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Die Zigarren des Pharaos

(Tintin #4)

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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  12,466 ratings  ·  321 reviews
Tientalle Egiptoloe het al probeer om die grafkelder van Farao Kih-Oskh te vind en elkeen het in die proses verdwyn. Kuifie en Spokie ontmoet die misterieuse en eksentrieke Egiptoloog, Doktor Sarkofaag en gou beland hulle self in die soektog. Dit word duidelik dat die grafkelder veel meer as sand en mummies bevat. Hulle volg An leidraad - An simbool op An sigaarbandjie - e ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published by Carlsen Verlag (first published 1934)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Les Cigares du pharaon = Cigars of the pharaoh (Tintin #4), Hergé
Cigars of the Pharaoh, is the fourth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story tells of young Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy, who are travelling in Egypt when they discover a pharaoh's tomb filled with dead Egyptologists and boxes of cigars. Pursuing the mystery of these cigars, they travel across Arabia and India, and reveal the secrets of an international drug smuggli
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Luís C.
Here's a well-done constructed Tintin's adventure. Full of rhythm, we visit many places, (including India & Egypt). And unlike previous volumes, the adventure has a real interest.

We are no longer at Tintin au Congo. Here, we're plunged into the heart of a large-scale drug trafficking. So, as always it is approached with lots of humour, some facilities at times, but we find all that we love in The Adventures of Tintin and even if it still lacks some cult figures, the optics of the adventurer
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Jaya


My M.O.S.T fave of the lot!

This one never gets old, no matter the innumerable times I'v read it :)

All the stars to my first ever and one of the most favorite book sleuths and his best sidekick, ever!
David Sarkies
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyboy who loves a rollicking good adventure
Recommended to David by: Primary School Library
Shelves: adventure
The first of Tintin's full length adventures
4 February 2012

This is the story where Tintin comes on his own. While it was still written in a serialised form when it first appeared back in 1934, this story has a proper story arc where Tintin stumbles on a sophisticated drug smuggling ring that stretches across the entire Eurasian continent. It is here that Tintin's companions begin to be developed (namely the Thompson twins) and we also begin to see Tintin going on real adventures and chasin
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Robert Parsons
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know you want to. It's Tintin. The guy every kid wants to be. The guy you grow up to be. I even had the same dog.

The guy in my corner shop was the absent minded professor and my dad's mate was Captain Haddock.

The artwork is awesome and the stories are intriguing and full of mystery.

I confess I've read the whole series and loved every minute of them. This was a time before social media when a kid could let his imagination run away with him.

And if you love
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Gary
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written in 1936 , The Blue Lotus is the sequel to the colourful Cigars of the Pharaoh. In the Cigars of the Pharaoh , Tintin has almost succeeded in smashing an international gang of drug traffickers , managing to capture all of them except the leader who mysteriously crashes over a ravine.
His further investigations lead him to China , then under threat from Japanese agression.
Tintin comes up against a madman infected with a dart that sends the recipient insane , enraged British colo
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Mark Hebwood
Well. This is course not the first time I read Tintin. But when I was looking at the obscure school of experimental comic book artists called "Oubapo" recently, Tintin appeared again on my radar screen and I decided to re-read this early story, published first in the early 30s.

And I ended up disappointed! And surprised that I was disappointed. Because I think Tintin is one of the best BD ("bandes dessinnees") ever written. Usually, the plot is well sequenced and the characters well "dra
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Maria Carmo
I just loved this new adventure! I did not remember any more (since I read these books so LOOOONG ago) that this was the adventure in which Dupont et Dupond appear for the first time, as well as the well known Portuguese character Oliveira da Figueira, the salesman who can make business even in the middle of the desert!

