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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:  Flight 714 to Sydney – finished at March 30, 2009 Explorers to the Moon – finished at April 5, 2009 Tintin and Picaros – finished at April 14, 2009 Castifiore Emerald – finished at May 9, 2009   … Continue reading

Adventures of Tintin : Earlier works

By now I know that all Adventures of Tintin finishes at page 62. All of them, without exception. I decided to take my time to read the next four of the Tintin series, they are: Tintin in American. Cigars of Pharaoh. Blue Lotus. Destination Moon.  Tintin in America is one of Herge’s earlier work, it … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

The Adventures of Tintin Vol. 7 – The Calculus Affair, The Red Sea Shark, Tintin in Tibet

Ratings: 3.5/5 This is one of the best volume with my favourite being the calculus affair and Tintin in Tibet. The Calculus Affair The Calculus Affair begin with strange incidents of glasses broken in Malinpike, Captain Haddock’s home. An insurance agent Jolyon Wagg’s windshield broken and make himself an indispensable guest in Haddock’s home. A … Continue reading

Tintin (3 Complete Adventures in 1 Volume): The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Shooting Star, The Secret of the Unicorn

Ratings : 4/5 There is no way I am going to say I didn’t like any of Tintin’s stories. So this is a narration of stories of the three books rather than a book review. Snowy should be given more credit for his bravery to save Tintin at the most critical moment. And Wow no … Continue reading

The Seven Crystal Balls

Rating: 3.5/5 When I first read this installation, I did not know that it is Part 1 of a 2-part story. Imagine my frustration when I got to the end of the book and found out I have to read “The Prisoners of Sun” to see the conclusion! The story opens with the members of … Continue reading

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Ratings Defined

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

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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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)