Cigars of the Pharaoh

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Cigars of the Pharaoh
by Hergé

I'd never heard of Tintin until the upcoming movie came to my attention. Determined to know if the movie would be worth seeing, I sought out the comics. But there's a wondrous lack of Tintin books in America, and I was forced to make subsequent trips to Barnes & Noble just to fully read "The Secret of the Unicorn." I was charmed, but still hesitant, so I went to my library and ordered the only Tintin book they had: Cigars of the Pharaoh.

I really enjoyed it--there was adventure, wit, and lots of hilarious comedy. Tintin was clever and the author equally so. There was always a surprise in the plot.
I'm not saying that this ensures that I'll like the movie. Maybe I will, maybe I won't.
And I'm not saying that I'm now a die-hard Tintin fan. I mean, I've only read two books so far.
But so far, I like what I'm seeing.

Favorite Line:

Objectionable Content: One use of the Lord's name in vain.

Related Reads:
Um...anything Tintin?


Izori September 1, 2011 at 5:53 AM  

Oh, I LOOOOOVE the Tintin books! I didn't know there was a movie coming out!

Margaret W. September 3, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

The movie looks so spiffy (produced by Sir Peter Jackson, BTW!) I read one of these; my mum actually picked up one or two French ones yesterday.

The Director September 13, 2011 at 3:32 PM  

Tintin rocks. The end.

I just found your blog. Seriously: you're all about books and movies; I was already about to follow you, and then TINTIN! I'm so sold! (Hahah, anyway, so meet your newest follower :D)

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