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Making Money 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

  • Title: Making Money
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780061161643
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 , iIt 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 deadOh 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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    1. Lyn on said:

      If this book were made into a movie, I’d expect that either Adam Sandler or Frank Capra would be a fitting director (preferably Sandler since Capra has been dead for over 25 years).Films like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Mr. Deeds capture the crowd pleasing best elements of Making Money, Pratchett’s 36th Discworld novel, Nebula Award nominee and Locus Award winner. Again we visit with Pratchett’s loveable rogue Moist Von Lipwig and this time around Lord Vetinari has placed him in a lea [...]

    2. Chris on said:

      This is the follow-up to Going Postal, in which the former con-man Moist von Lipwig sets up the new Ankh-Morpork post office and thwarts the evil corporate wiles of the Clacks.When my co-workers asked me what I was reading, I told them, "It's a fantasy about. About banking."I know, I know, it sounds like a bizarre topic for a fantasy novel, even for a Discworld novel, but gods bless Terry Pratchett, he can even make basic economic theory interesting. Why is it not that bad that a penny costs mor [...]

    3. Fuzzy Gerdes on said:

      I'm a huge fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, but I have to say that this is not the best of the bunch. Maybe it's that the main character, Going Postal's Moist von Lipwig, is a thoroughly reformed scallywag. In Postal we all knew that he was going to realize that he had a heart of gold and do the right thing, but it was fun watching him discover it. And the plot is clever enough, but maybe just a bit too clever, with too many of its gears exposed. It's not bad -- I LLOLed* a few times -- [...]

    4. YouKneeK on said:

      Making Money is the second book in the Moist von Lipwig subseries of Discworld. I’m enjoying this subseries quite a bit; I’m sorry it only has three books.In this book, Moist von Lipwig finds himself unexpectedly involved in banking. The way in which this happens is pretty amusing, and the situation provides many chuckles throughout the book. I’m still really enjoying the character, and I also love that Lord Vetinari gets some decent page time in this subseries. The story itself wasn’t s [...]

    5. Carolyn on said:

      This is more or less a follow-up to Going Postal in which Moist von Lipwig is pressured into doing for the banking system what he has done for the post office. Some great new characters in Fusspot, Chairman of the Bank (and a dog), Cosmo Lavish, head of the family that owns the bank and a Vetinari want-to-be, and Mr Bent, the chief cashier with a surprising past. Moist's girl friend makes an appearance as does a long dead wizard and an economic modelling machine called the Glooper. Not quite as [...]

    6. Suzanne on said:

      “He sighed. It had come to this. He was a responsible authority, and people could use terms like "core values" at him with impunity. ” This was one of my favorites so far. SO many great quotes, and spot-on observations about our banking system.

    7. Seth on said:

      Quite fun. Fairly typical of the non-major-character stories in the series, although Moist von Lipzwig might be becoming a major character. The plot is a simplification of Going Postal: Vetinari ropes Moist into leaving his post as Postmaster and taking over as Assistant to the chairman of the Bank of Ankh-Morpork. Seeing as the chairman is a lapdog, this puts him in charge. The family that has run the bank for generations doesn't like this, the bank manager doesn't like Moist, and a mad scienti [...]

    8. Wastrel on said:

      If you liked Going Postal, you'll like this. Unless you can still actually remember Going Postal, in which case you'll probably have a weird sense of deja vu.Going Postal tried to make up for its being a basically thin and over-familiar installment of Discworld by being very well polished and very slick. Making Money rewrites Going Postal, but less well polished, and less slick, which magnifies all of the faults already present in Going Postal, adds some more, and actually makes the earlier book [...]

    9. Ray on said:

      Another Discworld book. These are now so familiar and comfortable, like a well worn pair of slippers or a battered old leather armchair. I confess that the plots are a little formulaic, and there is an element of repetition, but these books are done so well. The Discworld multiverse is coherent and consistant within its own logic, and the level of detail is superb. Pratchett's books ooze wit and repartee from every page, and to me his work bears comparison with the traditional standard bearers o [...]

    10. Michael *Windrunner* on said:

      I've read 5 Discworld books. The ranking is as follows1. Going Postal2. Monstrous Regiment3. Color of Magic4. Making Money5. The Light Fantastic

    11. Richard on said:

      7.5/10Another enjoyable romp in the Discworld universe this time following up with Moist Von Lipwig and his escapades in Going Postal. To date Moist has to be my favourite character in the limited amount of Discworlds I have read and still retains the award for worst named character ever (no official award has been produced to my knowledge). In the previous outing Moist took on the troubles of the Post Office, this time he takes on the issues with the banks. The usual dry and humorous observatio [...]

