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Hilarious - if you're fluent in Scots
on 13 November 2013
First of all, the Scots is very broad and this book won't work if you don't get the jokes immediately. I live abroad and though I'm 'fluent', the extra half second before the penny drops in the native language makes most jokes fall flat. If you DO get it straight away, this book is hilarious, much funnier than the English version. The plot is similar to earlier Asterix books, though not in the top rank; but more than compensated for in this translation by the rich language, the attitude, and the sly references to modern Scottish culture. If you can see why e.g. 'It's between you and me now' (English version) isn't as funny as 'See you! You're Claimed!' (Scots), then this is the version for you. I laughed out loud half a dozen times on first reading.