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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 (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,485,656 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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38 of 39 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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20 of 21 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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15 of 16 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 Keris Nine TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
The white expanses of the Himalayan mountains, the sparseness of the pared down plot and the cast, all come as a welcome antidote to the huge clutter of ideas, characters and slapstick of The Red Sea Sharks, making Tintin in Tibet (even the title has a neat simple alliterative symmetry) a rather atypical adventure, one inspired by a personal crisis - Hergé at this time suffering from nightmares and visions of whiteness - rather than being merely the usual Tintin investigative jaunt through exotic lands meeting interesting characters.

Atypical it might be, but in other ways it's a pure distillation of everything that is great about Hergé's technique - both in terms of the storyline and in terms of the purity of the 'ligne-claire' artwork. Tintin's tenacity to get to the truth is never more driven than here in his desire to travel to Nepal and embark on a seemingly futile expedition in search of his young Chinese friend Chang who has surely perished with the rest of the passengers and crew on a small flight in the Himalayas. Even if he had miraculously survived, a week in the freezing mountains with no food or shelter would certainly have killed him. Yet Tintin is certain that Chang is still alive, having dreamt about him, seeing a vision of the young Chinese boy lying in the snow reaching out to him.

Using a familiar technique of a running joke and a synchronistic series of events - here everyone seems to be tuned into Chang, whether it's the name of a dog or the sound made by someone sneezing - the scene setting for this foolhardy expedition is masterfully laid out by Hergé.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Selikow on 1 July 2014
Format: Paperback
Firmly convinced that his friend Chang, has survived the plane crash in Nepal, Tintin, accompanied by Captain Haddock, sets off for Nepal to rescue Chang.
After passing through New Deli and Nepal (where we explore the sights and sounds of these wonderful places, Tintin and the reluctant Captain set off for the Tibetan Himalayas for the mission impossible.
This is one of Herge�s best works as he explores the , hazards of Himalayan mountain climbing, the gentle Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the truth about the Yeti , commonly known as the �abominable snowman�.
The only thing left out, is the brutal Chinese occupation of Tibet which still continues today .The book was recently released in China, on condition that the name �Tibet� was left out of the title, another example that after the holocaust of 2 million Tibetans, the Red Chinese are still not content in their drive to wipe out the beautiful culture and memory of Tibet.
A particular interesting scene is the psychedelic delirium of Captain Haddock during his sunstroke.
The strong 60�s flavour of this is interesting considering that the book was written at the ver dawn of this era-1960.
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