Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is another of my favorite authors because of his wit and exquisite sense of the absurd! You'll find, if you follow my book reviews, that some of the books I read can be really deep and take a lot of thought, others are simply plain fun. I tend to run the entire spectrum! And if your looking for plain fun you can't do much better than reading Terry Pratchett!

The majority of Pratchett's books take place on Discworld, an interesting world full of magic, mythical creatures, and the unexpected. In "Making Money,"one of his more recent books, we find ourselves back in the infamous city of Ankh-Morpork, and this time we get to explore the world of money and banking.

With tongue held firmly in cheek we find ourselves examining the gold standard, is it really practical? Wouldn't it be easier to use paper money, and if so, why bother using gold as a standard at all? These are the questions Moist von Lipwig finds himself asking as he's prodded firmly along by the ever cunning Lord Vetinari.

Of course, if gold is no longer the standard, what will be? The answer to that will leave you in stitches, just like the rest of this wonderful book!

1 comment:

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