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#21 · Posted: 29 Jul 2004 15:59
For me, uuhhhh....
1. The Calculus Affair
2. Tintin in Tibet
3. King Ottokar's Sceptre
4. The Cigars of the Pharaoh
5. Prisoners of the Sun
6. The Seven Crystal Balls
7. The Secret of the Unicorn
8. The Blue Lotus
9. Explorers on the Moon
10. Tintin in America
Difficult, difficult....
#22 · Posted: 17 Aug 2004 09:52
My favs in no real order are:

Calculas Affair.
Seven Crystal Balls/ Temple of Sun
Flight 714
The Castafiore Emerald

And my worst are:
The Moon series
#23 · Posted: 11 Sep 2004 15:36
Well Top-Ten for me would be -

1. The Black Island (The First Tintin Book I read, just could not stop reading it over and over again).
2. Picaros (I dont know why some people dont think very highly about this book)
3. King Ottokar's Sceptre (Like somebody else said in the forum earlier, Herge really made a country Syldavia out of nowhere through the brochure).
4. Flight 714 - Full fast paced action - the sani cola gag was too good.
5. Cigars of the Pharaoh - Another great book with lot of adventure
6. Moon Series (Amazing by the way Herge depicted the entire technology 15 years before Neil Armstrong). Cololen Jorgen's presence adds the much required mystery element to it otherwise the book would have become a tad boring
8. Seven Crystal Balls/ Prisoners of the sun - Mystery and great climax
10. Land of Black Gold (It doesn't seem to be anybody's fav over here well its mine)

Honestly I do not remember Calculus Affair so much (am still searching for a copy in the store) but seems to be great since many people have put it a #1

Least Favourite -

1. The Castafiore Emerald
2. Tintin in America
#24 · Posted: 27 Dec 2004 19:39
My most favourite books are:

1. Tintin in Tibet
2. Red Sea Sharks
3. The Castafiore Emerald
4. Prisoners of the Sun
5. The Seven Crystal Balls
6. King Ottokar's Sceptre
7. Land of Black Gold
8. Destination Moon
9. Cigars of the Pharaoh
10. Tintin and the Picaros

And my least favourite books are:

1. Tintin in Congo (the worst)
2. Tintin in America
3. Shooting Star

ps. I havn´t read Soviet and Alph'Art
#25 · Posted: 22 Jan 2005 08:20
My top 5 Tintin books are:
1. Flight 747
2. Seven Crystal Balls
3. Cigars of the Pharaoh
4. Prisoners of the Sun
5. The Black Island
#26 · Posted: 22 Jan 2005 22:07
Favorites, in no particular order ...

Calculus Affair
Black Island
Castafiore Emeralds
Moon series
Crystal Balls/Prisoners
Secret of the Unicorn
Blue Lotus

Least favorite: America, Congo, Picaros, Soviets, 714
#27 · Posted: 24 Jan 2005 00:37 · Edited by: mitsuhirato
My favorite book, overall, would have to be The Blue Lotus. I simply love how Herge blends his early style with the political situation at the time. I also think the art and the story both have perfect symmetry. After that would come Tintin in Tibet, simply because it is literally like no other book in the series, and has the most positive and touching message. After that would be The Calculus Affair, because of its superb plot construction.

Although I tend to dislike Flight 714, I like all the adventures for one trait or another.
#28 · Posted: 24 Jan 2005 01:31
My favorite books (in no order)
-The Blue Lotus
-Tintin in America
-Prisoners of the Sun
-Destination Moon & Explorers on the Moon
-Calculus Affair
-Tintin in Tibet

Least favorite (although it's hard to really dislike any)
-Crab With Golden Claws
-Flight 714
#29 · Posted: 24 Jan 2005 11:56 · Edited by: OJG
It all depends on your mood at the time, but Tintin in Tibet is probably my overall favourite, but The Blue Lotus and King Ottokar's Sceptre also come close. The Calculus Affair is also up there.

At times, though, I will really get into one of the other books; there isn't one that I don't like.
#30 · Posted: 22 Feb 2005 04:32
Although it is still quite good, "The Castafiore Emerald" is my least favorite work. It really doesn't have the feel of the other adventures. Unlike the adventures where there are clear villains, there are none. Even the "Tempo di Roma" cannot be counted as real villains because they are not serious adversaries to anyone, even to the petty and easily overexcited Bianca di Castafiore (she doesn't even give a legitimate reason for not liking them). Also unlike the other adventures where there are no villains, Tintin and his friends are not looking for something the way they did in "Red Rackham's Treasure" or in "Tintin in Tibet". Hunting for the emerald was a very small part of the adventure, and it does not have same epic proportions seen in the other stories.

Too many stories, however, tie for first place, and it will be silly to list all of them...

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