Making Money by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Out of all the recent -- or perhaps going back to the very start -- Discworld books, there has never been one that struck right to the core absurdity of our world more than this one.
Maybe that's just me. Or maybe I just find money outrageously funny.
It's probably just me.
Regardless of my little foible, Pratchett strikes to the heart of the matter, making fun of the gold standard and illustrating to us the absurdity of the IDEA of money, while all the while giving us golems, golden suits, clown guilds, a dog who runs a bank, and a very interesting con-man who keeps finding himself in bigger and brighter boiling vats of oil.
This might be one of my very favorite Discworlds. :)
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