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Genç muhabir Tenten'in güçlü bir uyuşturucu kaçakçı çetesine karşı verdiği amansız mücadele hatırlardadır. Dünyayı dolaşan muhabirin birçok maceradan sonra çetenin belli başlı üyelerini hapse attırmayı başardığını, ancak şeflerinin bir uçuruma düşerek öldüğünü okurlarımız kuşkusuz unutmamıştır.
Sevimli muhabir Tenten ve can yoldaşı Milu hak ettikleri tatili Kavhacputalah m
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Hardcover, 62 pages
Published 1980 by Casterman (first published 1935)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Le Lotus bleu (Tintin, #5), Hergé
عنوان: گل آبی؛ عنوان دیگر: ماجراهای تن تن و میلو (نیلوفر آبی)؛ اثر هرژه؛ مترجم: اسمردیس؛ تهران، ونوس، 1357؛ در 70 ص؛
عنوان: گل آبی؛ عنوان دیگر: ماجراهای تن تن و میلو (نیلوفر آبی )؛ اثر هرژه؛ مترجم: گروه نشر رایحه اندیشه؛ تهران، سیحون، چاپ دوم 1382؛ در 70 ص؛
Kim
After Tintin's travels in the Middle East and India he continues his investigation into the the mysterious drug-running organisation with the trial running into China. Set just prior to the Japanese invasion of Manchuria for the first time Hergé drops his European views and actually shows sympathy for the oppressed. Tintin teams up with the local Chinese to try and defeat the opium druglords and Japanese oppressors. He also dispels myths commonly held by Western society of the time which vilifie ...more
Huda Aweys
قريتها من زمااااان جدا و موش فاكرة حاجه محددة عشان اقدر اكتبهالكم عنها فى المراجعه .. لكن اللى فاكراه من ايامها انى كنت باعشق السلسلة دى عموما من ساعة ما اكتشفتها في مكتبة المدرسة وسط قصص قديمة للأطفال ، و كانت اكتشافي الثاني أيامها في هذه المكتبة بعد اكتشافي الأول لـ (المغامرون الخمسة)، و كنت باحبها أكتر من
(المغامرون ..)
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Marts  (Thinker)
Written around 1934 as a sequel to 'Cigars of the Pharaohs', in the 'Blue Lotus' Tintin's vacation in India is interrupted and he ends up in China during the time of Japanese occupation and in the midst of opium trafficking... Herge includes many real historical events of that time in this story...
Dan Wilson
May 30, 2013 Dan Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comix
This, the fifth entry in the Tintin series, is the first one with anti-racist content. Much of the essence of this story is Orientalist, and the presentation of both Chinese and Japanese characters is crude caricature. However, it is refreshing to see Tintin politely but firmly stand up to a racist British settler: "Your conduct is disgraceful, sir!" Likewise, Tintin and his new friend Chang have an exchange in which Tintin says that "different peoples don't know enough about each other," then s ...more
Dan
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
Harish Challapalli
As expected!! The plot is very intrigue!! It has a lot of incidents before the main plot starts, there are interesting twists!! This part is not very gripping like the first part!! The main antagonist was not revealed til the end and his role is very brief when compared to that of his in the previous episode! The allies of the main villain was given a lot of scope and their role was very constructively narrated!!

I think u may not find this very much interesting and at the same time not very much
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Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
ফারাওয়ের চুরুটের এর কাহিনী এখানে কনটিনিউ করেছে। কিনতু ফারাওয়ের চুরুটের মত এতটা মজার এবং ধরে রাখার মত ছিল না। তবে কম মজার এবং ধরে রাখার মত-ও ছিল না।
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Thomas
Jul 05, 2015 Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tintin
Action packed adventure stretching from England to India and on to Shanghai. Drug smugglers and crazy fakirs who try to through drug induced darts at people.
Ashley Capes
Nov 22, 2014 Ashley Capes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tintin
The Blue Lotus is a special one for a few reasons, it’s got a pretty fantastic cover and some wonderful large panels, especially when entering towns, and perhaps most important to the history of Tintin, the introduction of Chang – who becomes vital to a future adventure.

