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Making Money: The Play (Discworld Stage Adaptations)

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Play based on Terry Pratchett's book, Making Money.

Lord Vetinari wants to overhaul the banks of Ankh-Morpork so he appoints former con-man Albert Spangler, aka Moist von Lipwig, to the position of Mater of the Royal Mint, attached to a senior post at the Bank of Ankh-Morpork. Then Mrs Lavish, the bank manager, dies, leaving her dog Mr Fusspot, who happens to be the major
Published 2001 by Samuel French
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Moist Von my favorite. I made the slight mistake of reading this one before Going Postal, which is better but not by too much. Mostly it's a weird character arc to reach this one and then Going Postal as what Moist learns in the second book is something of a counterpoint to what he learns in the first.

So don't do that!

But the angel conceit is the most amazing thing, and so much of this book feels like Pratchett celebrating being a fantasy writer - playing with the line of truth and f
Not quite as good as Going Postal - Moist is more of a known quantity and his visions of escape seem more dreams than reality after he actually speaks warmly of the possibility of being president of the guild and getting to wear the "mostly-gold" chain. But the way in which he spikes the guns of the would-be blackmailers is still wonderful; he still invents some marvelous institutions including elaborate paper money; and we learn that depression in a turnip is a very sad thing. A very good liste ...more
Moist is a funny gay.
A classic Discoworld novel. Moist von Lipwig shows us the absurd world of finance and how trust influences world or cities life. After the financial crisis of the past years it's a book you want to laugh and cry about at the same time..
Joy Moonwillow
Moist von Lipwig a cunning con artist turned government employee takes on the bank with the assistance of his girlfriend Spike and an army of Golems.
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Good read for some fun insight into banking. I adore all of Terry Pratchett's books for adults/teens- fun, snarky satire!
D'ran Dana
Excellent book with a very funny and accurate scope of human nature. one of the best authors of our time.
One of the first ones I read, and hysterically funny. You'll fall in love with Moist von Lipwig!
Not one of his best books - but definitely worth the read and "not his best" is excellent
Paddy O'callaghan

Great, but not his best. I'm surprised to see that I can give this only 4 stars
Kat Nicholson
I will never look at a toffee pudding or a pug the same way again. Enough said.
Annie Paniura
loved it, its awesome how terry can keep churning out characters i care about
Great Discworld novel overall. Fits perfectly the current state of the economy.
not one of my favourite discworld books but still a good read.
Laura Isabelle
anything featuring moist von lipwig is SO WORTH READING!
Jeremy Halla
be sure to read Going Postal first!
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Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe.

Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel,
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