25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting, but not for the faint hearted., 12 May 2004
Tintin in the Congo is a book for Tintin affecionados. Many of the "normal" readers won't even know that the book exists. It's not the best known of the Tintin books due to it's politically incorrect nature. There is no real story to the book, although it does set the scene in a vague way for Tintin in America, introducing the Al Capone story. It is a very early Tintin, and this I think is also a facsimile copy - from before herge recoloured the book. The background is a little boring, and you get the impression herge didn't like this book as much as some of the others. The facsimile is interesting if you have the newer version as you can see all the changes Herge made to make the book slightly more acceptable. It was the last of the Tintins to be translated into English and you can see why. All in all, a book for the Tintin fan, not necessarily the Tintin reader.