Monday, January 28, 2008

Making Money

Whenever there's a new Terry Pratchett book out, I usually try to read it out loud to Mich. This usually happens when we're driving somewhere. Kind of tells you how much we've traveled by car recently that it took us this long to finish his most recent, Making Money.

This book returns to Pratchett's more recent cast of Discworld characters, specifically the semi-reformed con man Moist von Lipwig. After turning around the ailing postal service in Going Postal, Lipwig is given charge of the Bank of Ankh-Morpork. Hilarity ensues, as you might imagine. Cameos from other discworld characters include Lord Vetinari, members of the Watch, and a few wizards. There's even a bit of foreshadowing at the end as to what Lipwig's next assignment might be...

Hard to write a review of a Pratchett book now without a reference to his recent diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's. He claims to have "a few more books" left in him; we certainly hope so, and our thoughts go out to him.

Book 4

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

You know, I have yet to read any of Terry Pratchett's books (besides "Good Omens"), despite the fact that I have several sitting on my shelf right now. I should get to one of those after I finish this semester~ You've always described them with great humor and as a satisfying read... Hmmmm, adult books... :)