Making Money (Discworld, #36)
Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at all. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real... show more
Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at all. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real money. Vetinari wants Moist to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint—so that perhaps it will no longer cost considerably more than a penny to make a penny. Moist doesn't want the job. However, a request from Ankh-Morpork's current ruling tyrant isn't a "request" per se, more like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough." So Moist will just have to learn to deal with elderly Royal Bank chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her two loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint manager, and a chief clerk who's probably a vampire. But he'll soon be making lethal enemies as well as money, especially if he can't figure out where all the gold has gone.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 30th 2008
Pages no: 404
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, High Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
Series: Discworld 2 (#36)
The financial sector of Ankh-Morpork is dire trouble and Lord Vetinari looks to his Postmaster General to solve the problem, however he doesn’t want the opportunity but somethings are out of his hands. Making Money is Terry Pratchett’s 36th Discworld novel and the second to follow the conman-turned...
Making Money is the second book in the Moist von Lipwig subseries of Discworld. I’m enjoying this subseries quite a bit; I’m sorry it only has three books. In this book, Moist von Lipwig finds himself unexpectedly involved in banking. The way in which this happens is pretty amusing, and the situ...
Auch wenn Schöne Scheine schon von der Figurenkonstellation und der Gesellschaftskritik frappante Ähnlichkeit mit "Ab die Post" aufweist, hat es mir trotzdem bei weitem nicht so gut gefallen. Dies kann zwar daran liegen, dass ich mich in der Telekom Branche viel eher zu Hause fühle als im Bankwesen...
Heh. Poor Moist. In spite of his best effort, he finds himself running the bank (and the post office). Only, the bank is in trouble. It's...owned...by a family who treated the mountain of gold as their own, and apparently the vault full of gold is actually gold plated lead. uh oh... In the meantim...
Pan Maruda *) Recenzja książki Świat Finansjery (Terry Pratchett) Ocena: 7/10 Odczucia: 5/10 Kolejna opowieść ze Świata Dysku, w której pojawia się Moist Lipwig, kombinator, oszust i hochsztapler, który zdobił w swoim życiu po powieszeniu i spotkaniu Anioła karierę jako Poczmistrz (tj. Lord Vetinari...