Making Money

by Terry Pratchett | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 9780061161650 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/10/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, May 10, 2021
I found this paperback in this Little Free Library in Merrimack NH and nabbed it for another release copy. This is a follow-on to the wonderful Going Postal, in that it features Moist von Lipwig and Lord Vetinari in another attempt to revitalize one of Ankh-Morpork's civic institutions - in this case, the finance system...

While I didn't find this book to be quite as giddily delightful as Going Postal, I did enjoy it, and there were a few surprising twists that amused me very much. [And I always enjoy spending lots of time with Lord Vetinari - the real one, that is!] As this tale begins, Moist is suffering from his own success; he's easily bored, and has taken to climbing up the outsides of buildings at night just to keep his hand in. But he's not bored for long; the Ankh-Morpork Royal Mint needs a new director, and Vetinari's got just the right person in mind, even if it does require some strong hinting/prodding/threatening to get Moist to realize that he would love to try banking for a change.

There is, of course, a fine old family whose members have traditionally run the bank, and they don't much like seeing Moist step in ahead of them. Will his survival instincts protect him from their combined ire? Will his relationship with the ever-prickly (and ever-smoke-wreathed) Adora Belle survive their new careers? Who's trying to imitate Lord Vetinari, and is it really a sincere form of flattery? And how is Moist going to explain the absence of a significant quantity of gold from the vaults of "his" bank?

And does any of that matter, when it's a romp through the Discworld?

Among the many gigglesome bits:

"Watching a dog try to chew a large piece of toffee is a pastime fit for gods. Mr. Fusspot's mixed ancestry had given him a dexterity of jaw that was truly awesome. He somersaulted happily around the floor, making faces like a rubber gargoyle in a washing machine."

And, later on, another wonderful scene involving Mr. Fusspot, who has found a, um, personal-entertainment device of a very, um, personal nature, one that seems to vibrate when wound up, and... oh, never mind, just read that bit for yourself!

[There's a TV Tropes page on the novel - and the rest of the series - with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, South St. in Milford, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (5/11/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library, South St. in Milford, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in the Little Free Library on this bright, breezy day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2021 Royalty challenge, for the embedded "king" in the title. ***

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