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Comments for Making Money

Making Money: 04/06/14

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Making Money by Terry Pratchett is the 36th Discworld book and the second of the Moist von Lipwig books. He's done such a great job at restarting the Ankh-Morpork post office. Along the way he's accidentally invented a new form of currency—the postage stamp. And that's caught Lord Vetinari's attention. See, there's this little problem with the Royal Mint...

The head of the Mint is dead and the Mint's now been left to a pug. While the Post Office was stuffed full of letters it was failing to deliver, the Mint is oddly empty. And so Lipwig is cajoled into doing his magic again.

But what I really enjoyed was seeing the continuing relationship of Lipwig and Spike. She is a much more interesting person in the books than in the miniseries. She is as much a con-man as Lipwig but she does it all in the name of workers rights.

And where there's Spike, there are Golems, including one who is now calling into question gender norms and I suppose is the first transgender golem, although before her no one seemed to think that golems had a gender.

There is so much going on in this book and so many ideas tossed about that a short review like this one can't do Making Money justice.

Five stars

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