Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Book Review: Asterix and the Golden Sickle by R. Goscinny et al.

Asterix and the Golden Sickle written by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo

Village druid Getafix has a big problem. He's broken his golden sickle and can't harvest mistletoe for his potions. He's about to go to the annual conference of Gaulish druids. Asterix and his friend Obelix volunteer to make the journey to Lutetia (modern day Paris) to buy a new sickle from famed artisan Metallurgix. The trip is full of perils (wolves, bandits, Romans, bad puns, etc.). The city has even greater perils, as they discover a sickle-trafficking gang has kidnapped Metallurgix. Comedic adventures ensue.

The story is fun and quick, a typical Asterix adventure. Recommended.

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