari has determined that Ankh-Morpork's monetary system is in dire straits and in need of improvement. Vetinari picks, in his inimitable way, Moist von Lipwig to lead the way. The result is - well just about what you'd expect.

"Making Money" features a cast of mostly new characters. As to established characters, Vetinari is featured and he is as delightfully Machiavellian as ever. There are cameo appearances by DEATH, the Watch, and CMOT Dibbler. However, new or newer characters play the largest roles. Moist's second appearance is terrific. Pratchett does a very nice job turning him into what I hope is a recurring role. Moist's girlfriend the chain-smoking Adore Belle Dearheart makes her presence felt, especially when she puts her foot down. Mr. Bent, the oh-so serious bank manager plays straight man to Moist's light-hearted con-man character. Bent is tied to the old ways - where money must be based on gold and nothing but gold. He is serious, has never been known to laugh, and has a head for numbers that is astonishing. In some (admittedly very superficial) respects you could argue that Bent is to Moist what Gordon was to Tony.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making Money = Making Pleasure 30 Dec 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
While some may say it doesn't live up to Terry's past works I would dissagree. I found it wonderful!
In the same way that we've been able to follow Sam Vimes through his adventures and growth we can now see how falling out with Lord Vetinari Havelock has a longer lasting effect than one might think. Rather than just a one adventure wonder we see how Mr Von Lipwig applies his very special skills to an even greater challenge.
I found the storyline good and as always Terry has you in there living every moment. As always the story appears over two thirds of the way through but as always the final twist has you entrapped so you can't put it down.
For me an excellant addition to the Discworld series and one I can reread again and again so excellant value as always!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not his best, but it's up there with them 11 Nov 2007
By Erastes
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It's always difficult when introducing a new character. I feel that Pterry loves Moist perhaps more than a lot of us do, and he's almost trying too hard to make us love him too. I like Moist, I do - but he's no Vimes.

I am not sure that I really quite GOT this one, it kind of seemed two books shunted together, I'm probably missing the point about the gold and the golems or something.

But the character who makes this book live is Vetinari. For the first time (other than a brief glimpse in Night Watch) we see Vetinari as he really works behind the scenes to achieve the city's survival. I devoured every speech of his and was just thrilled to bits to see him out of the shadows. Perhaps it is because Moist would be a great Patrician and Vetinari is grooming him for such? Who can say?

More Vimes please, Pterry.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
After reading the synopsis and some of the reviews on this site, I was expecting Making Money to be essentially Going Postal with 'post office' crossed out and replaced with 'bank'. Happily, my preconceptions were wrong.

Making Money is a return to an older form, lighter in tone (and plot) than any Discworld since at least Night Watch. Moist is left in charge of the Royal Bank of Ankh-Morpork where he faces the seemingly gold-obsessed Chief Clerk, his predecessor's disinherited family and the conservative Ankh-Morpork public in his drive for reform. The villain of the piece is Cosmo Lavish, whose obsessions make him a more credible threat to himself than to Moist Von Lipwig. As Nobby Nobbs observes early on, there is never any doubt that he will succeed. Moist Von Lipwig looks set to become Ankh-Morpork's resident reformer, with the tax office next on the list. (I'll reserve judgement on how funny even Terry Pratchett can make taxation.)

Making Money is probably not going to be many fans' absolute favourite Discworld books, but reading an average Discworld is still a very pleasant way to spend a rainy day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Collateral Custard saves the day. Genius. 20 Nov 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Utterly stupendous ending saves this Pratchett Discworld novel of moderate worth.
Only a genius could come up with such a barmy original idea as Collateral Custard.
Mr Bent and Collateral Custard save the day
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tale for today 12 Oct 2008
By J. Hood
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Reading this as the financial institutions of the real world totter and shudder made me wish that Moist von Lipwig had been around to run Lehman brothers. Its take on finance and economic modelling was very funny, though for me the funniest single moment was the reaction of Vetinari to - not to spoil the fun - the unexpected offer of dessert. A sparkling comic novel for our times...
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5.0 out of 5 stars growing with discworld
pratchett stories are getting grown up but never short of twists an turns to keep you guessing,try to read them in order to get the best out of them and them .well done
Published 4 days ago by michael banks
4.0 out of 5 stars Pratchett at his best
Excellent addition to the miriad Disc World Novels by an outstanding fantasy author. Bought this one for my father who is also an avid fan and reader of Patchett's works.
Published 18 days ago by Mr. Colin Mcelhatton
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Pratchett
Great story, well told. A Pratchett classic. His characters are so full of life and it's easy to root for them. Some fantastic laugh-out-loud moments.
Published 1 month ago by N White
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and a good read
Terry Pratchett at his best, yet again moist saves the day. a great addition to the discworld collection. twists & turns to keep you guessing and tweak your imagination
Published 2 months ago by richard welch
5.0 out of 5 stars yet another
Pratchett delivers yet again. Moist being his cunning scheming and witty self. Story is funny and plenty of twists to make you want to keep on reading
Published 3 months ago by mathert1
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear me. On the money I don't know about Making Money.
Pratchett is so sharp he will cut himself one day. Just read the bloody thing and take a step back as doing so, look through the microscope at the way it is with him. Read more
Published 3 months ago by 3turn
4.0 out of 5 stars Von Lipwig rides again !
Gerry jones.
Now that Terry Pratchett has gone as far as he can with Sam Vimes, he has found another winning character in moist Von Lipwig. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gerry Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Starting reading this whilst in hospital. Couldn't put it down. Hadn't read any Terry Pratchett in a while and wasn't disappointed. Think I'll read all the disc world books again.
Published 4 months ago by Soobydoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Von Lipwig
This is an excellent Terry Pratchett Discworld novel. It is witty, lively, funny but also very deep, clever and thought provoking. This is definitely a good read. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazinng
If you like Pratchett, satire or humour read this book, it's stuffed full of his brilliant observational and satirical humour.
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