Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Well I never...

I've just finished reading some of a Tintin story, Cigars Of The Pharaoh, to my wee boy.

I've never read any of the stories before and I'm not sure why. The wee man can't rightly say why he chose it in the bookshop either, but I'm glad he did.

First published in 1955 some of it seems hopelessly outdated now, such as the terribly un-PC illustration here but a good story's a good story and it fairly zips along in the best traditions of the comic strip.

The bowler hatted Thomson Twins are iconic as is little Snowy the dog and there's almost a Marx Brothers quality to the setting and some of the slapstick setpieces. I can't wait to read on and what a joy to discover there are another 23 stories waiting for us...

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