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Asterix e i Normanni (Astérix #9)

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Abraracourcix riceve la visita di suo nipote Menabotte, un giovane luteziano, viziato e abituato agli agi della capitale, mandato nel villaggio armoricano da suo padre Oceanonix desideroso di farne un vero uomo e un valoroso guerriero. A questo scopo, il capo affida il ragazzo alle cure di Asterix e Obelix, che tentano con scarsi risultati di temprarlo alla rude vita galli ...more
Hardcover, 47 pages
Published 1986 by Mondadori (first published 1966)
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Nandakishore Varma
Jan 31, 2016 Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This, or Asterix and the Cauldron, is the very first Asterix book I read: and I immediately became a fan. This is one of the books where one of my favourite characters, Cacofonix the village bard, plays a central role. As all Asterix aficionados know, opinion is divided as to his talents - Cacofonix thinks he is a genius, everyone else thinks he is unspeakable.

The fearsome Normans, who "don't know the meaning of fear", come to the Gaulish coast to learn it - to their chagrin they meet with Aster
Nicolo Yu
This graphic album was a great find from a pile of clearance books at National Book Store in Centrio. There were a few other Asterix titles on sale but this was the only one was by it original creators Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. It was at half-price off so it was very hard not to buy.

Despite it being half-price off, truth be told, I was hesitating to getting it. It is not that I don't enjoy Franco-Belgian comics, I enjoy Herge's Tintin and Peyo's Smurfs. It was that the first few Asterix I
Mohammed Mortada
Nov 27, 2015 Mohammed Mortada rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, comics
Fear is essential and vital to know your strength limits of you abilities
Also this the first volume where Cacofonix is not beaten at the last page
David Sarkies
Mar 08, 2014 David Sarkies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedy
Resistance to modernism
29 September 2012

Once again this entire adventure takes place in the little village we know so well. One of Chief Vitalstatistix's nephews has been sent from Lutetia (Paris) out to Amorica to toughen him up, and as it turns out he comes across as one of those young people who do not understand the concept of work. He arrives in a sporty chariot (made in Milan, which made me think of the Ferarri) and in a way brings the idea of the city life out to the country. However, th
Krishna Kumar
May 01, 2015 Krishna Kumar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The blood-thirsty Norsemen have a problem. They don’t know what fear is and since they pride themselves on knowing everything, they must learn fear. Besides, “fear lends you wings”, so by learning fear, Normans can fly like birds. So they set out to find someone who can teach them fear and by random, pick up Gaul and specifically the beach near our Gaulish village to go about their task. Our Gaulish villagers do not know fear either, but luckily for the Normans, the Gauls have a visitor from Lut ...more
Apr 13, 2014 Callie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently read a few books from the series Asterix. It’s about how Asterix and Obelix go on adventures with all walks of life. These characters are known as Gauls, a certain ethnic group in northern Europe. I found these actually quite funny, and really interesting, considering I do not even really enjoy comics. The illustrations were the same through out each book in the collection, which completely amazes me. Although they can seem a little childish, they have worldly jokes that most children ...more
Feb 13, 2015 Frahorus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fumetti
Asterix e i Normanni (ovvero i Vichinghi) è la nona storia, in ordine cronologico, degli irriducibili galli. Stavolta Asterix & Obelix affrontano nientepopodimeno che un'invasione vichinga (tra l'altro questa avventura è stata anche portata al cinema col titolo "Asterix e i Vichinghi" nel 2006) e un compito arduo: trasformare il nipote di Abraracourcix, Menabotte, in un vero guerriero gallico. Inizialmente vedremo che non sarà un compito facile, ma quando sbarcano i Vichinghi le cose cambian ...more
Elphaba J
Feb 01, 2015 Elphaba J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opinião completa em:

Adiante. Com sabor a saudade, li Astírix e os Normandos para tentar compreender um pouco o passado deste povo para uma cadeira de Cultura Medieval, mas, sinceramente, o que acabou por acontecer foi meia hora de divertimento puro com o olho clínico abandonado, trocado pelo prazer da leitura e observação.

