Monday, August 17, 2015

Discworld - All the Money That's Fit to Print

Making Money, a direct sequel to Going Postal, has a lot of things happening in the background.  And looking forward to the next, and last, Mosit von Lipwig book titles Raising Steam, I notice that all three books titles have the same grammatical structure: verb ending in "-ing" followed by a noun.

But this book is lots of fun with another plot to displace/replace Vetinari as the Patrician.  And some of the best lines go to him as well.  My favorite is one from near the end of the book: "Mr. Lipwig, do I need to wear a button that says TYRANT?

It's also another book that visits or mentions a lot of past characters.


Recurring themes and characters appearing in this book:

"A Fresh egg" (The Rite of Ashk-Ente)
Alberto Malich
Angua von Uberwald, sergeant
Anoia, goddess of cutlery and things stuck in drawers
Berenice Houser, priestess of Anoia
Black Ribboner; Uberwald League of temperance
Boffo Novelty and Joke Shop
Carrot Ironfoundersson, captain
Cut-Me-Own-Throat “C.M.O.T”. (Claude Maximilian Overton Transpire) Dibbler
Dark clerks
Detritus, sergeant
Dorfl, constable
Dr. Hicks, head of the Department of Post-Mortem Communications
Dr. Whiteface, Fool’s Guild
Drumknott, secretary
Elm Street
Events of Feet of Clay
Fred Colon, sergeant
Gladys, golem
Haddock, constable
Harry King
Havelock Vetinari, patrician
Jolly Sailor Tobacco
Koom Valley
Lord Downey, Assassins’ Guild
Ludmilla Cake
Miss Adora Belle “Spike” Dearheart
Miss Macalariat
Miss Saccharissa Crisplock
Moist von Lipwig
Mr. Bent
Mr. Fusspot, dog, chairman
Mr. Slant, Lawyer’s Guild
Mr. Tiddles, cat
Mrs. Cake
Mustrum Ridcully, Archancellor Unseen University
Nobby Nobbs, corporal
Ordained donkey (Ossory's ass)
Otto Chriek
Ponder Stibbons
Professor Flead
Samuel Vimes, commander, knight, duke
Stanley Howler
Tacticus, general
Teemer & Spools
The Ankh-Morpork Royal Bank and Mint
The Ankh-Morpork Royal Post Office
The Ankh-Morpork Times
The Assassins’ Guild
The Beggars’ Guild
The Cabbage Stamp
The Cabinet of Curiosity
The Campaign for Equal Heights
The Chair of Indefinite Studies
The Dark Clerks
The Dark Empire
The Department of Post-Mortem Communications
The Fools Guild
The Golem Trust
The Librarian
The Low King, Ryhs Ryhsson
The Merchants’ Guild
The Orthodox Potato Church
The Pink Pussycat Club
The Squid in the hall
The Undertaking
Tolliver Groat, assistant postmaster
Unseen Unveristy
Vetinari's aunt
William de Worde

Wuffles, dog (deceased)

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