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Taking a break from literature/biographies.  IMHO this is the best comic/cartoon series/albums ever written.

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Ahh, I grew up on Tintin and Asterix and loved them as a kid. Re-reading them as an adult, they still have much to offer.

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Ahh, I grew up on Tintin and Asterix and loved them as a kid. Re-reading them as an adult, they still have much to offer.

PalJoey : +1 I also grew up with both (in French though; I put the English book version image in my Post) & I find especially Tintin to be still fascinating.  

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PalJoey : +1 I also grew up with both (in French though; I put the English book version image in my Post) & I find especially Tintin to be still fascinating.


We had most of them in English, although a few Asterixes were in French, one was in Icelandic (a jaw-cracker of a language) and one was in Esperanto (an old family friend was a believer).

 

As for Tintin, the stories could go anywhere and the quality of the drawings, especially vehicles, was excellent. And my dad is a little bit like Captain Haddock!

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PalJoey : +1 I also grew up with both (in French though; I put the English book version image in my Post) & I find especially Tintin to be still fascinating.


We had most of them in English, although a few Asterixes were in French, one was in Icelandic (a jaw-cracker of a language) and one was in Esperanto (an old family friend was a believer).

 

As for Tintin, the stories could go anywhere and the quality of the drawings, especially vehicles, was excellent. And my dad is a little bit like Captain Haddock!

I love that expression "a jaw-cracker of a language"; I put it up there with another one of my favourite "English" expressions : "Gobsmacked" :etysmile:   I had to look up Esperanto & I vaguely remember hearing/reading about it quite a while ago. 

+1*** on your take pertaining to the quality of the drawings in the Tintin books; indeed the vehicles were replicated exactly as the real ones & also the details and so many objects in some of the frames.  LOL about your dad & Captain Haddock (blue blistering barnacles #*&^$$#!!!)

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I love that expression "a jaw-cracker of a language"; I put it up there with another one of my favourite "English" expressions : "Gobsmacked" :etysmile:   I had to look up Esperanto & I vaguely remember hearing/reading about it quite a while ago.

+1*** on your take pertaining to the quality of the drawings in the Tintin books; indeed the vehicles were replicated exactly as the real ones & also the details and so many objects in some of the frames.  LOL about your dad & Captain Haddock (blue blistering barnacles #*&^$$#!!!)


In earlier days, my dad was a teacher. When he found out his pupils' nickname for him was 'Genghis', I don't think I've ever seen him so pleased!

 

Yes, childhood comic books were mainly Asterix and Tintin, plus some illustrated children's versions of tales of Twm Sion Catti, a real-life Welsh folk hero who was a sort of cross between Robin Hood and Puck.

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I love that expression "a jaw-cracker of a language"; I put it up there with another one of my favourite "English" expressions : "Gobsmacked" :etysmile:   I had to look up Esperanto & I vaguely remember hearing/reading about it quite a while ago.

+1*** on your take pertaining to the quality of the drawings in the Tintin books; indeed the vehicles were replicated exactly as the real ones & also the details and so many objects in some of the frames.  LOL about your dad & Captain Haddock (blue blistering barnacles #*&^$$#!!!)


In earlier days, my dad was a teacher. When he found out his pupils' nickname for him was 'Genghis', I don't think I've ever seen him so pleased!

 

Yes, childhood comic books were mainly Asterix and Tintin, plus some illustrated children's versions of tales of Twm Sion Catti, a real-life Welsh folk hero who was a sort of cross between Robin Hood and Puck.

PalJoey LMAO, sorry, because I know who Robin Hood is/was of course but to me Puck is what we use to play hockey over here in Canada. :biggrin:  Was he a.k.a. Robin Goodfellow ?


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PalJoey LMAO, sorry, because I know who Robin Hood is/was of course but to me Puck is what we use to play hockey over here in Canada. :biggrin:  Was he a.k.a. Robin Goodfellow ?


Yep, that's who I meant.

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Taking a break from literature/biographies.  IMHO this is the best comic/cartoon series/albums ever written.

Wow...714 is one of my favourite of the entire Tintin series...

I have them in several languages...

Ps. There is one scene where it says Micronesia instead of Indonesia...
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Ring Lardner - the Real Dope. The fictional escapades of a not-very-bright American soldier in World War I. Pretty funny, if somewhat dated. A free Kindle download, so it's no loss if you don't like it.
 

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Ring Lardner - the Real Dope. The fictional escapades of a not-very-bright American soldier in World War I. Pretty funny, if somewhat dated. A free Kindle download, so it's no loss if you don't like it.
 

+1      I love Ring Lardner.  I have a Penguin book of all of his stories.  I love the Real Dope, Alibi Ike & You know me Al.  So many people don't know about this superb writer.  He had a knack for the vernacular of the time & incorporated it into his journalistic story telling prose which made for great stories not to mention memorable characters.  You deserve a reputation for reading this guy. :beerchug:

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+1      I love Ring Lardner.  I have a Penguin book of all of his stories.  I love the Real Dope, Alibi Ike & You know me Al.  So many people don't know about this superb writer.  He had a knack for the vernacular of the time & incorporated it into his journalistic story telling prose which made for great stories not to mention memorable characters.  You deserve a reputation for reading this guy. :beerchug:

I enjoy the tradition of American humorists, and Lardner was one of the writers highly commended by Groucho Marx in a collection of his essays, letters and articles which I read recently. The other writers he liked included Robert Benchley, George S.Kaufman, James Thurber, S.J.Perelman and E.B.White. I am familiar with a couple of those, but am planning to check out the others.

 

Lardner occupies his own niche, but there's also a very enjoyable and distinct style of comic writing that runs from Mark Twain, through S.J.Perelman, all the way through to Woody Allen's books.

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