- Age Range: 10 - 13 years
- Grade Level: 5 - 8
- Paperback: 239 pages
- Publisher: Black Classic Press, Inprint Editions (June 23, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580730337
- ISBN-13: 978-1580730334
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,985,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tintin in the New World: A Romance Paperback – June 23, 2005
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With this confrontation, Tuten attempts to draw shake Tintin's placid, upper-class lifestyle, to finally decide if this "blond elf" is boy or man.
Alas, he falls short, beginning with the way in which Tintin finally exits childhood and innocence: he gets laid, leading to a breathtakingly long fantasy of Tintin's future life with Claudia, and his decline. Poor Tuten. He approaches the pitfalls of Tintin's growing up with little of the subtle humor and skill of Herge's comic. The now-pubescent Tintin broods, undergoes physical changes, lashes out at Peeperkorn's descriptions of Claudia's frivolities, and murders him: an act which is far more indicative of the losses of innocence and conscience of growing up than sex. Alas, Tuten handles Tintin with too much seriousness.Read more ›
"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: [...]
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Tuten's book is a fun read, giving someone like me - familiar w/ Tintin but not ever read a book in the series - a foundation for the young, continent-hopping sleuth (w/ his trusty... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jim Moore
I got my book super fast and in fabulous condition! But the book is for an older audience not really child frendly. Read morePublished on May 19, 2014 by Brenda S.
I read Frederic Tuten's book TINTIN IN THE NEW WORLD a few months ago and -- to my surprise -- it kind of caught me in the throat. Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by Movie lover
Ok, here's the thing about Frederic Tuten: being a true pioneer in the world of fiction, most the world has no idea how to read him. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Benjamin Janse
This is one of the big books. It's rare you find a novel of this scope, one that sets out to tackle the big questions, and reminds you of what literature is really about. Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by S. R. G.
A masterpiece of a distinctly different character from Frederic Tuten's other novels (they each have a flavor all their own). Read morePublished on December 22, 2011 by Lil' Blackie1956
Don't expect this book to be the typical Tintin adventure. Tintin the grown up goes through the trials and tribulations of raging hormones, requited love and callous rejection, and... Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by whymwham
This book is trash. A lousy concept that is horribly executed. The only book that I have ever read that I firmly believe should be burned. Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by audioman