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Adventures of Tintin : Last 4

Depending on availability I have been reading the last 4 of the Tintin adventures in the haphazard way: 

  1. Flight 714 to Sydney – finished at March 30, 2009
  2. Explorers to the Moon – finished at April 5, 2009
  3. Tintin and Picaros – finished at April 14, 2009
  4. Castifiore Emerald – finished at May 9, 2009

flight-714explorer-of-the-moontintin_cover_-_tintin_and_the_picarosThe Castafiore Emerald 

Captain Haddock’s swear words had added a few new ones, besides the usual Billions of blue blistering barnacles and thundering typhoons, Anamorphic aardvark, blue blistering bell-bottomed balderdash, pachyrhizus, guan-gatherer, thundering herds of Zapotecs etc.

I enjoyed Tintin and Picaros more than the others. The plot is good, as usual the drawings are brilliant. Except for the rare collection of Tintin in Soviet, Tintin in Congo and Tintin and the Alpha-art, I have completed the Tintin series in the Reading libraries. Herge later works are lacklustre. It loses the suspense and the plots are thinning. Overall, it is a good collection. 2 weeks ago, it has come to my knowledge that the actor Simon Pegg is going to play Tintin in the next coming movie directed by Steven Spielberg. I saw Simon Pegg in Jonathan Ross’s night show, and boy, does he look like Tintin! 

Simon Pegg star as Tintin

Simon Pegg star as Tintin

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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!

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JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Mockingjay
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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