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The Romans capture the Soothsayer, and things get really crazy. Part of the plot was also used in the first live-action Asterix film, Asterix and Obelix vs Caesar. Insgesamt ist der Film gut gezeichnet und witzig. Aug 24, Edward Davies rated it it was amazing. You can see a picture of it at Getty Images. Far from my favorite in the series.

We know that can be dangerous. His mental torture at the hands of the Romans, in particular, is hilarious and squirm-worthy, all at the same time. With Getafix away from the village at a druid convention, the Gauls take shelter from a fierce thunderstorm in the chief’s house, fearing that the storm is a sign that Taranis, god of thunder, is angry with them. I could easily see his character played by John Cleese teaching his men to attack someone with a grape.

Their line of ships was out of formation. Hearing of the situation, he concocts a witty plan by which to drive out the Romans and teach the villagers a lesson.

They return from their expedition to find some Roman officials there to investigate the report of the village being taken in the village. In order to design our website optimally for you and to continuously improve it, we use cookies. Nov 21, Sara added it. Further on, on page 37, the whole village poses, well before the camera was ever invented.

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In the end as always, it all becomes just as we remember, a big feast at znd end. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Voluptuous Arteriosclerosis brings out asyerix pair of dice, with numbers in Roman numerals, of course, instead of pips. Trivia About Asterix and the S Using a number of unidentified ingredients in his cauldron, the Druid literally raises such a stink that even the powerful Obelix is affected. This is another one at the top of the list, with, for me, some laugh out loud moments, including Caius Faitpalgugus, one of my favorite names.

Shortly after the Roman commander sends anx messenger to report all of Gaul has been pacified, a foul stench erupts over the village, turning all who breathe it a noxious hue. Prolix returns to the village and claims that they are now cursed, and their village will soon emit a foul stench that will turn all that breathe it a noxious hue.

The Gauls return home sinking astegix pirate ship that had anchored for the night between the island and the village on the way ; however, despite everything, a lot of the village wives still believe Prolix is a real soothsayer because he told them things asteix wanted to hear.

The redundant interactions between soothsayer and centurion wear. That said, I love this book. Views Read Edit View history.

It was a bit of a hot mess. In English, the Optio speaks in an over-formal, pompous way but using rather bad English. Samo se bojim kako ih pola ne bi shvatilo. This book tells us not to believe to soothsayer. Everyone believe his every word – except for Asterix of course. The Secret of the Magic Potion. Prolix returns to Compendium and reports that the Gauls have left. soothsayrr

As much as I enjoy the trips to other countries and the endless bounty of fresh wordplay and historical references zoothsayer provide, I love the stories set in the Village. Similar in many ways to Asterix and the Roman Agent, this sort of homage to An Inspector Calls is filled with chucklesome moments of mirth.


The Optio brings Prolix before the Centurion, who decides to make use of the imposter’s persuasive voice. Just a moment while we asrerix you in to your Goodreads account.

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Albo dichiaratamente asteerix gli indovini e i veggenti e a favore dell’emancipazione femminile le donne qui per la prima volta bevono la pozione magica. Btw, Toutatis is a real celtic god, albeit with a slightly different spelling, some traces of it have been found in the Arverne region: Asterix will have his job cut out for him as he battles to reveal the real Prolix before it is too late.

It made me recall a quote – “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. It was a dark and stormy night, and a sinister visitor has arrived in the little Gaulish village where Asterix lives. Now xnd credulous villagers believe every word he says, but Asterix has his woothsayer of the smooth-talking Prolix. Feb 13, Richie Brown rated it really liked it.

Asterix and the Soothsayer (Asterix, #19) by René Goscinny

Here we see a reference to the priestly role of the Druid, when Vitalstatistix begs Getafix to “appease the anger of the Gods, which has fallen upon our poor village. We even learn that Toutatis is the god of the soothayer, which until now I had just kind of figured out for myself. Yup, sounds like the same awful print quality from the editions.