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Tintin and the Picaros (Tintin #23)

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Bianca Castafiore has been imprisoned by General Tapioca! Also accused of threatening Tapioca's dictatorship, Tintin, Calculus and Haddock jet off to the jungle HQ of the revolutionaries, and hatch a plot surrounding the upcoming carnival and Haddock's sudden and mysterious disgust for whiskey...
Paperback, 62 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Egmont Childrens Books (first published 1976)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Tintin et les Picaros (Tintin, #23), Hergé
عنوان: تن تن و پيكاروها؛ نویسنده: هرژه؛ مترجم: اسمردیس حاجتی؛ تهران، زرین، 1380، در 62 ص؛ از سری ماجراهای تن تن و میلو؛ شابک: 9644072596؛ چاپ دوم 1381؛ چاپ دیگر: قزوین، سایه گستر، 1384، شابک: 9644072731؛ موضوع: داستانهای فکاهی مصور نویسندگان بلژیکی قرن 20 م
Feb 10, 2011 Sammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic
My review from Tintin Books:

"As Napoleon said, 'Think of it, soldiers. Forty centuries look down upon you.'"
-- Captain Haddock to Calculus

I hadn't read "Tintin and the Picaros" since I was a kid, so it's arguably the completed album I know least. Returning to it, I found much to love. After the creative misstep that was Flight 714, Herge was very much back on track.

Of all the albums in the "Tintin" ouevre, "Picaros" is less clearly aimed at children. (Even the formula-defying The Castafiore Eme
Aug 02, 2011 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tintin stories for anyone who has read them and understands their history can't be viewed as anything other than groundbreaking. The beginnings of these stories have been around as long as the Lord of the Rings, the illustration and environments in the Tintin books are accurate and extremely detailed. Anyone who has spent even a little time exploring Herge (Georges Remi) can see the painstaking research and adversity he worked through to compose the world around Tintin. His ideas were ahead ...more
The final Tintin story (not counting the incomplete Alph-Art) goes out on something of a anti-climax. It's not a bad story in the Tintin canon (though not one of the best, either), but somehow I wanted something more from it. That said, I suppose the lack of a crescendo means that Tintin still lives in the mind, unchanging and ready for new adventures that I'll never see. Hmmm - that thought is actually quite comforting.

The most striking and thought provoking panel in the book (I think this migh
Kevin Quinley
Mar 16, 2008 Kevin Quinley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood
**-plot details for this review are borrowed from Wikipedia in the interest of full disclosure. I read this as a child but possess a lucid, while not photographic, recollection of the story.

Fitting end to the Tintin saga as the gang delves into a thorny political struggle in Latin America, emerging unscathed but finding no easy resolution. Here, the young reader is challenged to consider whether Tintin really embodies the hero saving his friends while massive corruption ensues. Herge superbly in
Katya Reimann
Aug 22, 2012 Katya Reimann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part of the interest in reading Tintin is thinking about how Hergé's attitudes changed over time. His rejection of some of his earlier portrayals (he is on record as categorizing "Tintin in America" as an "error of his youth") allow a reader to see this series as a product of a specific time and place--a product created by a writer who became more politically sophisticated as he gained in years and wisdom.

(re) Reading this episode directly after revisiting "The Broken Ear" is a case in point. He
Maria Carmo
Jan 20, 2015 Maria Carmo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone.
Tintin and Captain Haddock, as well as Milu and Professor Tournesol, meet their old friend General Alcazar and help him make a revolution against the dictator General Tapioca! In the mean time, they also free Bianca Casta Fiore, who has been jailed by the Dictator as a way to attract out friends back to his country. His plan to get our heroes killed falls asunder, and they take the opportunity of Carnival to render service to Alcazar, who thus regains power!

