Asterix in Britain

by Rene Goscinny | Humor |
ISBN: 0752866192 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/10/2012
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, January 19, 2012
I've enjoyed many books in the Asterix series; the goofy, punny action and the riffs on historical facts and legends (plus some pop-culture references) are great fun. This one's been on my keeper shelves for some time now and I think it's time it went traveling.

[The TV Tropes page on the series is entertaining as well.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, February 06, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (2/7/2012 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm adding this book to k00kaburra's Ancient World bookbox; hope someone enjoys it! [The mailing order is in this forum thread, and the bookbox journal can be seen here.] The box will be on its way soon.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
I'll be reading this one before I send the box on. I've heard many times here on BC about Asterix comics, but never seen one before. I'm nearly half finished already. Thanks for sharing this, GoryD!

Later the same day - I really enjoyed this, quirkily charming! I enjoyed noticing the little special touches, the Roman numerals, the quirky names, and the stereotypical British/Scottish characters. Charming! Thanks again to GoryD for sharing this! This will be going back into the box and on to the next participant.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmaryzeewing at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (3/31/2012 UTC) at Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Going out to the next participant in K00kaburra's Ancient Societies bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Monday, April 16, 2012
Yaaaay! Comics!

I do so love graphic novels.

Journal Entry 6 by wingk00kaburrawing at San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Tried to read this, but my sense of humor doesn't quite line up with Asterix. The faux-ancient Latinish names started driving me nuts after a while. My husband was a bit amused by my intolerance, since this is supposedly one of the "classics" of 1960s comics. (His description, but since he worked in a comic book shop for four years I reckon he'd know.)

Journal Entry 7 by wingk00kaburrawing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (7/2/2013 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Journal Entry 8 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, September 19, 2013
Yay!! Asterix!! I love Asterix! I think I've read them all as a kid, and for a while my wish was to visit Asterix Park in France and meet the real Asterix (yeah right). I love Tin Tin too but I like Asterix because it's goofier.

Anyway, real happy to see one as it's hard to find in the U.S., I rarely find them in used bookstores or libraries, and I am sure there are jokes that I didn't catch as a kid that I can appreciate now. Thanks so much for sharing. And I will try to let the book go at some point...

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