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Adventures of Tintin – a night of three in one go

Yesterday night, after my son went to bed at 10pm, I was feeling sleepy as well. But the urge to read something before I go to bed were urgent and soon I was lying on my couch reading three Tintin adventures in one go:

1. Red Rackham’s Treasure.

2. Prisoners of the Sun.

3. Land of Black Gold.


These 3 are requested in such a way that it completes some of the Tintin adventures I left off; for example: Red Rackham’s Treasure is a sequel to the Secret of the Unicorn, The Prisoners of the Sun was a sequel to the Seven Crystal balls. The Land of Black Gold succeed The Prisoner of the Sun, wa lah!

In Red Rackham’s Treasure the character of Professor Cuthbert Calculus was first introduced. His hearing problem is highlighted more than the other series, so this knowledge was new to me. In The Land of Black Gold the characters of Emir Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab and his spoilt son Abdullah were introduced. I thought The Land of Black Gold was good, the other two were so-so.

My next loan would be Tintin in America, Cigars of Pharaoh and The Blue Lotus, the earlier consecutive series. Then the moon series on Destinaton Moon and Explorers of the Moon and then The Castafiore Emerald, Flight 714 to Sydney and Titin and the Picaros. Once that is done, I would have completed 90% of the Adventures of Tintin.

I would effectively be finishing the Tintin adventures except for Tintin in the Land of the Soviets and Tintin in Congo, which they do not have it in the libraries. Both piece seems to be the most controversial, I suppose for this reason they don’t keep a copy in the library. Tintin and Alpha-art, published posthumously, is not commonly sold in the bookstores.

These stories of Tintin are created in the 40’s, it is amazing that Tintin is still one of the best loved Comic Characters of all time. At least, I do.

For prognosis of the story, see:

Red Rackham’s Treasure


Prisoners of the Sun


Land of Black Gold


For full list of Adventures of Tintin


About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


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0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

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The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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