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Posted September 21, 2003
Not one of Herge's best, yet still highly interesting.Captain Haddock is still his lively self,and has some classic moments. The Thompson Twins make an appearance, and the book is altogether quite satisfying.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 6, 2002
Look What the Goat Created!
"All aboard the bus-no, sorry, the rocket-to the Moon..." So declares the Captain, in fits of laughter-and this, unbeknownst to him, was to have hard-hitting consequences... The Moon adventure is deservedly one of the best-known in the series but, as in 'Secret of the Unicorn', it's obviously one of two and takes a while to get into its stride. At times the scientific banter can get a little anal, but this is relieved by the comic set-pieces, like the Thom(p)sons trying to arrest a skeleton, or poor old Captain blundering along in a universe that really seems to have it in for him... This is notable for showing a whole new layer to Calculus-one, as multi-talented genius (who could have guessed that someone who started out as a home inventor would get embroiled in rocket science?) and the other as having a temper that rivals, if not succeeds, the more immediately visible one of the Captain- "ACTING THE GOAT?!!!!!" As funny and vivid as ever, but roll on Part 2...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.