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Canyon 02-10-2004 03:30 PM

Has anyone read all of these?






I have read all of Rob McGregor's Indy books and also the two books written by Martin Caidin, but to me, McCoy has really done a fantastic job with these books and in my opinon, he managed to not only to capture the character of Indy, but he also wrote the books in a style very similar to the films and I definately think that his books are the best out of all them.

I think the one of the most interesting things about these books is that the stories are intermingled with one another, and are best read in order.

I would be very much interested in reading everyones thoughts on these books and what they thought of the stories, plot, etc.

Kate 02-10-2004 03:36 PM

I have never read those, but I want to.

Shipwreck 02-10-2004 03:59 PM

Yes!
 
They are awesome books and we have more about them from my interview with Max located inour Interview section under TR.N features.

Tennessee R 02-10-2004 05:03 PM

Funny you mentioned it Canyon. When I first joined, my first post was in a thread I made about Indy Books. I had never read any, and asked for advice. Most people said that Hollow Earth was the best, so, I just ordered

McGregor's
Perils at Delphi, (Because I've been to Delphi)
and McCoy's
Secret of the Sphynx, (Because my brother wanted it)
and Hollow Earth (Because everyone said it was the best)

and they arrived just yesterday.
I haven't read but part of one yet, but am looking forward to reading McCoy's books.

monkey 02-10-2004 05:09 PM

They are by far the best of the Indiana Jones published fiction works!!

If you are a fan of Indiana Jones I would definitely recommend them.

But make sure to read them in order; the order that they were published and which Canyon conveiniently placed them in.

McCoy captures the essence of Indiana Jones very well.

Kate 02-10-2004 05:14 PM

Hello, Monkey- don't believe I've met you. I'm Kate, btw, otherwise known as "Cappie" (short for Capshaw) by apalehorse and Ren.

Tennessee R 02-10-2004 05:42 PM

Hello Kate, This is Tenn
isn't MP3 the one that gave you that name?

Shipwreck 02-10-2004 08:49 PM

Monkey?
 
Any chance I can get an updated email addy on you or even a mailing address? Email me shipwreck@theraider.net

Indyologist 02-11-2004 06:07 AM

Canyon, I've read all the Indy books and they are all great-- except one. The Sky Pirates. I can't STAND that book but I don't have the heart to get rid of it because, well, it's about Indy. Maybe I'll just use it as a coaster...

monkey 02-11-2004 08:59 AM

"Kate, it is always a pleasure to make the acquaintence of such a lovely lady as yourself," Monkey says as he plants a delicate kiss on to the back of the beautiful woman's silky smooth hand.

Hey Shipwreck, (no I'm not going to kiss you) I'll be sending along an e-mail soon.

Canyon 02-11-2004 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by monkey
They are by far the best of the Indiana Jones published fiction works!!

If you are a fan of Indiana Jones I would definitely recommend them.

But make sure to read them in order; the order that they were published and which Canyon conveiniently placed them in.

McCoy captures the essence of Indiana Jones very well.



Monkey, allow me to agree with you in every single way.

McCoy is the best Indy writer I've ever come across (as well as yourself). :D


Quote:

Originally posted by monkey
"Kate, it is always a pleasure to make the acquaintence of such a lovely lady as yourself," Monkey says as he plants a delicate kiss on to the back of the beautiful woman's silky smooth hand.

Hey Shipwreck, (no I'm not going to kiss you) I'll be sending along an e-mail soon.


Ah, Monkey. You're such a smooth talker. Just like Fisk...

Ayrun 02-11-2004 12:25 PM

Okay... Am i like the only one who read the books ( not all of them, though ) by Wolfgang Hohlbein ?

Because they are in my opinion better then those written by McCoy.

Shipwreck 02-11-2004 04:08 PM

Good point about Wolfgang's...
 
the prob is that we can't get them in the US. However, I did get a chance to talk with Wolfgang too and interview him for our site. Visit our http://www.theraider.net section and check out the interviews! Lots o'stuff there!

Kate 02-11-2004 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Canyon
Ah, Monkey. You're such a smooth talker. Just like Fisk...

Fisk and Canyon sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G....

j/k

Pleased to make your acquaintance, Monkey.

*blushes coyly*

JasperMoon 02-11-2004 04:34 PM

I read THE HOLLOW EARTH. It was very good. But I was disappointed because the ending was so very short! I wanted more if Indiana in the Hollow Earth! After all isn't that what's it's all about? I haven't read the others yet. Just started.

Ayrun 02-12-2004 02:32 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Indyologist
Canyon, I've read all the Indy books and they are all great-- except one. The Sky Pirates. I can't STAND that book but I don't have the heart to get rid of it because, well, it's about Indy. Maybe I'll just use it as a coaster...


What about The White Witch then (also written by Caidin)?
I really hated that book.
But just like you.. I couln't just throw it in the garbage..

But I couldn't keep it eighter, so I gave it away. ;)

Ayrun 02-12-2004 03:12 AM

Re: Good point about Wolfgang's...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Shipwreck
the prob is that we can't get them in the US. However, I did get a chance to talk with Wolfgang too and interview him for our site. Visit our http://www.theraider.net section and check out the interviews! Lots o'stuff there!


I read the interview a while ago.
Really interesting.

I visit that part of the site regularly.. I'm waiting for the 'misc. books' section to.. well.. have some information.

Indy1936 02-14-2004 09:08 PM

What we really need is someone to translate the German Indy books into English, only then can the Indy Novel Library be completed.

The Bayer 01-07-2005 06:17 AM

Hey Guys, I read all of the Hohlbein books I just don't have the time to translate them for you.

Canyon 01-07-2005 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bayer
Hey Guys, I read all of the Hohlbein books I just don't have the time to translate them for you.


Welcome Bayer. :)

Out of curiousity, what are these books like?

I would really love to read them some day.

VP 01-08-2005 04:41 AM

http://www.indianajones.de/print/tex...ein_novels.php

QueZTone 01-10-2005 02:14 PM

It's ironic, i've read most of the novels, including all the Hohlbein novels and yet I remember so little of them now. I remember some specific scenes and situations but I can't really place them really well.

Of course it has been about six years since I read the last one but I do remember that I loved every one of them. Even Sky Pirates that a lot of people found really boring.

Now Hohlbein...what I do remember is that there are quite a few exciting and tense scenes in his novels. I loved El Dorado, but maybe that's because the myth itself is just so darn cool :)

The books mentioned in the opening post are definitly ones I recall as being one of the best!

It's time I started re-reading them I guess :)

ElodieJones 01-14-2005 01:29 PM

I have read those books too.
And I really love those stories. They are great !
It is exactly the spirit of Indiana Jones. :whip:

I love too the Rob MacGregor novels, those are in french ;)

But I don't really like those of Martin Caidin. Too much techincal things, too difficult to read for me.

John McClane 01-18-2005 08:21 PM

Iíve just started reading Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth, so far so good.

Johan 01-19-2005 03:55 PM

I've read all 12 Bantam Indy Novels...a few times actually. Anyway...I highly reccomend them except I would skip over the Caiden books if your not a HUGE fan of airlplanes


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