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Obelix GmbH & Co. KG (Astérix #23)

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Watch out! Julius Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town. But will wealth and success bring the Gauls happiness...or trouble?
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1998 by Egmont Ehapa Verlag (first published 1976)
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Gavin
Oct 13, 2015 Gavin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, funny, cartoon
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One of the few missing from my dad's collection when I was a kid, I only had a few pages to go on.

Here is one of the few instances where there's actually a decent plan to take down the Gauls...this time, revolving around commerce, and the menhir.
A Roman economist tells JC (Julius Caesar) that they could keep the Gauls distracted from fighting by making them ruled by coin...ergo, the menhir trade takes off, Obelix becomes wealthy, everyone works for him or makes their own menhirs, which Asterix
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Nandakishore Varma
Mar 04, 2012 Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Another one of my favourites. Financial whiz kid Caius Preposterus has the bright idea of subverting the Gauls through money. His plan is simple - buy up as many menhirs as the Gauls can make at exorbitant prices, so that they will not have the time or the inclination to bash Romans, and the rich lifestyle will make them decadent. Then make a demand for the utterly useless thing by appealing to the vanity of the people, and sell them off at a profit - thus making a killing both way.



Things work f
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Manab
Jul 23, 2016 Manab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
পাঁচ-তারা ছাড়া আর কোনো রেটিং কি গসিনী-উদেরজোর সমমিলিত কোনো আসতেরিকসকে দেয়া যায়?
ময়লা একটা সংসকরণ কিনলাম, আজকেই, বাড়াবাড়ি রকমের সবলপমূলযে।
এটা হচছে আসতেরিকসের সেইসব বইয়ের একটা, যেখানে অবেলিকস তার যোগয সমমানটুকু পাইছে। এমন কী এই বইয়ের নামেও। গসিনী সাহেবের আর কোনো বইয়ের নামে কি অবেলিকস ছিলো? মনে পড়ে না।
বাড়তি পাওনা ছিলো পরাচীন রোমের বিলবোরডের ছবিগুলি। এই না হলে বিজঞাপন!
পারলে নতুন কিনুন, না পারলে পুরনো। আসতেরিকস পড়ুন, গলদের ভালো বাসুন। এই ভালোবাসায় যেনো গলদ না থাকে, কারণ এই বইগুলির রসবোধে কোনো ফাঁকিবা
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Manuel Chiofi
Feb 21, 2016 Manuel Chiofi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Questa volta Cesare decide di affidarsi ad un esperto di economia di nome Assurdus per battere i Galli. Obelix cade in pieno nella trappola vendendo i suoi menhir a prezzi sempre crescenti scoprendo il valore dell'oro.
Per fortuna Asterix e Panoramix, saggiamente, vigileranno sul villaggio, obbligando Assurdus e Cesare a una mossa piuttosto azzardata.
Albo bellissimo non solo per le battute e l'ironia, ma soprattutto per la satira sul consumismo e l'economia che pervade tutto l'album.
Da non perde
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Jana
Feb 02, 2016 Jana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Podľa mňa jeden z naj príbehov aj s morálnym ponaučením, ako dokážu biznis a peniaze pokriviť charakter. A nádherná satira na "ekonomický" jazyk.
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Solo la lezione di marketing impartita da Caius Assurdus a Cesare (oggetto: le strategie di vendita dei menhir nel mercato romano) vale la lettura.
Simon Chadwick
Dec 17, 2015 Simon Chadwick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I was a child a trip to the library meant a beeline to the low-lying shelf that, if you were lucky, would have an Asterix book or two. I discovered many a fantastic tale there, and years later I’ve steadily been rediscovering them by buying the modern re-coloured versions published by Orion. I’m finally up to what couled be, quite possibly, my favourite, so thought I’d share it, just on the off-chance you’d never come across it yourself.

From the outset, the very title stands this book aside
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Vanja Antonijevic
Dec 28, 2007 Vanja Antonijevic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story with...wait for it... an actual message. That's right, it's a comic strip with a goal in mind. But what is the goal? Answer: Marxism.

