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Tintin in Tibet (The Adventures of Tintin) Album – 26 Sep 2012

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  • Album: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont; New edition edition (26 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405206314
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405206310
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 0.4 x 29.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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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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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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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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“Tintin in Tibet” is one of the most popular Tintin comics. It's the only Tintin album ever to be translated to Tibetan, and has received a posthumous prize from the Dalai Lama. It was published in 1958-60, exactly when the crisis over Tibet's relationship to China culminated. The Western Yeti craze probably culminated at pretty much the same time. Nepal, where part of the plot is set, had also been in the media lime light due to a certain expedition on Mount Everest…

Personally, I consider “Tintin in Tibet” so-so. The story contains too much slapstick and blistering barnacles for my taste, but I admit that the central plot is interesting. Tintin and crazy old Archibald Haddock travel to Nepal and Tibet in search for Chang, an old friend of Tintin believed to be dead after a plane crash in the Himalayas. In reality, Chang is alive…but not quite well, having been abducted by the Abominable Snowman!

As far as I know, this is Hergé's only foray into cryptozoology. Hergé was a friend of Bernard Heuvelmans, the “father” of cryptozoology, and discussed the Yeti issue with him. He also interviewed a mountaineer who claimed to have seen the beast in situ. In Hergé's version, the Yeti is described as lonely and misunderstood, rather than dangerous. There are obvious parallels to the gorilla in “The Dark Island”. Although our heroes manage to rescue Chang, the story nevertheless ends on a pessimistic note, with Tintin expressing fear that the Yeti might be caught (and killed?) by some of the expeditions looking for him...

Telepathy, Tibetan Buddhism and levitating monks are all part of the story, and the Sherpa character Tharkey is apparently based on a real person (sic), but the political angle is noticeable by its complete absence.
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An undying classic. Beautiful artwork, exciting story, great comical moments. I discovered Tintin through this book when I was about 5 or 6, and now my 5-year-old loves this book too. Recommended for young and old.
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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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