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Tintin au Congo by Hergé
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Oct 10, 2010

did not like it
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You know, obviously this book is quite racist: the citizens of the Congo are very simple, childlike even. Some of it, like the witch doctor, is about as racist as other early foreign villains (like in the Blue Lotus, or even the Americans.)

But this is a step above the Soviet book, cause at least it's vividly drawn. It's not great though. It's really confusing to read, because there isn't much of a story. Most of the time, Snowy just does battle with African animals. Snowy's cute, but I sometimes feel like pages that overuse him just make the story seem silly and immature.

I actually don't know how I feel about this one, at least the Soviet book had a purpose. This just seems like an excuse for Herge to make some money and draw fun animals.
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