Tintin - Delighted First Readings

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Tom McCarthy, in unearthing the secrets of Herge's oeuvre, makes some bold claims for Tintin's creator, finds Killian Fox

Review of Tintin And The Secret Of Literature by Tom McCarthy in The Observer:

The pleasure of reading it derives precisely from its author's obsessive approach, his breathtaking grasp of the oeuvre and the sheer exuberance with which he tackles his subject, showing us just how rich with detail and complexity Herge painted his world. McCarthy's saving grace, though he takes Tintin very seriously indeed, is the humour with which he peppers his analysis and the obvious joy he takes from his area of study, a joy that transcends the critical and stems from the delighted first readings of a child.

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