Terry Pratchett's 'Making Money'

Discussion in 'Book Club' started by BlackRose, 10 January 2008 Social URL.

  1. BlackRose

    BlackRose Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    88
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Boots Slender Shakes
    ANybody else just finding his book an absolute delight to read?
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Cheb

    Cheb Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    101
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    15st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st11lb(4.8%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet (SSing)
    Hi

    My hubby says 'Yes, it's awesome', though despite being married to The most avid Pratchett fan and going along to signings and fan events I've never really got into any of his books myself!

    Enjoy
     
  4. AmandaJayne

    AmandaJayne Trainee Maintainer

    Posts:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    146
    I like his stuff too.

    I heard on the news recently that he has been diagnosed with early onset Altzimers (sp.) disease. What a shocker.

    AJ
     
  5. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Yes, I read about that :( It's a rare form. He's only 59 :(
     
  6. BlackRose

    BlackRose Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    88
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Boots Slender Shakes
    Thats so sad isn't it? A man with such an amazing imagination and quirky mind - that he should be struck with such disease is quite tragic is it not?

    :cry:
     
  7. justabrat

    justabrat Member

    Posts:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    I need to start the series over again. I lent my books to my Mum and she stole all of them!

    He is truly amazing! I am booked in for the Convention in Birmingham and I get to Meet him YAYYY!!!

    Discworld Convention 2008 I think.
     
  8. blue_grapefruit

    blue_grapefruit Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,390
    Likes Received:
    185
    Thats what my mother in law has. Hopefully it'll raise awareness of it as she's only 57 and has had it for 8-10 years. It's such a scary disease but we're doing our bit for her like getting married young and having babies soon so that she'll meet them.

    As for the book, it was the first one that i uttely HATED. I'm not fussed on "the watch" books, much prefering the death ones, or the rincewind ones.

    FYI, that machine that they built under the bank - there's one in the science museum in london!
     
  9. blue_grapefruit

    blue_grapefruit Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,390
    Likes Received:
    185
    Surely it's tragic for anyone? Quirky mind or not.

    Sorry, just seriously hit a nerve.
     
  10. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,529
    Likes Received:
    139
    Terry Pratchett is my cousin. As far as I am aware he is only one in the family to have this. His mother and my mother are sisters.
     
  11. blue_grapefruit

    blue_grapefruit Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,390
    Likes Received:
    185
    It quite often isnt genetic.
    My MIL hs it, but both her great aunts had old age alzheimers. You can get tested for the protein markers but my OH doesnt want to, and i dont want him to.

    What a claim to fame linda!
     
  12. BlackRose

    BlackRose Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    88
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Boots Slender Shakes

    Fair enough - I wasn't saying that it wasn't tragic for anyone else - its one of my biggest fears. I just thought it a sad irony that someone known for his 'quirky mind' should be struck with a mental disease. With absolutely no disrespect to anyone else unfortunate to be diagnosed. I'm sorry for your MIL - its lovely that you married and had kids younger so she could enjoy them and vice versa. I wish you all the best. oxoxo
     
  13. BIG BIRDY

    BIG BIRDY Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    65
    Start Weight:
    13st5lb
    Current Weight:
    13st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    cambridge
    Not a nice thing for anyone to have be it early onset or not. The one blessing is that when people get far advanced they don't usually realise whats going on around them. Good for them, but not the families.

    I love his books, and have read 99% of them I think. Favourite ones being the rincewind ones, but love witches abroad too!
     
  14. BlackRose

    BlackRose Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    88
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Boots Slender Shakes
    I haven't read an awful lot of his - in fact I own more than I've read and can't wait to have time to get stuck in (English degree -I hardly get to choose what I read nowadays) I tend to buy them as I spot them in 2nd hand shops hehe - I prefer the Death ones so far and Carpe Jugulum is probably my favourite of all. Bloody brilliant!
     
  15. wheels

    wheels Full Member

    Posts:
    135
    Likes Received:
    2
    Diet:
    Allen Carr Easyweigh
    I really liked Making Money and also the other similar ones Truth and Going Postal. I think they are good ones for people new to Discworld and not sure about starting at the beginning. Saying that I just bought my 15-year-old cousin The Colour of Magic to see if I can get him hooked.
     
  16. BlackRose

    BlackRose Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    88
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Boots Slender Shakes
    Ooh! The good thing about that is now with the sky one adaptation he can watch it if he gets a bit bogged down by it and wants to cheat! lol
     
  17. SilverSilph

    SilverSilph Silver Member

    Posts:
    953
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    226lb
    Current Weight:
    187lb
    Goal Weight:
    170lb
    Lost(%):
    39lb(17.26%)
    Diet:
    Dukan
    I own all the Pratchett books :D even the ones like nanny oggs cookbook :p I think my favourite one is night watch, but thats mainly cos I love the sam vimes character. the witches are next in line then the childrens ones like the wee free men and hat full of sky. I enjoyed going postal but I found Making money to be almost the same story but with different mini characters.

    anyone who likes the discworld books should check out Douglas Adams if they havent already. I'v been re-reading the hitch-hikers books since I was about ten! Love them to bits

    I almost broke into tears when I heard mr. pratchet has Alzheimers. It's so awful :(
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...
Similar Threads - Terry Pratchett's 'Making
  1. Petal1951
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    1,262