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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A collection of 12 new stories - all linked by the theme of Asterix's anniversary celebration. Get A Copy. Hardcover , 56 pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How do you get on to the reading part of it? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. What would our heroes be like in the year 1 AD?
It's amusing to find out, but let's face it, the perpetual 50 BC they are stuck in is more fun, so let's return there after out glimpse of the future How old are our heroes, anyway?
Why aren't they married? What should they get as Birthday Gifts? How many characters from previous adventures will show up to celebrate? How will Caesar try to ruin the party? How many artistic styles and famous paintings can Uderzo parody amazingly well?
Just how surreal can one Asterix book get??? This has to be the most bonkers Asterix book of them all - by some considerable stretch! Best appreciated by those most familiar with the entire history of the village of Indomitable Gauls still holding out against the invaders Apr 14, Craig Sisterson rated it liked it.
Long before movies like Shrek or Finding Nemo offered multilayered humour and storylines to entertain children and adults alike, there was Asterix; a vibrant French comic strip that could provoke belly-laughs with its satire and slapstick, while weaving in thoughtful commentary on history, politics, and culture.
The fun-filled adventures of a pint-sized Gaul and his friends, with meaning beneath the merriment. However, those anticipating a brand-new Asterix adventure will be a touch disappointed; this is more a homage to the beloved characters, and the fantastic series. Recommended for longtime Asterix fans and collectors, rather than those wanting the best introduction to the mirth, mischief and magic of the indomitable Gauls. Nov 08, Bronwyn rated it did not like it Shelves: wollongong-library , illustrated , childrens , funny , stage It just skipped around a lot!
Sep 03, Joseph R. This Asterix story celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of an Asterix story in Rene Goscinny died in November , but material that he had developed prior to his death has been included in this story. The story starts with a look at what Asterix and Obelix would be like if they actually aged and were in their retirement years. It's a comic nightmare that soon ends as a dream sequence.
Their Gaulish village sends Asterix and Obelix off on a boar hunt. Meanwhile, the This Asterix story celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of an Asterix story in Meanwhile, the villagers plan a birthday party for the two. Different people come up with different presents, including Laurensolivius's film treatment of their lives! The book is an entertaining tribute to the pair of adventurers but not a great adventure in and of itself. There's a lot of mock art, like a statue of Obelix as Rodin's The Thinker and one of the village ladies as Mona Lisa, an interesting and different thing for an Asterix comic.
Recommended for Asterix fans--you need to have a little background to appreciate this. And while I did not read all of the other novels I read enough to understand most of these beautiful references to them. I really enjoyed reading it and it left me promising to read more of these.
If you expect a real plot, you might want to read something different. Feb 13, Biondatina rated it liked it Shelves: comics-graphic-novels. I was a bit disappointed in the beginning cause i thought i would read another Asterix - Obelix adventure but the Golden Book is dedicated to the celebration of their birthdays. Twelve short stories, various villagers, friends and characters from the previous issues reveal, tell and share stories and anecdotes from the lives of our heroes.
Not interesting. Not a true Asterix book. Dec 10, Engel Dreizehn rated it really liked it. A hilarious birthday celebration for the entire Asterix series, delighted to see cameos appearances of certain characters and poking fun at great works of art and culture at the same time.
Mar 23, Francis Pellow rated it did not like it. A compilation of short stories with some funny moments but nothing special overall. Jan 16, Kimberley doruyter rated it liked it. Feb 26, Anna rated it it was ok.
Random snippets of Asterix and Obelix paraphernalia, on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. May 15, Abhee Subramani added it. Well, that's the last of the Asterix volumes which both Goscinny and Uderzo had a hand in. It's been a hell of a journey. Aug 12, Luis Tormento rated it really liked it. The story begins in the year 1 AD, fifty years after 50 BC, when all the other books are set.
The characters are introduced, but aged fifty years. Some [[Artisan craftsmen]], [[tradesmen]] or [[Gallic Wars Gallic warriors]] already have children or grandchildren. Uderzo appears in the strip and has a joke at the Gauls' expense, leading Obelix to hit him. Uderzo then decides that ageing the Gauls 50 years was not such a good idea.
Back in 50 BC, in the same village in which the birthdays of [[Aste The story begins in the year 1 AD, fifty years after 50 BC, when all the other books are set. Back in 50 BC, in the same village in which the birthdays of [[Asterix character Asterix]] and [[Obelix]], which happen to be the same day, are celebrated. Obelix can't read Panacea's letter, so he gets an old alphabet book from Getafix.
However, he is still unable to understand what the letter says, until Asterix helped him, and Obelix, in his anger, then threw the alphabet book to Getafix. Then [[List of Asterix characters Geriatrix Geriatrix]], jealous of the two [[Gauls]], criticises them and makes a rather negative description using a [[Magnetic resonance imaging]] picture.
At a great feast, many recurring or important characters of the adventures of Asterix, from all nationalities, appear. Each one of them offers his gift to the hero ''[[List of Asterix characters Others Ekonomikrisis]]'' offers a guide [[Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield Coquelus]], [[List of Asterix characters Cacofonix Cacofonix]] his [[sheet music]], [[Asterix and the Goths Valueaddedtax]] new magic potions They also made some proposals for the future clothes changing, marriage, amusement park, theater, art visual, etc.
Caesar was reluctant to come to the birthday party when they were both invited. However, he yielded to the wishes of his lady, who reminded him of the protection Asterix and Obelix gave to Caesarion [[Asterix and Son]]. However, Getafix manages to outsmart this move, as the [[List of Asterix characters Centurions centurions]], to whom he had entrusted the mission, drank the wine supposedly as a toast to Caesar's health, giving them the runs.
Text extracted from Wikipedia Shelves: yreadings , g-picture-books. If you are looking for a traditional Asterix's adventure or you don't know which story pick up to start your voyage in the beautiful world of the little Gaul, stay away from this book. This book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the series where the birthdays of Asterix and Obelix give the chance to show some characters from others stories, to have fun with parodies of paintings, sculptures, records and movies, so if you don't know Asterix and his friends you can't enjoy If you are looking for a traditional Asterix's adventure or you don't know which story pick up to start your voyage in the beautiful world of the little Gaul, stay away from this book.
This book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the series where the birthdays of Asterix and Obelix give the chance to show some characters from others stories, to have fun with parodies of paintings, sculptures, records and movies, so if you don't know Asterix and his friends you can't enjoy or even understand the book.
At the beginning there is a brief but very touching message from Anne Goscinny, the daughter of the writer who died in I liked the book and it made me want to reread the whole series.
Asterix & Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book
The album, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the series, was released on 22 October The album begins with a preface where Uderzo replies to the critics of his solo work, especially in regards to the previous album, Asterix and the Falling Sky. He also says The Golden Book is not a whole story, but a succession of short stories celebrating the 50th anniversary of the hero. The story begins in the year 1 AD, fifty years after 50 BC, when all the other books are set. The characters are introduced, but aged fifty years.
Asterix & Obelix's Birthday : The Golden Book (Asterix) [Paperback]
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