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Asterix The Mansions of the Gods (Asterix (Orion Paperback)) (original 1971; edition 2005)

by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)

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Title:Asterix The Mansions of the Gods (Asterix (Orion Paperback))
Authors:Rene Goscinny
Other authors:Albert Uderzo (Illustrator)
Info:Orion (2005), Edition: Export/Airport ed, Paperback, 48 pages
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The Mansions of the Gods by René Goscinny (Author) (1971)

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The Romans decide to subdue the last outpost of Gauls by removing the forest and building a luxury block of flats. The contractor and his underlings have a little difficulty removing the trees due to Getafix' magic, but continue to aggravate our "barbarian" friends. Lots of word play, puns, etcetera, and the artwork is fabulous as always. Another fun adventure of Asterix, Obelix, Dogmatix and the gang. ( )
  fuzzi | Mar 1, 2018 |
Officialdom at its finest! ( )
  Chris.Graham | Jul 30, 2013 |
Seven out of ten. CBR format. The Romans decide to build a housing development just outside the Gaulish village of Asterix and co. ( )
  theboylatham | Jan 25, 2010 |
Gelungene Parodie der gallischen Marktwirtschaft: "Die Trabantenstadt" aus der Asterixbandreihe hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Der Band gehört zu den Asterixbänden, die sich mit dem Leben im und um das Dorf der Gallier beschäftigen. Das kleine Dorf an der bretonischen Küste soll eine Nachbarsiedlung nach römischem Muster erhalten. Der perfide Plan Cäsars liegt in der Überfremdung des unbeugsamen Dorfes. Übertragen auf einen französischen Kontext bedeutet dies nichts anderes als den Bau einer Feriensiedlung rund um ein gewachsenes Gemeinwesen. Der Zuzug der Fremden bringt das kleine gallische Dorf in Unordnung. Die Nachfrage ist da, der Markt boomt. Der ganze Band ist eine Persiflage auf moderne Marketingideen, die in einen klassisch römischen Kontext verlagert sind. Die Verpflanzung heutiger Lebensverhältnisse wie Autokino oder Warenhaus in die Welt Roms macht dem Leser Spaß. Besonders der doppelseitige Verkaufsprospekt der neuen Hausanlage, wie auch die anderen Werbemaßnahmen, haben meinen Geschmack voll getroffen. Die Einfälle sprudeln in diesem Band nur so aus den Federn der Autoren. Die Idee, daß die Sklaven sich gewerkschaftlich organisieren und damit gleichzeitig die römischen Legionen aufstacheln, es ihnen gleich zu tun, finde ich sehr unterhaltsam. Dieser Asterixkomik läßt sich besser als viele andere auch ohne Kenntnisse des französischen Kontextes gewinnbringend verschlingen. (Dies ist eine Amazon.de an der Uni-Studentenrezension.)
  r1hard | Nov 22, 2009 |
Caesar hires a developer to build a housing complex, "The Mansions of the Gods", near the Gallic village. Naturally, our friends take exception, although they wish to scuttle the plans in such a way as not to unduly hinder the Romans' slaves' hopes for freedom. ( )
  burnit99 | Jan 21, 2007 |
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Goscinny, RenéAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Uderzo, AlbertIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hockridge, DerekTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mora, VíctorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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They want to pave paradise and put up a housing development. That's why a multinational team of slave construction workers are clearing the forest just outside the Gaulish town. Will the Gauls be fast enough to stop them and prevent Roman upstarts from moving in?

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A Roman architect plans to infiltrate the Gaulish village to help Caesar crush the Gauls, but the Gauls have a secret weapon.

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