I cant believe your all like this about Moist i think he was lovely and you guys have a place in the graveyard already for him! I wish he would do another book about de worder he has become a bit of a background character at the moment but terry has sooooo many to choose from now and with nation out i'm sure there will be new fans with even more demands on him.but anything he writes i'm sure we will all rush out and buy what ever it is!
I didn't say I didn't like Moist-- in fact he is the one redeeming feature as far as I'm concerned in Making Money
, but the book as a whole I have a problem with. I would like to see Pratchett develop another new character if he wants to do a tax reform book. I do think that it has been most interesting to see AM from the point of view of others than the Watch. But I don't think he can go much further with either de Worde or Moist as central characters--but that's my opinion.
Actually, I'd like to see a new book with a predominant woman character who is not part of the Watch. I found Arabella much less interesting or well-developed in this book than in Going Postal
. Now we know Pratchett can write strong and interesting women of all ages--but he doesn't seem to be able to put them in AM. There are fascinating women characters in the Witch series and in the Tifany series, and interesting women in Monstrous Regiment. But when it comes to AM, they get shoved off the stage. Wonder why?