This is my review of the book Asterix and the Picts written by Jean-Yves Ferri, which I greatly enjoyed reading recently. This is a book that continues the fantastic Asterix series by Goscinny and Uderzo.
Jean-Yves, the translator Anthea Bell, and illustrator Didier Conrad, have managed to capture the humorous spirit of the original series oh so well. This is a book that was so enjoyable, especially having now moved to Scotland.
The potential scope for fun was enormous and they have made full use of it, from having the loch Ness monster as a pet – Nessie to every type of humorous name variation starting with “Mac”. MY favourite was the “little brother” Macmini – of course he was not small.
Then there is “Malted Water” the picts national drink – the water of life, which along with the Gauls magic potion causes great commotion..amongst the corrupt Picts and Romans. They don't really stand a chance. Our heros manage to defeat them saving the day.
Caber-tossing, bagpipes, and tartans also come into the picture as well. So what is the story about – Asterix and Obelix rescue a Pict called MacAroon. They have to return him home to Caledonia, (Scotland), so he can return to his lady love Camomilla. But the rival chieftain MacCabaeus has other plans, and wants to claim the throne for himself with the help of the Romans..
This was a lovely enjoyable book to read. It was book 18 week 14 fiction 16 (audio book 3) non fiction 2
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