A história não poderia ser mais hilariante, ela própria um trocadilho típico dos que Goscinny costuma fazer com os seus diálogos peculi
Dec 31, 2014 itchy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soft
cacofonix gets back on fulliautomatix!
well, sort of

i was supposed to cram in these asterix books to meet my 53-book challenge for 2014
better luck next time, slacker (me)
happy new year to everyone
Tim Roast
Nov 11, 2014 Tim Roast rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the ninth Asterix adventure and this time Asterix meets the Normans.

Justforkix is the nephew of the village chief Vitalstatistix and is sent to the village from his native Lutetia (Paris) because he is soft and needs toughening up. Obelix suggests thumping him but Asterix disagrees. Meanwhile the Norman chief is concerned that his Normans don't know the meaning of fear so goes off to Gaul in search of it. Unfortunately the village they end up at is Asterix's village and they also don't k
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
La storia non è avvincente, ma i normanni che vogliono essere terrorizzati (perché non sanno che cos’è la paura e non desiderano passare da ignoranti) sono memorabili. Interessante l’impatto culturale del giovane Menabotte sul provinciale villaggio gallico. È poi bello vedere Assurancetourix finalmente in primo piano.
Why would you go to Asterix to find out what fear was? But the best thing about this series is the fact that Asterix has intelligence.
Jelena Cvetković
Ipaf, Pravilaf, Biograf, Paragraf, Epitaf, Telegraf, Batiskaf, Paraf
Alex Poovathingal
Normans don't know fear. This, they consider to be a serious drawback as it is impossible to cure hiccups. More importantly, they have heard that fear lends you wings and flying is the only art they haven't mastered. They set out on a journey to master the art of fear. However the destination they chose is a small Gaulish village of Asterix and Obelix where again no one knows fear. Luckily for the Normans, these Gaul's have guest amongst them from a different country who happen to know a great d ...more
Manuel Chiofi
Jan 19, 2016 Manuel Chiofi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Normanni non sanno cos'è la paura, perciò vanno in Gallia per cercare di scoprirlo. Questa volta Asterix e Obelix avranno a che fare con dei veri barbari e con un adolescente da loro terrorizzato. Ma a salvare capra e cavoli ci penserà...Assourancentourix.
Risate assicurate in questa avventura piena di battute e doppi sensi in cui non solo si scontrano due popoli piuttosto bellicosi, ma anche due generazioni (la festa danzante è geniale).
E lo sbarco dei Normanni non solo richiama le scorriband
Feb 26, 2013 Helmut rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Asterix à la crème

Die Normannen kommen! Ein paar Jahrhunderte, bevor sie die Welt in Angst und Schrecken versetzen, machen die Normannen einen kleinen Ausflug nach Gallien, um das Einzige kennenzulernen, was ihnen bisher unbekannt ist: Die Angst. Da sind sie bei unserem wohlbekannten, kleinen gallischen Dorf natürlich genau richtig. Doch nicht durch Prügelei wird den furchtlosen Invasoren schließlich angst und bange, sondern durch einen völlig unerwarteten, viel schrecklicheren Gegner...

Die Aste
Jul 30, 2015 Coenraad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die Noormanne wil leer wat dit beteken om bang te wees. Die Galliërs is nie goeie leermeesters in hierdie opsig nie - maar Allamapstix se nefie, Spiekerix, is egter angsbevange. Liederlix speel ook 'n groter rol in die verloop van die verhaal as gewoonlik: ydelheid kan 'n mens soms tot hoë hoogtes aanvuur.

