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Book Title: Asterix in Switzerland|
The author of the book: René Goscinny
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.21 MB
Date of issue: October 21st 2004
ISBN 13: 9780752866352
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Asterix in Switzerland is another one of the books that we didn't actually have when I was a kid, we had the cover, and a page or two, but the rest was missing. (like Obelix and Co., and Asterix and the Cauldron)
This is one of the best I've read for story, in that there's a twist...a Roman who's an ally, and needs help against...another Roman!
The Roman Auditor arrives in the midst of an orgy, to review the accounts of a wealthy province of Gaul that pretends to be poor (the money we see ends up in the pockets of the Governor and his subordinate) but has a lavish palace.
The auditor is poisoned by the governor, and the auditor reveals to his bodyguard/driver that Caesar often complained of the Gaulish village and their druid...Getafix. The bodyguard is dispatched to find our Druid, and hopefully be able to save his boss.
When he arrives in the village, Getafix agrees to help, because as a druid he must help everyone he tells our heroes. They go with him, and he arrives in time to diagnose the poisoning, which he keeps to himself, until explaining to Asterix that he's taking the auditor "hostage" while A&O go look for a necessary ingredient in the Swiss Alps, so that he's not murdered while recovering. The Governor is far too willing to agree, because he figures either way his problem is gone.
So Getafix, the auditor and bodyguard return to our village, and Asterix and Obelix go to Switzerland, where they run into swiss cheese, yodelling, fondue, neutrality, and a banker with tight vaults that he doesn't ask questions about (Zurix is his name). So there's some jokes about the Swiss, and the boys eventually find their specific ingredient on top of one of the Alps, which they climb roped together with other Swiss, because Obelix is hung over and sick from the cold and all the cheese. (So they also invented tying in to your climbing partner).
When they arrive back in the village, the governor (Varius Flavus) is already there, and nervous because he expected the auditor to be dead by now...the auditor (Vexatius Sinunitis) recovers and knocks Flavus into the sky, promising to expose his corruption and send him to the Colosseum and Lions.
In a new turn, the first time ever, a Roman is invited to the village banquet, something we have never seen before in Asterix books.
Between that, the ally Roman, and the serious nature of attempted murder, this is one of the more "adult" Asterix books, and probably why it holds up so well.
Read information about the authorRené Goscinny was a French author, editor and humorist, who is best known for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series' golden age).
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