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Tintin in Tibet (Adventures of Tintin series) Unknown Binding – 1962


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  • Unknown Binding: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Methuen (1962)
  • ASIN: B0000CLIX3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,722,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hergé  (Georges Remi) was born in Brussels in 1907. Over the course of 54 years he completed 23 albums of The Adventures of Tintin series, which is now considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comics series of all time. With translations published in over 80 languages, more than 230 million copies sold worldwide and a Hollywood movie to its name, Tintin dominates the Comics and Graphic Novels chart even today. Sadly, Hergé died in 1983, leaving his 24th album, Tintin and Alph-Art, unfinished, but his hero continues to be one of the most iconic characters in both adult and children’s fiction.

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Seethru on 2 Dec. 2006
Format: Hardcover
A friend of mine worked as a doctor in the Tibetan refugee camp in Dharamsalla. At the end of his tour, he was allowed an audience with the Dalai Lama, as a gesture of thanks. The Dalai Lama asked if there was any way he could help my friend, to which my friend responded by whipping out his copy of Tintin in Tibet and asking him to autograph it. The Dalai Lama duly did so, adding a wee Buddhist prayer. And not only that, the Dalai Lama knew the book very well, and actually appears in it as a young man, and a lot of the other Tibetans in the book are based on real people. The Dalai Lama admired the story as a tale of a friend's unswerving, unflinching loyalty, linked by a very strong ethereal bond.

Madame Herge had also spent a lot of time attending and supporting the sanctuary, and that was how Herge himself got to know the culture of Tibet. A true story; I have seen the autographed book. And why else would this book have been translated into Tibetan?
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Salil A. Lachke on 17 Feb. 2004
Format: Paperback
I believe that Tintin in Tibet is Herge's best book. It has a very serious agenda. Tintin's blind faith that his friend Chang survived the air crash in the Himalayas drives him, Snowy and his loyal friend Captain Haddock to find and rescue Chang. All through the adventure, they face terrible dangers and discouragement but Tintin's belief in Chang's being alive is never shaken. Herge, I have read, was going through a personal crisis in his life when he completed this adventure. It shows. There are witty scenes as in all Tintin adeventures but essentially, it seems that Herge did not want this to be a "funny adventure" but rather, a serious one. Hence, the absence of the Thomson twins and a very minimal of Professor Calculus is understandable. This book is a classic for all ages. The mood can be summarized in the last panel on the last page when Chang shares his thoughts about the Yeti.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Asko on 24 Oct. 2006
Format: Hardcover
If I had to name one Tintin album that has given me the greatest pleasure as an adult, it would be this one. It's one of those rare comic books that have not only a good plot and humour but are touching also. And it has a great Lewis Carroll-esque surrealistic moment too. The best comic book ever? Well, damn close to it, at least.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Little Cat Voom TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Sept. 2011
Format: Paperback
This was the Tintin story I loved and read most, way back when, and even today "Tintin In Tibet" stands out as much more of an emotional journey than the other Tintin graphic novels. Mostly, our eponymous hero is fighting some form of unscrupulousness, in the form of organised crime (Tintin in America), drug smuggling (The Crab with the Golden Claws), or treasure hunters (Red Rackham's Treasure)...but this time he is in search of his friend, Chang (who appears in The Blue Lotus) and is missing presumed dead after a plane crash in the Himalayas. There is no specific villain, except the power of nature and possibly the Abominable Snowman (who turns out to not be a villain at all). Interestingly, Herge was experiencing a difficult time personally whilst writing this story - whether to stay with his wife or leave for his mistress - and was dreaming of powerful white images, and he even underwent psychoanalysis with a colleague of Jung to help explain his dreams. Catharsis came in the form of this story, which explains both the predominant colours and the more human, less violent/criminal themes throughout. I`m sure it is no coincidence that Tintin`s dream of Chang inspires his belief that his friend is still alive. Ultimately, of course, Tintin succeeds but the bond between himself, Captain Haddock and Chang is stronger than ever.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Bluesman on 19 Dec. 2010
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Reading Tintin after many years is kinda nostalgic. In my teens I was and still I am a big fan of Tintin. I still collect and read Tintin with same great enjoyment. And this 'Tintin In Tibet' is mine and surely everyone's most favorite. Tintin comics are adventurous, mysterious, funny and exploring different places and cultures. This one is about friendship and a bit sentimental. It is also about Yeti, the Abominal Snowman. The myth about Yeti in the Central Asia can be compared to Big Foot in the States, Nessie in the Scotland and UFOs around the world.

Herge always did research to some extent about the subjects, places and cultures before writing his another book of Tintin. In this one, it is pleasure to find Indian culture, Indian citiies and the bull in Indian street with which Captain Haddock has fun when they arrive in Delhi. It is also pleasure to see Tibetan culture and monks when they arrive in Tibet in search of the missing friend. Still there is some, not mistake I'd say, but confusion here.

The plane that crashed in Goshain Than, the mountainous range in Nepal, is flying from Patna, India to Kathmadu, the capital of Nepal. Nepal lies between Tibet (China) in north and India in south, east and west. The north side of Nepal and the south of Tibet are covered with snowy high mountains or the Himalayas. There it showed a little bit of culture of Nepal where Captain Haddock eats dried chilli thinking it was fruit. This you get to see around the streets of Kathmandu. The costume worn by kids, porters and people and the architectures are also what you get to see around there. And so far as I'm concerned, Sherpas like Tharkey are the local Nepalese guides for the mountain expedition.

Nepalese (Nepali), the national language, is spoken all around Nepal.
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