Tin Tin, no Rin

Joseph Susanka says that six of his seven sons love the Adventures of Tin Tin by Hergé (and I gather the seventh’s preferences are still unknown). I know almost nothing about Tin Tin, but given that Joseph is sound on Miyazaki I’m wondering which book to start with.

(Any comments, Joseph?)

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  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/summathissummathat Joseph Susanka

    There is no wrong answer to this question, Will. (Except maybe “In the Land of the Soviets” or “In the Congo.” Those are odd.)

    I think I’d recommend one of the two-parters: “Secret of the Unicorn” and “Red Rackha’s Treasure,” or “Cigars of the Pharoah” and “The Blue Lotus.” (I think that second option is where I began, come to think of it.)

    Let me reiterate, though. There are no wrong answers. They are interconnected in various ways, but none of those details are necessary for understanding or appreciation. Pick one up and see if you like it. If you do, pick up another. Enjoy!

    They’re not like Miyazaki, though.

    • Will Duquette

      Not Miyazaki, but those who are trustworthy in large things are most likely trustworthy in things of unknown size. :-)

      • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/summathissummathat Joseph Susanka

        Would that this were true, Will. But I have found my tastes to be entirely unreliable.

        Definitely let me know what you think of Volume #1. That’s a great starting point.

  • Will Duquette

    The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 1 has “Tintin in America”, “Cigars of the Pharaoh”, and “The Blue Lotus”. So I went with that: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316359408?selectObb=new