George V. Reilly

Review: Making Money

Making Money
Title: Making Money
Author: Terry Pratchett
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Harper
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 404
Keywords: humor, fantasy
Reading period: 4–8 January, 2009

Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s in 2007. For­tu­nate­ly, it’s not evident in this Discworld book.

Moist von Lipwig, con man ex­tra­or­di­naire, finds himself in charge of the Royal Bank of Ankh-Morpork and the Royal Mint. The people don’t trust the banks much. In an effort to get money flowing, he introduces paper money to Ankh-Morpork. Lipwig, like his creator, is an acute observer of people, and pulls it off against the odds.

Pratchett does his usual trick of holding a fun-house mirror up to some aspect of human society. This time, it’s money and economics.

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