Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Calculus Affair-The adventures of Tintin

Author: Herge

"The Calculus Affair" is the eighteenth of The Adventures of Tintin series, written and illustrated by Herge,the famous Belgian cartoonist.Tintin, the boy detective along with his dog Snowy and Captain Haddock travel to Geneva and then to a fictional country of Eastern Europe in search of the absent minded Professor Calculus,who had somehow got into trouble due to his new invention.
Tintin is as calm and composed as usual, while Captain Haddock is as furious as always. An insurance agent occupies Captain Haddock’s residence, and Haddocks comment that “I’m insured against everything under the sun except insurance agents" is quite amusing and very true in the real world.

Professor Calculus, the foolish scientist makes one wonder how can someone be so absent-minded? As long he’s there in the scene, every object made of glass break in Captain Haddock’s house. He is kidnapped during his journey towards Geneva, Tin Tin and Haddock set to search Professor Calculus without even realizing that Calculus had left to Geneva. The rest of the story is about how they accomplish their mission, as every spy story in the world would vouch to; Tintin and company manage to escape unthinkable situations in unimaginable ways.

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