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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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Kevin Quinley
**-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
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Sammy
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
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Katya Reimann
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
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Dan
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
Maria Carmo
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.
سارة درويش
:)) كل شخصية في المغامرة دي محفورة في دماغي مش راضية تطلع

برجل بعبقريته ودماغه اللي مسافرة :D

والجنرال والمغنية المزعجة والكابتن هادوك :))
Dan Wilson
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
Marko
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
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Norhan Omar
The whole series of Tintin is very entertaining, thrilling and full of adventures with engaging stories and funny characters. My favorite is Captain Hadock
Chris
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.
Beshr
تصوير هيرجيه رائع للدكتاتوريات وأنظمة الإنقلابات العسكرية، مميزة وحلوة فعلا
R.M.F Brown
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
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David Sarkies
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
Eamon
Tintin and the Picaros
Hergé
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
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htanzil
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
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Yves
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
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Andrian Liu
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
Shifan
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

............PFAOUGH!!!!!!!!

Meaning Loch Lomond was found as yucky when Captain Haddock ta
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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,
Rahma Dilla (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
cindy
re-read komik nostalgia gara2 kena book-hangover.
plg suka tintin yg ini krn tokoh2 pendukungnya lengkap, dr bianca sampai tapioka, gak lupa pietro maxx dan ridgewell. sayang gak ada si zhang dan rastapopolus :)
Amanda Sheila
Reading challenge from BookgasmIndeed a.k.a. Audrey. Because she knew I don't really like western comics. In your face, Dre! I'll finish these series happily! :)))
Roanna
Very colourful; and this particular adventure made for such a fun read! :-)
Max
A great comic but a dissapointing end to the Tintin series
Sanskriti
brings out the child inside u alive!!!!!!!!
Sogol Fakhrian
I just love Tin Tin,no matter how old I am.
Andrea
I love these adventures and it doesn't matter how many times I read them they are always fun, and entertaining! Tintin, Captain Haddock, Thompson and Thomson, Professor Cuthbert Calculus and of course Snowy one never grows tired of them, at least I don't! Maybe next year when I read them again I will be sure to have bubblegum on hand! This one takes our friends into the jungle and into trouble as usual! One can only have exclamation marks as punctuation in a review of Tintin!
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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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