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29 minutes ago, Smoothy said:

Sorry to disappoint you but the last few books are rubbish. Apart from the last one, can't remember number but it's very recent and (thankfully) not done by Uderzo.

 

Still, pretty good for free, right?

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11 hours ago, SeanR said:

 

Still, pretty good for free, right?

 

It's Asterix, despite the (later) Uderzo books being terrible, it's always good especially for free! :D 

 

9 hours ago, linkster said:

Smiled when I saw this thread title and wondered if there was some weird Notre Dame connection.


Ha so did I! :lol:

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12 hours ago, linkster said:

Smiled when I saw this thread title and wondered if there was some weird Notre Dame connection. Took me half a dozen scrolls past to realise it was ancient, and that I’d started it....

 

Well, I just threw an Asterix-related pun into the Notre Dame thread; probably a little too soon, but what the hey.

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I'm re-reading Asterix at the moment.  I think I read all, or most of them as a kid, but they were a bit too expensive to buy when I was a kid, so I borrowed them from school / libraries, etc., and I'm not sure if I've read them all or not.

 

Now I've started asking for Asterix books for christmas, so I can slowly re-read them all from the beginning, and this time hopefully get all the name-puns.

 

I didn't realise there were new books coming out.

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I used to get the from the library when I was a kid and loved them to bits. For a while now I've been gradually buying them on my Kindle (11 inch ipad pro). For a while they were a consistent 7.99 each which is a bit much (With occasional sales) but now almost all of them seem to have settled on a much more reasonable 3.99.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52016721

 

Albert Uderzo, who drew the Asterix comic books, has died at the age of 92.



 

The books, about the adventures of Gaulish warriors fighting against the Roman Empire, first appeared in the Franco-Belgian magazine Pilote in 1959.

Urderzo took over the writing following the death of his friend and original author René Goscinny in 1977.

The series continues to this day under new ownership, with the most recent book, Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter, released last October.

"Albert Uderzo died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly, after a heart attack that was not linked to the coronavirus," his son-in-law Bernard de Choisy told the AFP news agency.

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On 24/03/2020 at 11:29, Stoppy2000 said:

Sad times. Still a ripe old age. 

 

Is there any form of collected edition of the classic Asterix stories? Read some at school and would like a nice slice of nostalgia. 

 

I think all the individual books are still in print, but there's also an Asterix Omnibus set available in English.  Each volume collects three Asterix books, so they're a slightly more convenient way to buy the books.

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It felt a bit odd that the first time I read an Asterix book in decades was around the time that Uderzo passed away, though it was purely coincidental, it had been picked as my comic book book clubs title for the meeting we were supposed to have had last week (which was canceled for obvious reasons). 

 

Anyway, that book was Asterix in Britain and I wrote about how it made me feel here

 

https://barharukiya.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/asterix-in-britain-rene-goscinny-albert-uderzo/

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