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An extraordinary novel,
This review is from: Tintin in the New World: A Romance (Kindle Edition)
Whereas other readers seem to have encountered frustration in their hope of reading something of a continuation of or sequel to Herge's books, it was a great pleasure for me to find in this novel a much more humanized Tintin, one who truly struggles. Who suffers lust, and despair. It is an extraordinary piece of work, not to be downplayed for its more complex reflections on youth, love, justice and revolution. Tuten commands growth, and thus Tintin is raised into a full-grown man. Of course this doesn't explain what I truly love about the novel, which is its language. Among my favorite passages are those of Tintin's sidekick Snowy, astute but ever true to his role of loyal canine companion.
"It's his fit...the misery-mama fit that comes over all of them, young and old...these human creatures moan all their lives over for that lost den and those delicious wet teats..."
Much of the novel is also in dialogue (between Thomas Mann's Herr Peeperkorn, Clavdia Chauchat, Naphta and Settembrini), which reads quickly, is absorbing and witty.
As with Tuten's other novels, there is playfulness, laughter and sadness.
To give readers new to Frederic Tuten a better idea of what they're in for, there is a wonderful story online, the Odyssey as experienced by Popeye: [...]