Another twisty tale with some great double-bluffs, perhaps the most impressive thing about this one is the changes Herge makes to his research. The setting is much more accurately rendered in terms of dress and backdrops, charact
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Roshini
Loved this one! Picking up from where 'Cigars of the Pharaoh' left off, Tintin and Snowy continue on their adventure in Asia. The story moves faster in this one and ties up loose ends, all with a worthy climax. It's also interesting to witness the use of the political milieu of the time as the basis for the story. My favourite part was early on in the book when a group of white men at the 'Occidental' club are discussing the 'benevolence' of western civilisation. The satire is brilliant and this ...more
Michael Gerald
Mar 07, 2012 Michael Gerald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book immediately starts at the end of the Cigars of the Pharaoh. With this book, Herge becomes more provocative, as he takes on Japan's militarism and imperialism. The book was so stinging in its daring revelation of Japan's encroachments into China that the Japanese ambassador to Belgium (Herge was Belgian)filed a diplomatic protest. But Herge was right.
Dion Yulianto
Jan 11, 2015 Dion Yulianto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dari semua komik Tintin yang saya baca (yang jumlahnya belum melebihi angka 5), Lotus Biru adalah yang paling bagus.
Nicholas Whyte
Oct 21, 2013 Nicholas Whyte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2013, 1310
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2194952.html[return][return]The Blue Lotus really is the first proper Tintin book - a huge step up from Cigars of the Pharaoh. Herg� takes Tintin to the real 1931 Japanese invasion of China, and is firmly and passionately on the side of the Chinese, both versus the Japanese and the Europeans in the Shanghai concession (one of whom in real life would have bee a very young J.G. Ballard). Apparently this came about because a priest who worked with Chinese students at L ...more
Dan
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
Michael Scott
This wonderful book evokes a lot of memories... When I was a kid my parents sent me to learn French at one of the many Institute Francais spread around the world. It was difficult, boring, and none of my friends seemed to care about it. Looking back, perhaps the only reason I stuck with it was that the Institute had a wonderful library, and in that library there was the entire collection of the Adventures of Tintin Les Aventures de Tintin. I can't even begin to describe what I liked about this c ...more
Maz
Nov 09, 2013 Maz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of all-time favourite Tintin books. I even have a ceramic replica of Tintin climbing out of the Oriental vase at The Blue Lotus, which is an iconic Tintin image. Compared to the previous Tintin instalments, the drawing seems more detailed, especially in the backgrounds. Also, make no mistake...this not really a children's book, as it explores some pretty 'adult' themes, e.g. The fight against racism and racial stereotypes, madness, and political/ media manipulation by the Japanese, w ...more
Adan
May 29, 2015 Adan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally, Tintin actually does something that isn't just a coincidence! Hooray! The Japanese characters are pretty racist here, but this was right around the onset of World War II. Also, Herge fictionalizes the Mukden Incident with similar consequences in his story: the Japanese blow up a railway line, blame it on Chinese rebels, and use it as an excuse to bring more troops into China. In real life, this led to the Japanese annexation of Manchuria.
Santhosh
Again, Herge at his best in commenting on the political and social situation of China and Japan. A sequel to Cigars of the Pharaoh, with Rastapopoulos continuing as the villain. Too many characters though, and almost all of them corrupt and villainous?
Ian Mchugh
Jun 10, 2015 Ian Mchugh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this. Old Shanghai has never looked better. Nanjing Road as fields though...how China has changed.
Natalie
Apr 26, 2016 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tintin is amazing! And I love Snowy. These remind me of Indiana Jones, if Indy were a reporter and had an adorable white fox terrier as a companion.
Gina
Nov 30, 2009 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pre-2009, 4-star
I think this might be my favorite Tintin book, mostly for the scenes set in an opium den. You don't see that too much in children's books anymore.
Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}
I remember this one. Humourous and engaging as always. Tintin was always my favourite as a kid!
Augusto Bernardi
Dec 16, 2016 Augusto Bernardi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I give this The Blue Lotus 5 stars because this is what I wanted Tintin to become. Herge has by now completely changed Tintin into an artistic, historically accurate, funny but not goofy, mysterious, detailed work of art and all the loose ends have been fixed so my expectations have been met so from here on out I shall only be surprised to see more.
This volume continues the mystery from the previous volume The Cigars of the Pharaoh.
To start with, this is the most striking and beautiful Tintin
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Indah Threez Lestari
Setelah bertualang di Mesir, Arab dan India, nggak lengkap dong kalau Tintin tidak mampir ke tetangga sebelah, Cina. Apalagi sebelum terjerumus petualangan yang berhubungan dengan cerutu beropium, Tintin sebenarnya dalam perjalanan kapal ke Shanghai. Tidak afdol dong kalau berhenti sampai India saja.

Judul
Lotus Biru? Selama ini kalau baca cersil Kho Ping Hoo yang ada cuma perkumpulan Teratai Putih atau Teratai Merah. Rupanya teratai berwarna biru juga ada, dan beginilah penampakannya:



Cantik, ya
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Arnela
Feb 18, 2017 Arnela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm excited to get my hands on more Tintin comics!!

This one has a strong running for favorite right now. It was a fairly convoluted plot, there were several clever two-faced villains pulling a lot of big, important strings that almost cost Tintin his life several times during the story. While the aspect of dangerous criminals trying to gun Tintin down it just felt more sinister with traitorous government officials in the mix being so close to him instead of just calling or wiring the orders from
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Naveen Bhat
Feb 14, 2017 Naveen Bhat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This 1934 book is about Japanese occupation of China and the pre-WWII building tension. The story picks up from where it left off at the end of the 1932 book in India. The books reflect the technology in prevalent in that time. In this one, they use "latest technology" called short wave radio. The highlight is the dialogue between Tintin and Chang- “Why did you save my life? I thought all white devils were wicked, like those who killed my grandfather and grandmother long ago, during the War of R ...more
Lauri
Feb 20, 2017 Lauri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Juba veits kobedam, kuigi kõrvaltegelased olid kõik äravahetamiseni sarnased. Sai actionit, sellises 30ndate stiilis, oli ka tänapäeval suht mõeldamatuna tunduvat poliitilist ebakorrektsust, tänapäeval naljalt ei leia koomiksit kus hiinlasi ja jaapanlasi kujutataks salakavalate agressiivsete pilusilmadena.
Muidu päris ok. Tintini koomiksid on sellised et ei viitsi neid muudes keeltes otsima hakata (suurtes keeltes on need kõik olemas, isegi soome keeles) aga eestikeelseid võib ju lapata. Kahjuks
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Estella Qing
Jan 01, 2017 Estella Qing rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story behind the Blue Lotus and Chang is fascinating - this was the first Tintin book in which Herge did not base off stereotypes and cultural assumptions. Through his friend Zhang Chongren, Herge sought to portray the countries and peoples Tintin encounters in an increasingly accurate way. You can see a definite change from the very pro-colonial point of view in Tintin in the Congo, or stereotypical portrayals of starving Russia; American gangsters, cowboys and Indians; and maharajas in Ind ...more
Bella
Jan 26, 2017 Bella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always appreciate the amount of research Hergé put into his works and The Blue Lotus is no exception. The setting of Shanghai during the Opium War makes for a fascinating read. Highly entertaining and piqued my interest as to historical vs fiction meshed in the story, I found myself googling Shanghai history as a background read.
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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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