Published by Harper Collins on 2007
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, General, Humorous, Science Fiction
It's an offer you can't refuse.
Who would not to wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door?
It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long.
The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire. There's something nameless in the cellar (and the cellar itself is pretty nameless), it turns out that the Royal Mint runs at a loss. A 300 year old wizard is after his girlfriend, he's about to be exposed as a fraud, but the Assassins Guild might get him first. In fact lot of people want him dead
Oh. And every day he has to take the Chairman for walkies.
Everywhere he looks he's making enemies.
What he should be doing is . . . Making Money!
Moist Von Lipwig is at it again!
If reading these in order this one would be right after Going Postal. Bit of a spoiler if you have to read that. This goes right along with that storyline so although many of the Discworld novels can be read totally out of order Going Postal and Making Money and Raising Steam should be read together. As with other Discworld novels you can read other books in between but those three go hand in hand and should be read in the order that they were written.
So! Moist doesn’t even know it but he’s about to get in over his head! It has been awhile since anything really made him feel like he was being a scallywag and so he starts to make up stuff, like breaking into his own Post Office and going around in disguise, just to see if he still has it. With Adorabelle gone he doesn’t have anyone to match wits with so he must make up his own schemes that, more often than not, get him into trouble!
This time, however, he did not want anything to do with money or the banks. The Lavishes are a breed all of their own and although Lipwig knows he CAN match wits with them, he also knows that they have enough money to have him killed straight out if they want to.
There is so much in this one surrounding the families of Ankh Morpork. The Lavish family is new to the Discworld series but Lipwig knows how to handle the rich. With The Watch, Unseen University, and The Patrician all as back plots that go sideways and throw Lipwig off his game, he still finds ways to out think everyone!
This is absolutely hilarious. I love reading about Lipwig but the Lavish family really added something to this. Making Money and the entire Moist von Lipwig series is one of my favorites. He’s determined to stay on top even when everyone else “seems” to have all the cards. The real fun is watching how he works everything out!
- Ankh Morpork
- Moving Pictures
- The Truth
- Monstrous Regiment
- Going Postal
- Making Money
- Unseen Academicals
- Raising Steam
Rating Report Plot
5 / 5