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The Broken Ear by Hergé
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Nov 24, 2010

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Read in October, 2009

Last year when I was waiting for the new library to open I went through a Tin Tin phase. Before the old library closed, I checked out all the Tin Tins I could. I already have most of those book reviewed but The Broken Ear slipped through the cracks. So here we are a year later.

Tin Tin joins the hunt when a statue that belonged to a South American tribe is stolen from the Museum of Ethnography. Left in its place is a note apologizing for the inconvenience. Can Tin Tin piece together the clues and find the statue?

From there the hunt for the statue becomes a shell game. The only one who knows the truth is an uncooperative parrot. Here the plot becomes something out an Avengers episode. I'm thinking of "The Bird Who Knew Too Much" (15 February 1967).

The Broken Ear is typical Tin Tin. Lots of puns. Lots of chases. Lots of silliness mixed in with the clues.

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