My dear Sister is a librarian.
Back in June, she attended a librarian's conference in Washington, DC. Where, in between those secret illuminati-like meetings where librarians plot the overthrow of the earth and such, publishers like to put advance copies of upcoming releases in the hands of the people who pimp them best. And what did my sibling spy for me?
A copy of the long-awaited 31st (?) novel in the Discworld series, Making Money.
Which she brought home for me, because I was good to her when we were children.
It's an uncorrected proof, which may or may not be different from the book that's finally on the bookshelves come October 1st.
I'm not a spoiler person...I hate when people do that. But I'll say this about the book:
- Yes, Moist von Lipwig is put in charge of creating paper currency, following his success with the stamps
- Yes, like before, he's hardly enthusiastic about this, but it beats the alternative
- Brief Vimes sighting only, which I was okay with, as he's been rather heavy on Vimes of late
- Vetinari, Piss Harry...even a CMOT sighting...
- If you thought, as so many of us Disc-heads do, that Going Postal was an incredible breath of fresh air for the series...then you'll be blown away
- I've read 'em all, I've read his non-disc stuff (all but the Maxwell trilogy, which I'm in the middle of now)...and I have to call this one a really solid outing for our favorite author
I'll answer a few specific questions (to the best of my memory, as I've loaned the book out to the guy who introduced me to the Discworld lo those many years ago)...but I will not put up any spoilers.