Margot (midnight_birth) wrote in margot_quotes,

Tintin in America by Hergé.


Title: Tintin in America.
Author: Hergé.
Genre: Fiction, graphic novel, humour, adventure, mystery, crime.
Country: Belgium.
Language: French.
Publication Date: 1932.
Summary: Tintin comes to the United States to clean up the mean streets of Chicago. He quickly outsmarts a group of gangsters, but one gets away! Tintin tracks the bandit into the Wild West, but in this foreign land full of tricks, traps and obstacles, it seems like everyone is out to get him - the mob, the Natives, and even the infamous Al Capone! Will Tintin find someone he can trust, crack the case, and make it back home in one piece?

My rating: 8/10.
My preview:

♥ "You're Tintin?... Ok... Someone took your dog. Ransom. You're stuck, huh? Right, ain't I?... Good... See? Nobody can fool me for one instant, no siree!... Let me introduce myself: Mike MacAdam, hotel detective.

"H-how d-'you do?"

"Mind if I begin detecting? Right, here's the picture... Your dog's asleep. Someone comes in. Chloro-forms the pooch. Puts him in a sack... the kidnapper is thirty-three years and six weeks old. Speaks English with an Eskimo accent. Smokes "Paper Dollar" cigarettes. Wears an undershirt and has matching garters... Easily identified by a tattoo-mark on his left shoulder-blade... The kidnapper has a slight limp with the right foot; cut himself trimming a corn the day before yesterday. And one more detail: snored in his sleep... When I tell you, sir, his grandfather was scalped by the Sioux forty years ago, and he has a profound dislike for birdnest soup, you know everything I've spotted from a quick look round. I'll be back within the hour... with your dog, of course."

"What powers of deduction!... And what assurance!... A real Sherlock Holmes! I really didn't think detectives like that existed, except in books!"
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