    12. Melissa McShane on said:

      1/6/17: I re-read this as an audiobook as a test of the library's Overdrive system with my new phone and was surprised to see, when it's read aloud, how much there is of the Patrician in this book. (Stephen Briggs is not my favoritest narrator ever; his Patrician sounds like Stephen Fry, and yeah, who doesn't love Stephen Fry, he's just not how I imagine the Patrician sounding. And Briggs' default generic voice is Sort Of Scandinavian Or Something, which is just weird.)Anyway, what I said below [...]

    13. Kaethe on said:

      1 January, 2009I love these newer Discowurld books where Pratchett is bringing his creation into the industrial age.***June, 2009Where a science fiction author might use robots to examine the idea of gender, Pratchett uses golems. For some reason, I love that. I also really enjoy how most of his stories are about how humans use stories to make sense of the world around us.Library copy

    14. Vasia on said:

      There is a saying that you can only tell the truth through fiction and it seems that Terry Pratchett is a believer of that saying. An ex-con is blackmailed into becoming the head of the Ank-Morpork's bank and is actually very good at it. Funny, mischievious and witty this book critisizes the modern world of the recession and the banking dominance.

    15. Matt on said:

      There are two ways I can review this book. The first is to talk about the book. The second is to talk about me.It's probably fairer to actually review the book first. 'Making Money' is one of the more recent books by the much esteemed and highly prolific Terry Pratchett, for whom everyone prays (even if they aren't the praying sort) that he staves off his senility long enough to crank out another 30 or 40 novels. Pratchett has a bit of something for almost everyone's taste and is one of the auth [...]

    16. Matt on said:

      The financial sector of Ankh-Morpork is dire trouble and Lord Vetinari looks to his Postmaster General to solve the problem, however he doesn’t want the opportunity but somethings are out of his hands. Making Money is Terry Pratchett’s 36th Discworld novel and the second to follow the conman-turned-civil servant Moist von Lipwig who is beginning to pine for thrills and suddenly finds himself in the midst of them.With the Post Office running as smoothly as possible and facing plain paperwork [...]

    17. Tomislav on said:

      There are a lot of people who love these Discworld books, but I'm afraid I don't see the attraction. I've only read one other of them - Mort - and I thought it was pretty clever. However, this book and it's predecessor, Going Postal, are the only two of the 38 book series nominated for the Nebula award. So I would have expected them to be the best, but I just don't see it. One problem is probably that I have not read Going Postal, and a portion of the humor in this book is really just reminders [...]

    18. Sam Quixote on said:

      Moist von Lipwig, tired after making the Post Office such as success in "Going Postal", is itching for a new challenge - Vetinari sees this and turns Lipwig onto the banks and currency. Thusly Moist enters into a similar story to his last one where instead of the post, he is tasked with rejuvenating the money. The usual cast of new characters who seem familiarly like some previous new characters are present as are stock favourites, Vetinari, Vimes, Carrot, and a cameo by Death. As others have po [...]

    19. A Bald Mage** Steve on said:

      I was hooked on these books in the late 1990's and I had to have every book that came out without fail. Unfortunately during the mists of time all the books have merged into one, but I still remember Death and Rincewind to this day and the over top adventures they had. But I have to admit my favourite novels were the ones that contain the city watch and the adventures of Sam Vimes, these novels still to this day stick out as the best of the series, but I never really got on with the books that f [...]

    20. Lel on said:

      This has to be up there with one of my favourite Discworld novels! Not only did it take me a good few pages to stop laughing at Moist Von Lipwigs name but it has produced two of the best lines I have read in ages:'He somersaulted happily around the floor making faces like a rubber gargoyle in a washing machine' and 'the girl could flounce better than a fat turkey on a trampoline'. What is there not to enjoy about a man that can produce amazing sentences as these? But, this story focus' on bankin [...]

    21. Sarah on said:

      Edit 10/mumble: I finished this a while ago. After reading some earlier Pratchett recently, this shone like a very shiny literary thing. Massively enjoyable. Unfortunately, since it's been a couple weeks since I finished it, I can't give a detailed review. It lived up to my expectations, though, which is always appreciated.Edit 10/05: Got it today from the library. Mwah ha ha.OLD: Technically I'm not reading this, but I'm first on the holding list for the library, and the librarian currently rea [...]

