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number1fan
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#1 · Posted: 27 Apr 2010 12:14
Just got the new book Hergé in His Own Words. I shall review it soon its a smart little book looks like a good read.
jock123
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#2 · Posted: 27 Apr 2010 12:51
That's good to know that it's out: do you know if it is a new version of the book from the Pompidou exhibition?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it - if it is like the Pompidou book, you should find it really interesting.
number1fan
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#3 · Posted: 27 Apr 2010 13:37
http://www.lastgasp.com/d/33620/ is this the one you are referring to Jock.
The book I have is 64 pages that book from the Pompidou centre has a staggering 1054 so its extremely condensed.
jock123
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#4 · Posted: 27 Apr 2010 13:49 · Edited by: jock123
number1fan:
is this the one you are referring to Jock.

Yes, that's the one I have.

number1fan:
The book I have is 64 pages that book from the Pompidou centre has a staggering 1054 so its extremely condensed.

I wondered because as you say they are quite different in size ("staggering" is just the right word to describe it, as it is like half a house-brick, wrapped in cardboard covers); however the design of the Pompidou book is somewhat arty, and there are lots of pages without text, just showing images, or at least with very few words on, so I don't know if you would actually get more than 64 pages of "proper" text out of it...
number1fan
Member
#5 · Posted: 27 Apr 2010 13:55 · Edited by: Moderator
Is that book in French or is it in English?
jock123:
as it is like half a house-brick, wrapped in cardboard covers

Ha-ha! Yeah! That’s what really stopped me from collecting the Chronolgie series - 6 volumes take up a lot of space.
But at least we don’t get fobbed- or ripped-off for our money: you get quite a lot of Tintin.
Did you purchase the book from the Pompidou Centre?
I’m still yet to go; I will go there soon, as I have a few long weekends coming up. Might make the trip over to Belgium.
jock123
Moderator
#6 · Posted: 27 Apr 2010 14:11 · Edited by: jock123
number1fan:
Did you purchase the book from the Pompidou centre.

Yes, as it happens, but unfortunately the weekend after the exhibition closed (I'd to be in Paris for something else, and couldn't afford to go twice... ;-/), so I got to see a lot of museum people taking down boards and peeling off a lot of little sticky pads where the captions to the exhibits had been...
I've not been very lucky with the Pompidou and surroundings: the Tintin Moon exhibition was on in a building on the far side of the square during the Eighties, but the day I was in Paris as a student, it was closed for a public holiday... I had to stand on a box and look in the window, and even then couldn’t se anything but the back of a model of Tintin in his space-suit…

number1fan:
Im still yet to go I will go there soon

I'd be interested to know if the pages of art which were donated by the Fondation are on show if you go; don't miss the roof terrace as well, as it has tremendous views over Paris.

number1fan:
I have a few long weekends coming up might make the trip over to Belgium.

You can get to Paris from Brussels quite easily, but there is more Tintin stuff to do in Brussels, that for a long weekend I'd choose to go there, if I were you.
number1fan
Member
#7 · Posted: 27 Apr 2010 18:45 · Edited by: number1fan
I will read the book take a few notes and review the book on here it will be my first time reviewing a book on here.
Rocky
Member
#8 · Posted: 4 Dec 2012 11:42 · Edited by: Rocky
Looking forward to your review. Seriously, I'm considering buying this but can't find any reviews.
Abdullah007
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#9 · Posted: 7 Mar 2013 04:01 · Edited by: Moderator
Sorry to reply to such an old thread, but could someone please enlighten me as to what the “6 volume set” is, to which number1fan refers? Is that the same as Phillipe Goddin's series?

Moderator Note: Yes it’s the Hergé, chronologie d'une oeuvre series by M. Goddin; number1fan mentions it as the Chronolgie in his post, and it was standing at six volumes at the point at which the post was made, although a seventh volume has been published since then.
The punctuation of the post was slightly confusing, so it has been made a little clearer to avoid any future confusion!
The Tintinologist Team
Rocky
Member
#10 · Posted: 7 Mar 2013 11:24
And I'm still waiting for a review of Hergé in His Own Words.

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