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon, 20 January 2015.
Norhan Omar
Aug 16, 2012 Norhan Omar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The whole series of Tintin is very entertaining, thrilling and full of adventures with engaging stories and funny characters. My favorite is Captain Hadock
سارة درويش
:)) كل شخصية في المغامرة دي محفورة في دماغي مش راضية تطلع

برجل بعبقريته ودماغه اللي مسافرة :D

والجنرال والمغنية المزعجة والكابتن هادوك :))
Jul 22, 2015 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic Tintin full of action, adventure, bandits, naughty little generals and a big bang!
Larbi Benamour
Oct 29, 2015 Larbi Benamour rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TinTin et les Picaros by Herge.The story takes place in South America.
The main character is Tintin and he lives with his family in the USA.
The story began In the USA, Tintin and the Captain are going to South America to find the object robbed by the thief.A problem arose when Castafiore, a singer, was robbed of her jewels.
Next, Tintin and the Captain went to South America to help Castafiore find her jewels. Then the Picaros trapped them in their village and put them in a box, to send them back
Mar 24, 2016 Gazelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the baby of the family I torn this one into pieces, as a result, when I grew up and learned to read by my own the remaining pieces left me wonder about the ending of the story. Now I got to read it after 25 years and I have to say it's the best of the series. It shows the circle of revolution in the militarist countries in a smart fun way and make you smile when it keeps reminding you how it can really be.
Moa Bernhardsson
In Hergé's last complete story, Tintin and the Picaros, Bianca Castafiore, Thomson and Thompson and a few other people are being imprisoned for allegedly attempting to overthrow General Tapioca's dictatorship in Latin America. Tintin, Professor Calculus, and Captain Haddock set out to rescue their friends. It was very political and action packed, as expected. It's by no means the best album, although it definitely got better towards the end.
This also marks the end of my year long read-along of
Feb 09, 2014 Marko rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
Hergen viimeisksi jääneeseen Tintiin on kerätty mukaan seikkailemaan kaikki keskeiset hahmot ja samat tutut vitsit toistetaan taas moneen kertaan. Toimii silti, vaikka kuvittelinkin aistivani albumista pienen haikeuden. Ehkä se oli vain omassa päässäni. :-)

Tintti ystävineen auttaa tällä kertaa vanhaa tuttua kenraali Alcazaria vallankaappauksessa. Toivoisi, että viimeisestä albumista jäisi hyvä maku, mutta Herge onkin valjastanut albumin päätöksen kritisoidakseen vallankaappausten tarkoituksettom
I used to read Tintin when I was in grade school. I saw the new movie and liked it a lot and decided to re-read the Tintin series. I still like like it.
Chris H-C
An adventure and Tintin doesn't want to go? Faithful Pablo double-crosses our heroes?

Marred by a rather regressive view of women, and a bit of White Saviour (yes, yes, this is Tintin, so it's Tintin Saviour, but with the overwraught moralizing about his pacifism and the rejection therein by both the incoming and outgoing Generals...)

The drawing has never been better, but the adventure just isn't there. Add in a weak gilded cage subplot (which we've already seen in the series, though I can't qui
May 24, 2013 Beshr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
تصوير هيرجيه رائع للدكتاتوريات وأنظمة الإنقلابات العسكرية، مميزة وحلوة فعلا
R.M.F Brown
Feb 17, 2015 R.M.F Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's no co-incidence that Herge's best work came with his advancing years. His wisdom, political suaveness, and better understanding of the realities of the world increased with age raising his later works above the cliché and the popular stereotypes of the time that characterised his earlier years.

Tintin and the Picaros continues where the Castifiore Emerald left off. Packed with wit, great artwork, and political savvy, this is one of Herge's best works.

From starting off as a two dimensional d
David Sarkies
Feb 27, 2012 David Sarkies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
This is the last of the completed Tintin books and in a way does finally tie everything up. Granted, nobody ever lives happily ever after, but I do feel that it does round off and complete what I consider to be a ground breaking series of books that are incredibly funny and very entertaining. This album seems to follow on after the Castafiore Emerald as there are a few connections with the events in the previous album, however it appears that Flight 714 occurred between the two albums. Now whil ...more
Sep 12, 2013 Eamon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tintin and the Picaros
3 stars * * *

This book fills out the 'Book Blog Bingo Board' category of 'A graphic novel - not a comic'. This is quite a good book that has a good story-line to it. It is about the event of Bianca Castafiore being arrested in South America. Tintin, Captain Haddock and Cuthbert Calculus then go to South America to save her. While there they meet up with their friend, General Alcazar, who plans to use his men to take over the government and become president. But all of
Dalam petualangan Tintin kali ini dikisahkan bahwa sahabatnya, Bianca Castafiore dan detektif kembar Dupont dan Dupon ditawan oleh Jenderal Tapioka saat mereka melakukan tur pertunjukan di San Theodoros Amerika Selatan. Mereka dimasukkan dalam penjara atas tuduhan ingin melakukan makar terhadap pemerintahan yang sah.

