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Monday, 2 April 2012

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Product Description from http://www.amazon.co.uk

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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This is one of my favourite Disc World Novels, Moist Von Lipwig rules. In this book, the story carries on from Going Postal (another favourite of mine) where our hero moves to aid the ailing Bank of Ankh Morpork and Royal Mint, and a place where all manner of threats arise.  Cosmo Lavish is one seriously delusional man and he is out to get Moist Von Lipwig at all costs, in his attempt to end up as ruler of the city.  An army of gold Gollums, jewellery that can't be worn in daylight, the Chairman of the bank is a dog called Mr Fusspot who sleeps in the 'In' tray, a head cashier that hides a terrible dark secret, a collapsible cupboard that holds the secrets of the universe, enemies abound and challenges galore as our hero tries to Make Money.

This is a great read, it's full of fun, one liners and all manner of bizarre circumstances that makes the Disc World unique. Very comical in places and Cosmo Lavish is a great character despite all his delusions, very funny!

So if you like Terry Pratchett, give this a go, it's well worth the read.

Until next time

Cat x

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