Book Reviews of Making Money (Discworld, Bk 36)

Making Money (Discworld, Bk 36)
Making Money - Discworld, Bk 36
Author: Terry Pratchett
ISBN-13: 9780061161643
ISBN-10: 0061161640
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Making Money (Discworld, Bk 36) on + 260 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I liked it. Moist von Lipwig was in fine form and seemed to be reconciling himself to being a good guy. It had a few laugh out loud moments and enough organizational and financial jokes for the MBA. Go forth and read.
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This is one of my favorite books of the Discworld, and an excellent follow-up to 2004's Going Postal. Moist von Lipwig is a lovably despicable character, and you can't help but root for him.
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Making Money is number 36 in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Similar to the Piers Anthony Xanth series, the books in the series do not have to be read in order. This book is a sort of sequel to another Discworld book called Going Postal. It features one of Discworld most famous and favorite character, Moist Von Lipwig. In Going Postal Lipwig saved the Post Office now it seems that the town of Ankh-Morporks bank is in trouble. There is only so much one man can do but Moist thinks he is up for the job. The question is does the town want him for the job.

I have only read 1 other book in this series which was the first book Moist Von Lipwig shows up, Going Postal. I enjoyed the silliness of some the happenings. For one the dog, Mr. Fusspot, was my favorite character. Everytime Pratchett described the dog I always found a smile on my face. My second favorite character was the Golem, Gladys, who showed up in Going Postal as well.

While Making Money was fun and sometimes silly. I feel like Going Postal had much more silliness and frolicking fun. It is not that it was boring but there was some of the story dealing with the character, Vetinari that I was not sure what was going on.

Even with its faults I still liked the book and its characters. I cant wait to read the most recent book (Snuff) with Ankh-Morporks returning characters.
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I liked it. Moist von Lipwig was in fine form and seemed to be reconciling himself to being a good guy. It had a few laugh out loud moments and enough organizational and financial jokes for the MBA. Go forth and read.
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I love how Prachett can make something that we take for granted (newpapers, the postal system, banking, etc.) and use them as a basis for a wonderful and fascinating story. It's especially enjoyable when he brings back fun characters from previous books. The author's talent at creating a book with not only an excellent plot but a sense of humor that does not leave the reader disappointed is why I love reading books by him. I found myself giggling and bursting out in laughter too many times to count.

It's an overall excellent novel that is a must-read for any fan of the series or fantasy in general.
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I love how Prachett can make something that we take for granted (newpapers, the postal system, banking, etc.) and use them as a basis for a wonderful and fascinating story. It's especially enjoyable when he brings back fun characters from previous books. The author's talent at creating a book with not only an excellent plot but a sense of humor that does not leave the reader disappointed is why I love reading books by him. I found myself giggling and bursting out in laughter too many times to count.

It's an overall excellent novel that is a must-read for any fan of the series or fantasy in general.
reviewed Making Money (Discworld, Bk 36) on
Another brilliant and hilarious book that follows the adventures of Moist von Lipwig, one of Pratchett's newest anti-heros. I think I laughed aloud at least a dozen times!
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Pratchett is always GREAT!!! This is basically the sequel to Going Postal in which Moist von Lipwig receives his next task from Lord Vetinary following his success in saving the Post Office of Ankh Morpork. Hillarious, silly and not necessary predictable, which is one of the things I love about Pratchett's writing. Chick ;>
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Pratchett is always GREAT!!! This is basically the sequel to Going Postal in which Moist von Lipwig receives his next task from Lord Vetinary following his success in saving the Post Office of Ankh Morpork. Hillarious, silly and not necessary predictable, which is one of the things I love about Pratchett's writing.
reviewed Making Money (Discworld, Bk 36) on + 1756 more book reviews
I love how Prachett can make something that we take for granted (newpapers, the postal system, banking, etc.) and use them as a basis for a wonderful and fascinating story. It's especially enjoyable when he brings back fun characters from previous books. The author's talent at creating a book with not only an excellent plot but a sense of humor that does not leave the reader disappointed is why I love reading books by him. I found myself giggling and bursting out in laughter too many times to count.

It's an overall excellent novel that is a must-read for any fan of the series or fantasy in general.
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As a sequel to "Going Postal," "Making Money" was something of a disappointment.

The book is set on Terry Pratchett's fantastical DiscWorld, and continues the story of Moist von Lipwig, the conman who was given the chance to redeem himself by saving the Ankh-Morpok postal system. As a book, "Making Money" entertains, but it lacked the raw energy of "Going Postal" and in too many ways paralleled the plot of that story as well, from the von Lipwig's unwilling new appointment, to the confrontation with a powerful but corrupt business cabal, down to its resolution.

I was going to say that may be because Lipwig is essentially a one-note character - a flashy showman - but then I realized that so are just about all Pratchett's other Discworld recurring characters. Sam Vimes hasn't changed much over the Watch books I've read, the Patrician is much the same from one book to another, and the staff at Unseen University never grow much.

Perhaps the sort of razzle-dazzle Moist makes doesn't hold up to repeat stories as well as Vimes' no-nonsense attitudes. Or maybe Pratchett just couldn't give him the same level of input this time around.

Either way, it's worth a read, but it's not one of Pratchett's best.
reviewed Making Money (Discworld, Bk 36) on + 1756 more book reviews
I love how Prachett can make something that we take for granted (newpapers, the postal system, banking, etc.) and use them as a basis for a wonderful and fascinating story. It's especially enjoyable when he brings back fun characters from previous books. The author's talent at creating a book with not only an excellent plot but a sense of humor that does not leave the reader disappointed is why I love reading books by him. I found myself giggling and bursting out in laughter too many times to count.

It's an overall excellent novel that is a must-read for any fan of the series or fantasy in general.
reviewed Making Money (Discworld, Bk 36) on + 1756 more book reviews
I love how Prachett can make something that we take for granted (newpapers, the postal system, banking, etc.) and use them as a basis for a wonderful and fascinating story. It's especially enjoyable when he brings back fun characters from previous books. The author's talent at creating a book with not only an excellent plot but a sense of humor that does not leave the reader disappointed is why I love reading books by him. I found myself giggling and bursting out in laughter too many times to count.

It's an overall excellent novel that is a must-read for any fan of the series or fantasy in general.
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very witty
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Making Money and Going Postal are two of the best Terry Pratchett disc world books.
Going Postal followed by Making Money are a great way to introduce a newcomer to disc world and the ins and outs of Ank-Morpork.
Great read!