well i guess hohlbeins books are the least reason to learn german i haven't read any of his indy books but the rest always is more or less the same bull****, a weak stephen king version. as far as i know, his indy books aren't so good either.
for written german, "ich spreche > kein < deutsch" would probably be the more accepted expression. unfortunately, i don't speak a single word of spanish. i've decided to do latin but this didn't work so well, too do you have german as a school subject?
if it helps you, even most of the german people speak a wrong german, so probably you won't even be recognized as a foreigner when you come here in a way, the german language has still many problems but the new spelling reform got many things fixed in this respect.
After I had seen these Novels out there floating around by Wolfgang,I am kind of depressed now..because I mean it's Indy..and they belong in my collection...but I would like to have English versions as well.I doubt that I
will ever learn German..because my wife is Malaysian and Malay is the only other language I have tried to learn.(sigh)
I noted the locations and methods of transportation in the McCoy books as I read them, because Indy seems to never stop moving. Spoilers, needless to say.
Maya Mountains, British Honduras. Hike to San Pablo, Guatemala. Plane to Princeton, New Jersey. Train to New York City. Blimp, fighter plane to London, England. Garbage boat to the English Channel. Seaplane to Rome, Italy. Longboat to Northeast coast of Libya. Horse to Egyptian border and oasis Tomb of Hermes. Truck to Cairo Egypt. Plane to Rome, Italy. Plane to London, England. (Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone - B)
October - December 1933
Marseilles, France. Plane to Princeton, New Jersey. Car to New York City. Plane to Shanghai, China. Train to Kalgan/ Xanadu/ Changchiakou, China. Truck to Great Wall; Tuerin; Urga/ Ulan Bator; Tzen Khan's village; Flaming Cliffs. Hike to Lamastery; Happy Valley. Hike, Horse-drawn truck to Tzen Khan's village; Kalgan. Train to Shanghai, China. Plane to France. Salvage ship to sunken sub off Coast of Denmark. (Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs - B)
Princeton, New Jersey. Train to Oswego in S.E. Kansas. Train, bus to Pine Springs in the Guadalupe Mountains on the Texas/ New Mexico Border. Truck to El Paso, Texas. Plane to New Orleans, Louisiana. Plane to Long Island, New York; Reykjavik, Iceland; Ny Alesund, Spirzbergen Island. Plane to iceberg. Sled to boat. Boat through Edda Shaft to volcano. Boat, hike to Ultima Thule/ Agartha, 100 miles below the surface of the Earth. (?) to Ny Alesund, Spirzbergen Island. (Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth - B)
Lintong village, China. Hike to Mount Hua, Shaanxi Province, China. Car to Luchow, China. Freighter, lifeboat, junk to Lazarus Island off China. Plane to Calcutta, India. Train to Indus River, Pakistan. Plane to Tigris River, Iraq. Motorcycle to Lalesh, Iraq. Motorcycle to Cairo, Egypt. Car to Giza, Egypt. Car to Cairo, Egypt. Plane to Princeton, New Jersey. Plane to British Honduras. Plane to Princeton, New Jersey. (Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx - B)
I'm glad to see another thread about the books here. I was beginning to think I was the only one who liked them.
I love all 12 books but the Max McCoy books are my favorites. He just did such a great job of capturing the characters and the feel of the films, not to mention that he came up with some great stories that would have made for another great Indy film (the Philospher's Stone, a lost dinosaur egg, a secret race living inside a volcano in the Arctic, the Staff of Aaron and the Sphinx).
Rob MacGregor was great too and he gave us a good look at Indy's personal life and how he came into his chosen profession. Caidin's books are my two least-favorites but they're still enjoyable and they have some great parts.
All 12 are great but McCoy is definately my favorite.
The books are always listed on Amazon.com and are really cheap...I would recommend just buying them online rather than trying to download pdf's and print them...but of all the authors I think McCoy's were definitely the best.
Well, I have all of Martin Caidens and Max McCoy's books, and I'm reading McCoy's, but I noticed a couple errors.
1. McCoy mentions Indy having a .38 Webley (meaning the Mk.4, the only .38 model), but, Indy is traditionally seen with a Webley Mk.6 (.445)
2. I'm not sure if Indy was hiding this, or if McCoy made an error, but in The Secret of the Sphinx, Indy says he was never married, but he was married to Deirdre in one of the books Rob Macgregor wrote, until she died in the very next one.
It's .455, and he only carried a Webley in LC. He had a Smith & Wesson .45 ACP Hand Ejector 2/Model 1917 with a 4" barrel in RotLA, which IMO is the ultimate Indy weapon.
Sorry for the typo, but also in the books I remember him having a .455 in the ones I've read. Also, IMO the S&W isn't as unique as the Webley. Anyway, my point is that he never, with the exception of Max McCoy's books, has the Mk.IV. He can do whatever he wants with that, I guess. Oh well, nevermind.