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Adventures of Tintin: The Blue Lotus
Adventures of Tintin: The Blue Lotus | Herge
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The classic graphic novel. A sequel to" Cigars of the Pharaoh," Tintin follows a mysterious lead to China on the trail of a smuggling ring. Will Tintin find the criminal mastermind?
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The_Book_Ninja
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Mehso-so

This was never available when I was a kid. I always wondered who Chang was in Tintin in Tibet. He was based on Hergé‘s real life friend. One who made him reflect on his ignorance of other cultures and represent them more respectfully. The artwork is still unquestionably exquisite but the story is a mess and stereotypes are still evident. Props for doing better but it‘s a shame Hergé didn‘t have an African friend when he wrote Tintin In the Congo.

Bookwomble Congo is unreadable! America is only marginally better. I think he started on an upward trajectory from there 📈 2mo
The_Book_Ninja My mission was to read every Tintin in order before the end of ‘22….I‘m a slow reader and running out of year! Broken Ear is next. Haven‘t read it since I was a kid but remember it as my favourite. Fingers crossed it‘s still as good as I remember 2mo
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nosferatu
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Mehso-so

Such an obscure and haphazard plot. Possibly my least favourite Tintin volume (of the ones I‘ve read).

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rabbitprincess
Mehso-so

The story moves very fast, but I found the writing in the speech bubbles a bit thin and hard to read, and the characters‘ heads kept breaking the bubbles, leading to some uncomfortable hyphenation. Also I was not wild about the art for the main bad guy (it seemed caricaturish).

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tournevis
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks
1️⃣ I waffle about it (I'm old) but either The Wizard of Oz or The Sound of Music.
2️⃣ The gigantic bondfire my cousins put together in 1980. It was 2.5 m tall and nearly as wide. There were chairs, broken lobster cages, cedar siding in it. They asked every neighbour for wood for a mile.
3️⃣ Anthology, cultural studies, social history.
4️⃣ 🖤💜
5️⃣ My son asked me what's my second favourite Tintin, tagged.

Jilly6183 My husband loves Tintin! He lost all his books when his parents' house burned down 10 years ago, so I get him a new one for his birthday every year to rebuild his collection. 4y
tournevis @Jilly6183 Excellent! 4y
Nu-Bibliophile I haven't seen The Sound of Music in yearssss 4y
tournevis @nu-bibliophile It's suprisingly delightful. 4y
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Gitanjali
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RealLifeReading
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4 yo to just-turned-7yo: “YOU‘RE NOT READING!!”

ErinSueMreads Calls em like I sees em 😂😂😂😂 4y
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lifeless1
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Pickpick

Three down, eighteen to go on my Tintin reread. This one DRASTICALLY tones down the old-timey racism, even going so far as to point out the stereotypes westerners hold against Chinese people. Of course, Thomson and Thompson follow all these in their "disguise".

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lifeless1
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I'm using my Struggle Bus pass for my Tintin bookmark. ☺️