Well, this may be gowing a bit too far, but as Wiki notes:

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-The book is a parody of capitalism as, while Obelix could hunt boar before, he begins to overwork for the purpose of buying them (and ridiculous clothing). This pointless circle of money is something Obelix never understands in the first place, when all this stress could be prevented by sim
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Vasco Ribeiro
Mar 01, 2015 Vasco Ribeiro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Os legionários junto à aldeia, sabem que não podem domar os gauleses por isso, desmazeladamente, só esperam que os venham render. César em roma pensa numa nova estratégia: Tornar os gauleses decadentes por causa do dinheiro. Isto é, se os gauleses estiverem a pensar em ganhar dinheiro, não pensam em bater nos romanos. um jovem, Caius Saugrenus, que estudou estratégia económica, é enviado à Gália e lança-se na compra de menires a Obélix, oferece-lhe sestércios, e como obélix tem que produzir deix ...more
nila
Berdasarkan saran dari Propesterus alumni Latin School of Economics, Julius Caesar memakai taktik ekonomi untuk mengalahkan orang-orang Galia pemberani ini.

Menhirs yang sebenarnya tak ada nilainya dibeli oleh Propesterus dari desa Galia, dengan harga tinggi yang terus dinaikkan. Hal ini menimbulkan kekacauan pada masyarakat Galia yang berubah orientasi ekonominya dari cara tradisi barter ke penggunaan mata uang. Dari masyarakat yang kental kekeluargaan dan gotong royong menjadi makhluk2 ekonomi
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Frahorus
Jun 03, 2015 Frahorus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fumetti, asterix
Nella ventitreesima avventura degli irriducibili galli stavolta si affronta la tematica del liberalismo, dove vediamo Obelix che lentamente si allontana dal suo migliore amico Asterix per colpa del vil denaro, vendendo i suoi menhir ai romani. Una tematica simile, la cupidigia, era già stata affrontare nella storia "Asterix e il paiolo" e, indirettamente, in "Asterix e lo scudo degli Arverni". Palese è la cocente ironia sugli uomini di marketing che con i loro grafici ti spiegavano come vendere ...more
Tyrell Patrick
This is a very funny book with discipline in the Roman camp becoming lax as they get used to a procession of flamboyant Gauls entering their garrison and the absurd clothes the Gauls wear when they become rich are hilarious. This is one of the best in the Asterix series with its satirical look at marketing, capitalism and greed. The Romans are determined to rid themselves of their Gaulish problem and employ Caius Preposterous to corrupt the Gauls by creating huge demand for the useless menhir. D ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new centurion arrives at a Roman camp. He's Centurion Ignoramus. He plans to attack the Gauls from the village. Its Obelix's birthday, so they're letting him fight the Romans by himself. Some guy from Rome thinks he can corrupt the Gauls and make them weaker.

(The way the Roman speaks is basically making fun of Native Americans.)

His idea was to get the people in the village to make menhirs and all become so interested in making money they wouldn't devote any time to fighting. Things get out of
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Bunga Mawar
Waktu mengajar materi perubahan sosial, saya langsung terpikir untuk memanfaatkan cerita ini!

Saya minta murid-murid saya menyusun urutan yang benar bagaimana warga desa Asterix yang tidak punya uang (karena tidak butuh) kemudian berlomba-lomba menjadi wirausaha bidang batu menhir :) Selain saya singgung tentang teori permintaan dan penawaran (ala Romawi yang ngawur di buku ini), mereka juga saya minta menganalisis asal mula kata-kata ini: "Kenapa kamu orang bicara seperti itu, toh?"

Kocak abis,
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Amalie
It was good. There isn't really laugh-out-loud humour so I won't say 4 stars. Over all, it's a satire on capitalism and I didn't get some jokes.

some interesting twists:
Asterix and Getafix introduce the competitive market.
Impedimenta insists on being dropped off at the shops on her husband's official shield.
Preposterous (Roman finacial adviser) is a caricature of someone...I'm not sure
Menhirs are marketed in Rome as a luxury commodity.
Competing Roman menhir hits the market including an Egypti
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Jerome
Mar 22, 2015 Jerome rated it it was amazing
The Romans decide to use Obelix’s notoriously useless menhir business against him: a Roman agent arrives at the Roman camp and persuades Obelix to sell him menhirs at high prices, in hopes that the new flow of wealth and prestige will create competition and jealousy that will eventually corrupt and undermine the village. The resulting boom in the previously non-existent menhir trade creates a wide array of amusing problems for both the Gauls and the Romans.

