"Following the running characteristic of recent instalments, ‘Land of Black and gold’ has some very funny moments, but its plot often leaves open some vital questions, and one of the central characters, Abdullah, is frustrating at the least. One of the weaker episodes, it nevertheless features some top action scenes."
"Someone is sabotaging the oil supplies of Europe, even as war clouds gather. Tintin follows the trail of sabotage all the way to the source - the Middle East. In the process he lands right in the middle of the Arab-Jewish conflict in British Palestine.
One fo the features of the book is Herge's meticulous research again."