Mendengar hal tersebut, Kapten Handdock berencana menyelamatkan Castariofe, awalnya Tintin menolak ikut berangkat karena curiga bahwa ini adalah sebuah jebakan dari pemerintahan Jend
Jul 24, 2011 Yves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai maintenant fini de relire tous les Tintin en ordre chronologique. Ce que je peux dire c'est qu'en général c'est bien mieux que l'image que j'en gardais. J'ai longtemps cru que les Aventures de Tintin étaient pour les enfants. Je peux donc l'affirmer, je m'étais trompé. Dans l'oeuvre de Hergé, il y a beaucoup de subtilité que les enfants ne peuvent comprendre et l'humour est génial.

Tintin et les Picaros est donc le dernier tome achevé de la série. L'histoire est quand même assez bien. Haddoc
Andrian Liu
Dec 03, 2013 Andrian Liu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is about Tintin going to tapiocallis after receiving a insult from the general there general tapioca with his friend captain Haddock and professor Calculus in tapiocallis the General provided them with a apartment and the place was full of microphones cameras and a lot more. Then Tintin got a warning from Pablo a old friend of his. He told him that the general wanted to kill him but they escaped and met another friend the archenemy of general Tapioca general Alcazar he fled to the jun ...more
Mateen Mahboubi
Dec 26, 2015 Mateen Mahboubi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As critical as I was of most of this series, this was a fitting end to Tintin's legacy (the less said about Alph-Art, the better). A decent little adventure that hits the right notes. Especially poignant are the twin frames of the arrival and departure of our adventures. A great commentary on how these military coups seem to affect the general population.
Dan Wilson
Jul 11, 2015 Dan Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comix
This is the last completed Tintin book, released some 45 years after the first. With the usual mix of comedy, action, adventure, and mild political caricature, this one does not disappoint. Captain Haddock's newly-acquired distaste for alcohol makes for both great comedy and an interesting plot twist. It's hard not to laugh at the undermining of the Alcazar character's authority with the introduction of his nagging wife Peggy, but it's also a joke whose sexism is evident, unfortunate, and anachr ...more
Tulio Fernandez
Jul 04, 2015 Tulio Fernandez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leer a Tintín es tener aventuras por todo el mundo y hasta afuera de él ( en la luna, por ejemplo) y conocer distintas personas y culturas mientras se lucha por la justicia y la amistad. Tintín es uno de los culpables de mi adicción a la literatura. Gracias Tintín, gracias Milú, gracias Hergé
Apr 10, 2011 Shifan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tintin & the picaros was a amazing book because there were characters we get to see again.

I like Tintin because he always gets involved in every adventure. Every now & then, he hears what was going on around the world & he goes to these countries to put a stop to the evil guys plans. Tintin is actually a journalist from Le Petit Vingteme in Brussels,Europe.

Here is a funny word I heard in the book


Meaning Loch Lomond was found as yucky when Captain Haddock ta
Nadia Fadhillah
Ini buku Tintin pertama yang aku baca. Padahal aku udah suka sama karakternya dari lama. Keren. Sesuai espektasi.

Aku baca dalam rangka belajar bahasa prancis.
Jadi baca komik berbahasa indonesia dan prancis dalam waktu bersamaan.
Kerenan buku bahasa Prancisnya, karena ukurannya lebih mantap.

Siap-siap baca edisi yg lain,
Sasha DiVaio (seetheworldwithbooks)
Kalo ga salah ini tentang Jenderal Alcazar ekekekek masih rame dan seru dan asdfghjkl i mean: ADA EMANG BUKU KARYA HERGE YANG GA SERU?ADA EMANG PETUALANGAN TINTIN YANG GA RAME? NO DUDE, TINTIN SERIES DESERVE 3,5++ STARS
Akshay Thota
I used to read a lot of tintin books when i was kid. used to like them a lot , along with the asterix and the obelix series. Thought i will try reading a few tin tin books. it was ok, didn't enjoy it that much now..
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Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.
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
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