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The Shooting Star by Hergé
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Feb 11, 2012

really liked it
Recommended to Kris by: Max
Read on February 10, 2012 , read count: 1

So far easily the strangest of the Tintin albums I've read, in both plot and mood. This is a disjointed, meandering story involving the search for a meteorite containing an undiscovered new element. It reads like it was made up entirely as Herge went along, though not with the every-few-pages wild plot twists of the earlier stories--instead it's dreamlike all the way through, and it makes you wonder how much of the story could have happened inside Tintin's head. Though it's not one of the better stories per se, I very much enjoyed the strangeness of it.

Perhaps the most disorienting thing is that Tintin is not shot at or kidnapped even once over the course of this story.
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