A hilarious tale with a clear lesson ab
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Virgínia Mareco
Um dos melhores livros de gestão e marketing.
Este volume de banda desenhada tem a particularidade de mostrar como se desenrola a publicidade para fomentar o consumismo de algo supérfluo e os mecanismos de oferta/procura/concorrência. O mais interessante é que o principal motivo em torno desta propaganda é a geração de uma crise no cerne duma população "saudável e normal", com o despoletar de sentimentos de poder, inveja, vaidade e competição.
English version in http://booksliteraryreviews.blogsp
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Irfin
Oct 07, 2008 Irfin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ini adalah buku Asterix & Obelix yg paling terakhir saya beli, sekitar jaman SMP (taon 93-95) skr dah ilang entah kemana karena uda pindah rumah.

Yg masih jelas teringat dari cerita ini adalah, bangsa romawi mencoba menyibukkan bangsa galia dengan membeli menhir sebanyak2x-nya dari galia meski sebenarnya mereka gk tau mau dikemanakan menhir2x itu kekekeke..

Entah berapa liter tinta dan berapa drum bir yang habis utk membuat komik ini hohoho..
Bungz
Nov 10, 2010 Bungz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The following passage will be difficult for those of you unacquainted with the ancient business world to understand, especially as, these days, such a state of affairs could never exist, since no one would dream of trying to sell something utterly useless..."

Hahahahahaha... What a hoot?!

One of the best satires i've read on capitalism.

And oh, Obelix & Co., has its use - unlike the menhirs. *grin*
Bruce
Jul 15, 2010 Bruce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Obelix Co. – an excellent companion to Asterix and the Cauldron, flipping the premise to the side of capital; as a recent Roman business school grad prompts Obelix to mass-produce menhirs for Roman consumption
Clicque
Watch out! Julius Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town. But will wealth and success bring the Gauls happiness...or trouble?
Yves
Nov 21, 2011 Yves rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
Ce que j'ai tiré de ce livre c'est que le capitalisme c'est mal et ça rend décadent. Rendre décadent les gaulois, c'est la solution pour les vaincre selon ce tome des aventures d'Astérix. Quelle idée ridicule!!! Tout le bien de cette BD part en fumée simplement à cause de cette idée stupide. C'est une des pire histoire d'Astérix depuis le début.
Trupti
Feb 22, 2007 Trupti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
During my childhood, every summer holiday meant a visit to my grandparents house, which had a library of sorts, and a reunion with all my beloved characters from the Asterix and Obelix series. I never get bored of reading these, I've probably read them all a gazillion times over and enjoyed them immensely every time ...
Devero
Dec 21, 2013 Devero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Che succede quando Caio Giulio da retta a un giovane manager che gli consiglia la corruzione come mezzo per sconfiggere il villaggio degli Irriducibili Galli e il primo a farne le spese è Obelix e la sua amicizia con Asterix?
Una delle storie più divertenti e profonde.
Mathieu
Jul 29, 2011 Mathieu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encore un album qui prend tout son sens quand on est suffisamment mûr pour le comprendre. Satyre du monde de la finance et de la spéculation, cette album est complexe sur le fond, mais très abordable dans sa forme.

"Vous y'en a avoir compris ?" Comme dirait l'autre.
Linda Hall
May 28, 2014 Linda Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AWESOME!!! There is nothing that comes close to Asterix - I have the whole series, both on e-books and hard-copy and they are some of most treasured possessions. I grew up with them and they are simply the best!
Oliver
Aug 25, 2014 Oliver rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Obelix replicates the model of the boom/bust economy in the Menhir market. Could those cunning Romans be up to something? Yes. With gratuitous violence and flamboyant clothing.

A bit similar to Mansion of the Gods.
Francesco
Dec 21, 2015 Francesco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, francia, asterix
I Romani escogitano un piano (un altro) per cercare di porre una fine alla resistenza del Villaggio Gallico. Ma non fanno i conti con le leggi del mercato, che Asterix, pur non conoscendo, riesce a piegare a suo vantaggio.
Karhum Ghassan
Julius Caesar has made his most cunning attack on the Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by teaching big business in their little town. But will richness and success bring the Gauls happiness...or trouble?
Feather Mista
Mar 05, 2010 Feather Mista rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeh... Me acuerdo de que en su momento, este libro era de mis favoritos sólo porque tenía a Obelix en el título. Creo que hoy me buscaría una excusa un poco más sofisticada para justificarlo, pero no creo que cambiara el resultado...
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René Goscinny was a French author, editor and humorist, who is best known for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series' golden age).

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