There is always a bit of xenophobia in the Belgian perspective in which the book was written, but we have to take into account the epoch in which it was written... Anyway, it is
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Harish Challapalli
Interesting!! i think i know who is the gangster! but waiting for the plot to reveal the person!!

very interesting when compared to the earlier parts!! I enjoed reading and its a page turner!!tintin is one of the best comics i have ever rad or probably the best! it has interesting twists and the adventures are wonderful and fundeful!

i wish i too have a dog like snowy!! Tintin is the sherlock holmes of the comic world! his ways of solving may not be too typical lke holmes b
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Book Wyrm
Oct 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It recently occured to me that I've never read Tintin, so I did, and it wasn't as awful as I was expecting. I didn't realise the dog talked and I was suprised that what I thought to be a children's comic would have a plot about heroin smuggling. The racist caricatures were exactly as I imagined.
It's an extremely cluttered and fast story, with Tintin swiftly falling into one horrendous scrape after another with barely a second of breathing room, all while the author desperately hurls every
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Michael
Thankfully, this was a vast improvement upon the previous book, Tintin In America. The plotting was tighter and the character of Tintin starting to be more developed.

The funny bits were actually funny, which helped, and the introduction of Thompson and Thomson gave the story an added dimension missing from the previous book.

So, a better offering and a nice set up for the next volume, The Blue Lotus.
Annchan Maulana
Sep 04, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic
Cigars of the Pharaoh is one of Tintin's earliest adventures. He and Snowy are on a cruise to Egypt when they happen to meet Professor Sophocles Sarcophagus (the first of Tintin's absent-minded professors) and join his expedition. But they become embroiled in a complicated scheme involving a fakir, cigars marked with an unusual brand, and Rajijah, the poison of madness. Most significantly, Tintin meets the detectives Thompson and Thomson as well as the movie mogul Rastapopolous. While Cigars of ...more
Afref Fetter Fetter
+ Artwork good as always
+ Great characters (the Fakir, Thompson & Thomson and the Professor - a precursor to Calculus?)
= Less racist than the previous one, but still somewhat racist (Maharajas, Fakirs, Elephants, etc.) - maybe a reflection of the time period it was written in
= Still has some deus ex machinas... which isn't great
- Weak villains, except for the Fakir

? How does the Fakir get the rope straight
? Why doesn't the Fakir get out of everything
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Andrew
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, a
Book 4 and I've finally reached the first true Tintin book. This one has all the usual tropes and isn't sullied by Tintin in America's poor plotting.
Kest Schwartzman
are we to believe that tintin made it from the banks of the Mediterranean to central India on one tank of gas in a pre-ww2 plane? I admit I don't know a WHOLE lot about planes, but that beggers the imagination.

BUT I love that he learns to talk to elephants, who are, of course, the most intelligent beings in this story which I don't think is racist against non-white people, I think its racist against non-elephants and I am A-OK with that, sorry, I know, I'm a hypocrite. Elephants are great.
Kim
Continuing on with my adventures with Tintin. This time Tintin is traveling on a cruise when he comes across a strange conspiracy involving cigars, an odd mark and a secret boss. It also introduces the first of the nutty professors who'll eventually become Professor Cornelius.

So far the best in my reread this is how I remember Tintin. The introduction of the Thomson Twins was good to see. I look forward to the rest of the series now it's broken out of it's racist origination.
Tetty Marlinda
#23 for 2018
Genre: Children Comic

Disini pertama kalinya Professor Lakmus dan detektif Thompson & Thomson muncul. Berlatar belakang negara Mesir dan penyebaran narkoba disana. Juga pertama kali muncul musuh bebuyutan Tintin, sang sutradara. Walaupun diterbitkan awal 30-an jalan ceritanya masih seru. Ini yang disebut komik klasik, gak lekang dimakan jaman.
Arthur Simonds
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was a good throwback to when i was younger and read Tintin books with my family and it was easy and quick which will help me read lots of books this semester.
Luisa Knight
Tintin, with his dog, Snowy, travel the world fighting injustices and solving mysterious cases. A fun comic book, and might I add, one of the very very very few clean ones, for kids! I definitely see why this has become a classic the world over!

