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Asferix for telling us about the problem. The future is told by the fortuneteller, however he is in for a surprise when Asterix is determined to prove him fake. It’s a dark and stormy night in the village. Meanwhile, Getafix, Asterix and Obelix join the other villagers on the island. Yes, but do try to pick up the edition of the book in this case. This is the worst reprinting yet.

Be the first to ask a question about Asterix and the Soothsayer. In order to design our website optimally for you and to continuously improve it, we use cookies. Every page of the edition has issues. 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.

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

It’s a guy claiming to be a soothsayer a fortune-teller. Though upright and law-enforcing, he is no intellectual and finds himself thoroughly perplexed by the simplest of contradictions. They beat him and his escort up. May 02, Murshidul Hasan rated it really liked it.


Soothsaysr the druid suddenly returns from his conference which seems to be a facsimile of a twentieth-century scientific conference. The villagers are so excited to hear what he has to say that they lead him directly soothsauer it. They return from their expedition to find some Roman officials there to investigate the report of the village being taken in the village. Here and There, Now and Then. As Arteriosclerosus prepares to have the soothsayer locked up, the officials that Vitalstatistix had beaten up arrive and punish the centurion for falsely reporting the capture of the village by demoting him to common legionnaire.

Yup, sounds like the same awful print quality from the editions. If Prolix is a fake, then the standing orders to arrest soothsayers don’t apply, and 2: 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.

He ends up in the Roman camp and agrees to get the Gauls out soothsxyer the village which he manages to do by pretending the village is cursed. This convinces Impedimenta who beats the Centurion and the soothsayer with a rolling pin, causing her husband Vitalstatistix to look aeterix her with an almost patronizing pride.

For instance, in the last panel on page 10 we can see our Gauls arranged in the same way as in a Rembrandt painting that would not come into being until much later.

Le Devin Published by: Since the centurion is no longer an officer, he has no business giving orders to actual soohhsayer.

Voluptuous Arteriosclerosis brings out a pair of dice, with numbers in Roman numerals, of course, instead of pips. Dec 12, Denim Datta rated it liked it Shelves: Prolix returns at that moment, claiming dramatically that soon the air in the village will become polluted by a divine aoothsayer. I remember reading this as an eight year old and not really understanding what was going on with Prolix the Soothsayer. Jan 25, Frederick Tan rated it liked it Shelves: It started off okay, but really kicked in when the Soothsayer got caught by the Romans and completely lost control of the situation.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Graphic novels aren’t really my jam, but this is a good one if you’re into that sort of thing. Return to Book Page. Prolix is so obvious in his ploys that you almost want to root for him to fool more people. On the other hand, the appearance of the foul air has cemented the Centurion’s faith in his oracle. I love the cast of colorful characters with strong personalities I asteerix to see them squabble and make up.

Asterix and the Soothsayer

Of course, I need to read more of them to get to the funniest of qnd all. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.