Tintin i Tibet (Tintin #20)
This time, the story does not involve an intricate and complex conspiracy, but a personal struggle, as Tintin and Captain Haddock go on an odyssey to Tibet to save a friend who was in a plane crash in the Himalayas. The book has great artwork and plot: the Himalayas are almost realistically drawn, as well as the buildings, statues and monks of Tibet. Herge is also said to have ...more
Mention Tintin to any fan over 20, and chances are they'll recall Red Rackham's Treasure, and then "Tintin in Tibet". The first - filled with adventure, science, excitement and a tale of pirates - is obvious; the second, not so much.
As everyone knows, one of the forces that led to this album's creation was Herge's own personal problems, and haunting dreams of an expanse of never-ending white. Determined to take the series in a new direction, Herge ended up ...more
Not as much action as usual, but with its mystery woven around a heartfelt storyline that sees Tintin and Haddock searching the snowy mountains of Tibet for Tintin's friend Chang, it's a fantastic piece of storytelling, that, despite the darker subject matter, is still graced with Herge's usual fine sense of humour.
While it can be difficult to separate pleasant memories
Herge is a Be ...more
There has been some politically correct criticism of the Tintin adventures, which amount to 24 comic books written from the 1930s to the 1970s (the last unfinished from the early 1980s) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herg%C3%A9 - but the truth is that the adventures wer ...more
This is my dearest Tintin book, as I brought this all the way to my trip to China, Nepal and India! This would be a good traveling companion to Tibet, Nepal (Kathmandu and Bhaktapur) and India (New Delhi). Don't forget to pose with a Tibetanchorten, Tibetan prayer flags, Boudhanath stupa (with the eye!), old temple of Bhaktapur, and the one I have yet to visit: Everest Base Camp and Potala Place of Tibet.
Tin-Tin has shown the value of friendship!! Snowy is as cute as ever!! Captain haddock was hilarious!! Enjoyed it fully!! Narration was great and I still remember the animation part I saw years ago!!
captain haddock : not on your life! i don't mind mountain as scenarybut this passion for climbering about over piles of rock, that's what's beats me! Beside, you've always got to come down again, what's it all in aid of, anyway?
==> well, in this case i have to agree with you captain!!
Here, captain met his match at last??
==> seneng gue, ...more
It's a story about a young reporter, his mischevious dog, and the grouchy, usually drunk Captain Haddock. Maybe not the best material to read to a six year-old, but the whole style of it is enrapturing. The art is simple and flat, but has its own charm (as the Wall Street ...more
We would discuss it and debate it regarding the history and polical criticism Herge portrayed.
For today standards Tintin is very Unpolitically correct. Especially in his early books ie Tintin in the congo.and Tintin in russia,However Herge is criticising what he saw wrong in the world back then.1930 was a very different world than 2011.Herge's earlier Titin's were more political than his later books,with the addition of ...more
One of the purer Tintin adventures with no political implications, I particularly enjoyed this one because it preached friendship and loyalty. You better hope you have a friend like Tintin, who would hike through snow-capped Himalayas to save you after ...more
Realism doesn't really matter in Tintin, but interesting from an adult perspective: the intro establishes some mountaineering cred for Tintin, but what on earth is the Captain doing on vertical slopes? Also, the good mariner is really pushing the limit of his (hilarious? ...more
I had not expectation. Like every French speaking person of my age (which I'm not telling), I had read a fair numbers of Tintin in my youth but, since then ,I have learn that Hergé's books were racists so I stayed away from them.
Not this book. Unless I'm totally blind to the inherent racism content of this book, it's fair to the people depicted. The Nepalese and Tibetans come out as ...more
It was much later in life (after reading Michael Farr's Tintin & Co.) that I learned Herge had an acquaintance named Chang Chong-chen, a Jesuit Christian w ...more
In 'Tintin in Tibet' you learn to discover the effect of synchrony in life (Chang effect).
You also learn to get get sight at the difference between what you think (rational) and what you feel. The latter is often decisive in the end.
Last but least you learn what true friendship is and what makes people tic.....
Still, stunning yet simple artwork, and Tintin, Snowy, and Captain Haddock are all in fine form.
"El dibujante (Hergé) necesitaba una catarsis. Desoyendo los consejos de su psiquiatra, un discípulo de Carl Jung, la encontró en su siguiente álbum y el más personal de todos: Tintín en el Tíbet. El más intimista. El mejor de todos ellos. El preferido por su autor. Un cómic que contaba un viaje iniciático. Hergé necesitaba poner a prueba a sus personajes, someterles a duras penas de las que saliesen reforzados, como personas pero ante todo como am ...more
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His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics ...more