Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting every time, 24 April 2010
This review is from: The Red Sea Sharks (The Adventures of Tintin) (Paperback)
This book is definitely the best of the Tintin series, and could even be my all-time favourite graphic novel. Believe me, I've read a few as well.
Herge's novels are never boring. Even when Tintin, Captain Haddock or any of their comrades aren't in peril, there's something to amuse or amaze in there. But The Red Sea Sharks takes it to a new level.
Tintin always seems to stumble upon adventure in the most ordinary places. In this case, it begins in front of a movie theatre, and running into old friend General Alcazar. Next comes a misplaced wallet that can't be returned and the reappearance of the endlessly impish Prince Abdullah (son of the Emir of Khemed) at Marlinspike Hall. But then things go from trying to chilling when Tintin finds out that General Alcazar was in Europe buying up military hardware from an illicit supplier. Tintin is compelled to intervene when this supplier helps to back a coup in Khemed and the Emir goes into hiding.
It's everything you expect from a Tintin novel; laughs take the form of such things as Abdullah's practical jokes, Captain Haddock's attempt at horse-riding, Snowy stealing dinner from a cheetah and a confusion of orders leading to rebel pilots firing on their troops. But it's the exciting parts that win me over. You could swear you're watching a movie rather than reading a book. The book shifts through a plane crash, a flight through the desert, an aerial attack in the middle of the sea, the exposure of a shocking illicit trade in human lives, and it all finally climaxes in a nail-biting cat-and-mouse chase between an old freighter and a lethal submarine.
Buy it. You shall not be disappointed.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Hertfordshire, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 442,540