The classic graphic novel When his old friend Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab is overthrown by Sheikh Bab El Ehr, Tintin goes to his aid But before Tintin can help return his friend to power, he will have to survive shipwrecks, fires, and worst of all, Abdullah, the emir s rotten son....
|Title||:||The Adventures of Tintin. The Red Sea Sharks|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Auflage American 30 September 1976|
|Number of Pages||:||62 Seiten|
|File Size||:||565 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Adventures of Tintin. The Red Sea Sharks Reviews
The print and paper quality is far lower than earlier editions of the TIntin books. It's a shame, because that detracts from the pleasure of reading it.
This is Herge in the 1950s, his art having reached a fully mature style. There's just something so open and exciting about this book -- the exotic locale, the breathless adventure and palpable danger, the complex political scenario. First-rate stuff, marred, alas, by a patronizing portrayal of black Muslims being sold into slavery. It's racist, but at any rate considerably less so than "Tintin in the Congo."
In This Comic They Meet Skut An Esthonain That Helped Them Complete This Adventure . Abdullah Also Returns In This Comic (See The Land Of Black Gold ) Quite A Good Book .
I think this book has a great plot, slave traders. Its also really funny in the beginning because Abdullah, the Emir's son is there.
I wan to clarify this review by saying I loved reading these books when I was a kid, so I bought a bunch for my niece and nephew. Upon receiving the books I noticed something was off. I had an older copy of The Red Sea Sharks around, so I compared the two and was shocked to see the dialogue lettering was completely different in the new version. The newer digitally typeset lettering detracts from the experience of the book compared to the older hand lettering. Among other things, large areas of white space are left unfilled, which disconnects the flow of the eye. I returned all the books I ordered because of this unnecessary change. These books were so great as they were. Why on earth would you change them? Blistering Barnacles! Visigoths! Poltroons!
The brat Abdullah returns to torment Captain Haddock, this time at Marlinspike, where Abdullah has been sent for safekeeping. This is because there is political intrigue in Khemed, the Middle Eastern emirate of his father Ben Kalish Ezab. Things are very bad for Haddock as he explodes at the very loud, nasty tricks of this little pest. But they are no good for the Emir either, who gets deposed by his rival, Sheik Bab El Ehr (see "Tintin in the Land of Black Gold" for background on the rivalry). Tintin and Captain Haddock go to rescue the Emir. So Nestor the butler, setting aside a typically unfocused Professor Calculus, has to endure Abdullah alone.Before leaving for Khemed, Tintin gets an introduction to what is going on with the Emir without really knowing it. Tintin's old enemy Dawson is selling combat aircraft. In Europe, he is negotiating sales to General Alcazar, Tintin's old friend who is seeking to throw out his political rival. But later, from the Emir, Tintin finds out Dawson has sold aircraft ("Mosquitos") to Bab El Ehr that were instrumental in deposing the Emir. He also learns that old enemy Rastapopoulos, under a new alias the Marquis di Gorgonzola, was instrumental in putting Bab El Ehr in power.After secretly visiting the Emir's residence in exile, Tintin and the Captain are hunted by Bab El Ehr's men and become castaways after their sambuk is sunk by Mosquitos. Who is dispatching the Mosquitos? Another of Tintin's old enemies, Dr. Muller (Mull Pasha here). However, they rescue the pilot of one they shoot down, and Skut becomes a friend. Rastapopoulos picks them up on his luxury liner only after the insistence of his passengers, but immediately dumps his two enemies and Skut on a trawler commanded by another old enemy of both Tintin and Haddock, Captain Allan. I will give no more plot away; suffice it to say that the bad guys were engaging in another hideous activity that had to be altered for the video/DVD versions of the book. So, after a land-based adventure in "The Calculus Affair," Tintin and the Captain are out on the high seas again.Captain Haddock once remarked in "Destination Moon," when an object hit Atomic Center Director Mr. Baxter's nose, "I thought that sort of thing only happened to me." In "The Red Sea Sharks," that comment hits home as everything one can imagine in terms of slapstick and accidents happens to Haddock. He explodes again and again, even in the last panels, in a chuckle-inducing conclusion involving Jolyon Wagg (yes, another old character). It is so loud that the reader almost becomes Haddock, experiencing his frustration. Unfortunately, his tribulations are not all humorous; there is an ugly scene when he is decked on a further ill-fated plane flight back to Beirut after he and Tintin had been told they could not enter Wadesah, Khemed's capital.Herge relied heavily on old characters to weave a new story, as shown above (Senhor Oliveira de Figueira is of course in the story too). With so many books behind him now, he had a big and interesting pool to draw from, but then more originality is wanted too. Indeed, the only new person of any import introduced is Skut. Herge presents his recurring themes of disdain for arms dealing, political coups, and corruption, but the overall story lacks the passion of his best works. It is more like "The Odyssey" in the sense of a journey into continual danger and pursuit (and, for the Captain, humiliation), with of course the unpleasant aspects unique to this particular story. The sense of being hunted, crudity, and unpleasant tension dominate "The Red Sea Sharks"; the reader rarely feels good. Furthermore, the ending is mixed in terms of results, some of which Herge displays through incomplete newspaper headings and stories. The Captain and Tintin return to Marlinspike without a clear-cut victory or even a direct hand in some of the developments, and Herge seems to expect the reader to realize that the world is not a place for idealism, even though goodness and idealism shine in so many other Tintin books. Three and a half stars, rounded up to four. Yet Herge returns to idealism, and how, in his next Tintin book, "Tintin in Tibet."
Belgian artist Herge wrote many adventures for his cartoon hero Tintin, a young journalist, of which "The Red Sea Sharks" may be one of the most thrilling. This story, originally published in 1958, includes Tintin's faithful dog Snowy, his seafaring friend Captain Haddock, and a variety of recurring characters from earlier adventures.As the story opens, Captain Haddock and Tintin have a chance encounter with General Alcazar, once dictator of San Theodoros. The General leaves behind his wallet; in attempting to return it, Tintin becomes aware of a gun-running operation. At the same time, Captain Haddock's Marlinspike Mansion becomes a place of refuge for Abdullah, the impish son of Emir Ezab, deposed by a coup in the Arabian Emirate of Khemed. The threats of two mysteries seem to come together in Khemed, so Tintin and the Captain hit the road."The Red Sea Sharks" features one thrilling sequence after another, as Tintin and Captain Haddock face an aircraft fire, pursuit by rebel forces across the desert, and an aborted escape by dhow across the Red Sea. Along the way, the two will fall afoul of perpetual series villain Rastapopoulos. In a thrilling climax, Tintin and Captain Haddock end up in charge of an unarmed freighter filled with human cargo, facing a rogue submarine out to sink them all."The Red Sea Sharks" features Herge's simple but powerful artwork and a well-constructed storyline that seems remarkably fresh despite a considerable passage of time. This adventure is very highly recommended to Tintin fans of all ages.
tin tin the classic I liked the glossy paper which was not the case in old days so it is more durable
even professors read graphic novels.