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not one of his best - but still entertaining
on 30 October 2007
Making money is not one of Mr Pratchett's best works - in fact it appeared rushed to cash in on the run on the Northern Rock Bank, not his usual smooth work.
I have to say I was disappointed on first reading the book, I then listened to my discs and I liked the book more. There's something about a listening to someone reading me a story that takes me back to a less stressful time (that Jackanory moment when I was a child and the troubles of the world were far, far away).
This story is not going to rank in my top twenty discworld stories but it isn't at the bottom of the list either.
It could be that the new Moist book came too soon on top of the Going Postal, that it would have been better if Mr Pratchett had returned to the Watch, or the Witches, or UU's faculty and Rincewind, or even Death, before moving back to Moist so quickly. Yet, for all its faults and similiarities to Going Postal, the Making Money story is a good one, even if it is lacking in the usual Pratchett polish.