Die verhaal van Goscinny en Uderzo is hoogs vermaaklik en snaaks - dit hoort tot een van die beste verhale in die reeks. Van Schalkwyk-Barrois se vertaling munt weer eens uit met sprankelende w
Il faut pratiquer mon français, donc, commence avec des bds ;-)

Je ne m'attendais pas à être amusée par une bd comme celui ci mais pendant la lecture, des plaisanteries m'ont fait sourire souvent. Le dessin et si mignon et j'ai aimé beaucoup la couleur vive. De plus, j'ai gagné de nouveaux mots, des expressions communes des phrases courantes aussi. On peut apprendre un peu d'histoire de la France aussi :--)

J'ai hâte de lire des autres parus

Merci bcp na ka prof piri
Rollie Reid
This is one of the few that I have read in both French and English. In fact, I own it in both French and English. It is hilarious, with its take on a modern young man travelling to the hinterland. Now, understand, it is 50BC, and by modern I mean merely that he comes from Paris, that thriving metropolis...of 50BC.

Just remember that if you go to Norman Heaven, you get to eat the food of the gods, crème a la crème.

Read it and see.
Vasco Ribeiro
Jan 03, 2015 Vasco Ribeiro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in2014
Este é dos que merece as 5 estrelas. História bem construída, coerente no seu desenvolvimento e com a crítica à modernidade que faz dos livros muito divertidos.
Astérix e Obélix vão cuidar do jovem sobrinho do chefe da aldeia (nesta edição, Matasétix) que vem de Lutécia com todos os tiques dos jovens irreverentes, para ver se lhe ensinam hábitos saudáveis. Ao mesmo tempo um grupo de Normandos, vem numa expedição para aprender o que é o medo, uma vez que não conhecem o Medo. E, ao que sabem, o Med
Sarah Crawford
Jan 29, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The mailman is Postaldistrix. The chief's brother is Doublehelix. The nephew is Justforkix. The chief is Olaf Timandahaf. The Normans want to know what fear is and they hope the Gauls will be able to teach them the meaning of the word.

Obviously, they haven't heard the village Bard sing, and that's the secret weapon of the village that will teach the Normans the true meaning of fear. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Aug 27, 2016 Teucer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Asterix stands alongside Tintin as one of the giants of the Franco-Belgian comics tradition, and it has a certain charm, like Tintin. It has a clear, expressive art style, a cast of amusing, iconic characters, and the serialised approach to narrative gives it a rollicking pace.

The writing's unremarkable, though: every issue is essentially a remix of the same elements, which I suppose is part of the appeal. The humour is restrained to puns and cartoon violence, with a little satire on the side.
Edward Davies
Sep 21, 2015 Edward Davies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having Vikings visit the Gauls to find out the meaning of fear seems unusual, until you realise that the Chiefs visiting nephew is the biggest coward going! Lots of fun, and this was adapted into the movie Asterix And The Vikings.
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!
Zachariah Ismail
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Knut Sigurd
Jun 16, 2015 Knut Sigurd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd
Eg hadde ikkje gløymt det middels bra piggtrådmusikk-greiene, men at vikingane lagde all mat i fløyte (både jordbær og villsvin) oppdaga eg på nytt.
Yemima Yulia
Mar 04, 2014 Yemima Yulia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's only when you know fear that you become truly brave. Courage lies in overcoming your fear.
Getafix, The Gaul's Druid.
A fine work of art, as usual.
La Revistería Comics
Un comic ideal par quienes quieren volar a como dé lugar; ora por conocer el miedo, ora por desfallecer de la risa y ascender al Cielo.
Denim Datta
very funny story. read this in school days first, in bengali. and discovered now that it doesn't loose a bit now.
Feather Mista
Mar 05, 2010 Feather Mista rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo.
Recommended to Feather by: Todo.
Probablemente, la historia de Asterix que más me ha hecho reír en mi vida. La cara de los Normandos ya son lo suficientemente graciosas para pasarla bomba sin leer los diálogos siquiera. Pero si los sumamos, el resultado es insuperable. Lo debo haber leído unas cinco veces, así que tiro una fecha aproximada. Seguro termine rerrerrerreleyéndolo en algún momento y ahí lo rerreseñe.
Bonus: Si pudiera ponerle una estrellita más, se la pondría por la cantidad de risas extra que me sacó el bañero de la
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