Tintin in the New World: A Romance

Tintin in the New World: A Romance

by Frederic Tuten
     
 

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In this imaginative novel by Frederick Tuten, the author has dared to reimagine Tintin; the central character from Belgian artist Herge's comic book series, The Adventures of Tintin. In this story, Tintin, world traveler and reporter is once again joined by his fellow adventurers , Captain Haddock and his dog Snowy as they travel to the Inca city of Machu Picchu…  See more details below

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In this imaginative novel by Frederick Tuten, the author has dared to reimagine Tintin; the central character from Belgian artist Herge's comic book series, The Adventures of Tintin. In this story, Tintin, world traveler and reporter is once again joined by his fellow adventurers , Captain Haddock and his dog Snowy as they travel to the Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru whre they meet Clavdia Chauchat. Along the way, Tintin has his first adult adventures, falls in love and becomes involved in life's more complex questions.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A playfully postmodern novel of ideas centers around the enduringly popular French cartoon character. (Feb.)
Library Journal
For years, Belgian artist Herge's comic book series, The Adventures of Tintin , has delighted children--and adults--with its meticulously drawn and brilliantly colored cartoons, exciting stories, slapstick humor, and memorable and eccentric characters. Now on the tenth anniversary of Herge's death, novelist Tuten ( The Adventures of Mao on the Long March , LJ 12/1/71; Tallien , LJ 3/15/88) has reimagined the Tintin tale. A mysterious letter summons our intrepid boy-reporter and his trusty companions--Snowy, the little white terrier with a mind of his own, and the hard-drinking Captain Haddock--to the Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru where they meet Clavdia Chauchat, Herr Peeperkorn and several other characters from Thomas Mann's classic novel, The Magic Mountain. Tintin falls in love, has his first sexual affair, and engages in endless philosophical and intellectual discussions. Fans of the original Herge books will find this a pretentious bore, an example of the kind of pomposity Herge loved to mock. Most libraries can pass; save your money for the real thing. --Wilda Williams, ``Library Journal''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580730334
Publisher:
Black Classic Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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