Ogg wrote:But...after several more attempts I realise it's another class act. I like the interplay between Vetinari and Moist and the relevation of a more cerebral side to Vetinari was a joy to read.
Yes! Loved that! I always thought Moist and Vimes were quite similar, in a way, except that Moist is a bit more... jovial.
And when you consider that one is a self-proclaimed criminal and the other is the head of the city watch it really makes you think. Great minds, maybe?
As well, I love the idea of the gold being so useless and the paper bills becoming the worth themselves - its a theme that popped up in Nation, too: the question of why humans value gold? Because it is shiny? But the fact is it's useless! It's just lumps of metal, and not even a very good metal - one of the worst metallic conductors and very soft.
All it's good for is looking pretty. Now I look at the notes in my purse and think: the worth of gold in a piece of paper, and neither are really worth anything. Out of context, of course...