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Obélix et compagnie
René Goscinny
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Obélix et compagnie (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?
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 1987 (first published 1976)
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Oct 15, 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
Nandakishore Varma
Jan 31, 2016 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
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
Manuel Chiofi
Feb 23, 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
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.
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
Jun 03, 2015 Frahorus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fumetti
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
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.
Sarah Crawford
Jan 29, 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
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
Vasco Ribeiro
Jan 01, 2016 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
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
Vanja Antonijevic
Jan 09, 2008 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:

-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
Apr 24, 2015 Jerome rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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.
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!
Redwan Orittro
Mar 16, 2014 Redwan Orittro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Fresh and witty. This is the first ever Asterix story I read. I am 23 so I would say I deprieved myself of the characters all this time. The story line is catchy and whitty. A good laugh.
Denim Datta
23rd book of Asterix Obelix series. Funny story, but not LOL humors.

Obelix and Co.
Stefanus Andre
Jun 07, 2014 Stefanus Andre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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,
Veronica Molina
Apr 18, 2014 Veronica Molina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jajaja... excelente como hablan de los tiempos de hoy... "Nadie se atrevería a vender algo inútil"... =)
Saint No Stopping Us

Seven out of ten. CBR format.

Demand for menhirs suddenly goes through the roof and Obelix has little time for anything but business. What can Asterix do?

Mateen Mahboubi
Jan 09, 2016 Mateen Mahboubi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clever economics focus in this one. Good to see something a bit more unique in the series.
Christian Krüger
Zu Beginn hat die Geschichte Ähnlichkeit mit der Trabantenstadt, aber dann geht sie doch viel weiter. Die wirtschaftlichen Verflechtungen und ihre Auswirkungen werden als Parabel vorgeführt. Genial.
Edward Davies
Aug 27, 2015 Edward Davies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So much fun to see more of Obelix in this great comic collection!
Jan 30, 2016 s rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I suggest we have a working lunch. You savvy?
Oct 04, 2015 itchy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soft
"si vis pacem, buy menhirs" - preposterous
Apr 05, 2015 Zaira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Para mí, una de las mejores historias de Astérix.
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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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