    22. KWinks on said:

      Loved it! I became obsessed with these characters after watching Going Postal. Now, I am embarrassed that I have not read Pratchett before. I plowed through MM the other day, and am sad to see it end-especially since these characters are not the mc's in the other books. Oh, well. I grabbed the graphic novel and the other movies. I am going to keep reading Pratchett, but with time in between novels so that I do not tire of the cleverness.

    23. Jantine Kampes on said:

      I find the rating of this book difficult. On one hand, it is Discworld, and Discworld is just always awesomest! On the other hand, I liked it less than many other Discworld-novels. It felt a little like there had to be thought of something to keep Moist going, and the bank was as good as the rest. Still, I loved the side-characters, it was great to meet Vetinari and Vimes again!

    24. Emma Rose Ribbons on said:

      Author: Terry PratchettTitle: Making MoneyFormat: eBookRating: 5/5I love Terry Pratchett. Love, love, love him. He's funny, which in my book is one of the most important qualities an author can have. He's warm and he's smart, which makes his humour smart and his books smart as well. Prior to reading Making Money, I'd read Mort and Reaper Man. Then I stopped, I was attracted to other shiny books but I already knew Pratchett and I were in for the long run. You don't forget such impeccable writing [...]

    25. Alexandra on said:

      Auch wenn Schöne Scheine schon von der Figurenkonstellation und der Gesellschaftskritik frappante Ähnlichkeit mit "Ab die Post" aufweist, hat es mir trotzdem bei weitem nicht so gut gefallen. Dies kann zwar daran liegen, dass ich mich in der Telekom Branche viel eher zu Hause fühle als im Bankwesen, ich glaube aber nicht, dass es daran liegt, schliesslich habe ich Betriebswirtschaft und VWL studiert und mir ist das Metier gar nicht fremd. So verstehe ich die Anspielungen auf Geldwirtschaft, I [...]

    26. Mary Catelli on said:

      The return of Moist von Lipwig. spoiler warning for Going Postal.The post office is running merrily alone -- Moist has even had to testified against a forger who made stamps -- and Moist's fiancee Adora Belle Dearheart is out doing something for the Golem Trust. And someone is trying to break into the Post Office building.Turns out it's Moist, who is bored.Well, the Patrician has a job offer -- running the mint -- and Moist declines, most decidedly, but alas, he has come to the attention of the [...]

    27. Francesca Forrest on said:

      As we neared the end of this family-read book, we wondered how exactly Pratchett was going to tie up all the ends, but he managed. It was a lot of fun. Not, for me, quite as good as Going postal, I think because the elements did feel more disparate, but I really liked Moist's championing of the value of money being tied to the life of the city than to gold ((view spoiler)[which was then somewhat undercut by the Glooper's replacement of the gold at the very end, but it made for a cute example of [...]

    28. Hanna on said:

      I was expecting more from Moist von Lipvig - his ordeals at the bank didn't seem as dire as his fight with the Grand Trunk inGoing Postal, so he didn't really shine as much as he could have.Maybe it's just because Going Postal is one of my favorite Discworld novels that the sequel seemed so off. But a lot of the book seemed formulaic? I felt like I had read this book before as I was reading it. Here's hoping the next Pratchett book is better.Still, while it wasn't as good as I was expecting/hopi [...]

    29. Jojo on said:

      It is about banking and it is interesting!I think I liked this one better than Going Postal. I didn't find Moist to be a very interesting character in that one, and I still don't after this, but he has his moments. And Adora Belle is just kind ofh. I like the idea of her, but the execution doesn't really do anything for me.But! The other characters! Gladys! Mr. Fusspot! Topsy! And Mr. Bent! I loved Mr. Bent so very much. And this was such a good book for Vetinari too. Heart.In any case, I had a [...]

    30. D.L. Morrese on said:

      I just reread this (again). It's the 36th Discworld novel and a direct sequel to Going Postal, the 33rd Discworld book. One of the great things about this series is that each book builds onto the fantasy world that Terry Pratchett has created, giving it the feel of a real place with a history and characters known to the reader, which just happens to point out things about the 'real' world in the way only great fiction can. This offering is fine treatise on economics and from whence true wealth o [...]

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