Ages: 8+

Cleanliness: phrases such as good gracious, golly, crikey, great snakes and the like are sprinkled in the books. Because Tintin is fighting crime, there are drug lords and references to opium, heroin, and misc. drugs - neve
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rebecca
quite a fun book. it's meant to be a serial comic strip in a newspaper so the story seems a bit formulaic (tintin gets in trouble! what will he do? find out in the next strip where oh nice he gets himself out of trouble through some luck... but oh no now he's in another trouble! what will he do? find out in the next...)
7/10 probably
❅ (t.c) (hiatus: school)
Dec 09, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: no
This book is the book i disliked the most besides Tintin in Congo, Tintin in the Land of Soviets, Tintin in America etc because they were books that I felt were although yes, suitable for their "time" because of the 'okayness' of racism at that time, yet still I didn't like. Maybe because I'm not a white person myself, so I don't understand the 'history' behind the racism occurring, but trust me, my culture, Asian, was and is still pretty racist at times, and I don't support it either so both sides should be fair. ...more
Tim Taylor
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned from reading other reviews that this is one of the earlier TinTin books, a stitch-up and redrawing of earlier weekly comic strips. I could tell the origin in a weekly strip when reading the book because the plot meanders. It’s a little like some of the Roger Moore era Bond films: the plot goes off on tangents but it’s so enjoyable to watch that it doesn’t seem to matter.

Then there are the frequent cliffhangers from which TinTin (and the plot) escape through convenient coinc
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Dr Rashmit Mishra
This is where The Tintin series really get entertaining and no surprise this is the spot from which the first episode of the Famous Tintin TV series started as well

Tintin and snowy set out on a cruise for a holiday but get entrapped in a adventure which leads them to Coasts in Arab to dry desert to British occupied India and all sorts of chaotic things happen while Tintin uncover the meaning of strange curses and disappearances

I remember the TV show vividly as I have rewatched it countless tim
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Maia
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume is a bit more whimsical than some of the later books, including lots of conversational contributions on Snowy's part, a scene where Tintin is drugged and hallucinates the image of himself as a baby, and a scene in which he carves a "trumpet" out of a tree trunk so that he can communicate with the elephants who have temporarily adopted him as their doctor. ("SOL-LAH-TE-DOH means 'yes.'") (Reading this in the middle of the night when I woke up sick may have made it more surreal.) There ...more
Dan
Aug 02, 2011 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
Stephen
Oh no, Tintin has been captured. With the help of Snowy, Tintin escapes! Oh no, Tintin has been captured. With the help of Snowy, Tintin escapes! Oh no, Tintin has been captured. With the help of Snowy, Tintin escapes! Oh no, Tintin has been captured. With the help of Snowy, Tintin escapes! Oh no, Tintin has been captured. With the help of Snowy, Tintin escapes! Oh no, Tintin has been captured. With the help of Snowy, Tintin escapes!

And so it goes. All this misadventure takes Tintin from Port S
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Zinat Tasnim
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Undoubtedly this book is fast paced than it's predecessors. We follow Tintin and Snowy around from the deserts of Egypt to the Mystic jungles of India. This book introduces us to the goofy detective duo Thomson & Thompson, whom you cannot but adore. The book skillfully holds the temperament of the Arabic nomads and the Indian believers. Though we don't get to know the identity of the mysterious villain, the book will amaze its readers nevertheless.
Meagan
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has long been one of my favorite Tintin books! Ties in well with several of the other books in the series, and introduces you to Thomson and Thompson and the Maharaja of Gaipajama. Sets up perfectly for the Blue Lotus.

I love all of the historical references in the series. It’s not just for kids! Adults will enjoy it just as much. Enough humor for both!
Michael Gerald
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading the Tintin adventures when I was in primary school. This is one of the earliest adventures of Tintin and it started his confrontation with the international villain Rastapopulous.

The Tintin books often drew on the political and social issues of the time, and in this book, Herge takes on the global problem of drug trafficking.
Hengky
Jul 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i get this comic in my childhood, and that was the first time i choose to read comic rather than played outside. i like his drawing, the background is realistic. his comics make me want to go around the world and get to know the culture or the peoples.

until now i still read comic books
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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, partic
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