Making Money (Discworld Novels)
by Terry Pratchett
Review by Paul Haggerty
Harper Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061161643
Date: 01 September 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Moist von Lipwig is an easy going soul. All he wants is the easy life. In Going Postal, Lord Vetinari gave Moist the choice of dying at the gallows (being a conman for most of his life seems to have caught up with him) or take on the assignment of bringing the Postal Service back to efficient operation. Despite universal disbelief in the possibility, backed up by the deaths of the last four men who attempted it, Moist was a complete success, though he had to pull off the impossible more than once. Now, having paid his debt to the city, Moist can rest on his successes and live the comfortable life ... until Lord Vetinari happens to mention that the Central Bank and Mint could really use some new blood. From official release/information:
From publicity material: Making Money picks up the tale of Moist von Lipwig, condemned prisoner turned postal worker extraordinaire from where it left off in 2004's Going Postal. He did such a fine job managing to make the mail flow freely throughout Ankh-Morpork that hose in command have put him in charge of overseeing the printing of the first paper currency.
And needless to say, this is a position that carries considerable responsibility -- not to mention temptation, when it comes to former master swindlers such as, well, Moist von Lipwig. But nothing is ever as it first appears to be in Ankh-Morpork -- until you look closer, and realize it's a lot more familiar than you might have let yourself believe.