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Old 01-17-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
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What is the Best 90's Indy novel?

Hello everyone,
I am a new member of this site as of today, or shall I say yesterday as it is about midnight here, but have been reading the posts of everyone quite regularly for about a year. I am a fan of Indiana Jones, and archaeology, and have a fairly large collection of Indy related gear, and things...

...But, the purpose of this post is to ask every one of the members here their advice on the Indiana Jones books. I know that there are a lot of people here that are better fans of the subject than me, so what is your favorite piece of literature, as in the books ‘Perils of Delphi’, ‘Mysteries of the Sphinx’, and all the others?

By the way, I went to delphi (to the temple of apollo, and where the oracle’s chamber was, and so forth) in Feb of ‘03, so I will probably be interested in that book no matter what, but anyway, which ones do you think I and my brother (also an Indy fan) ought to get?

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Old 01-18-2004, 12:14 AM   #2
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Hello, Tennessee R!

Welcome to the Raven, Where Paths Cross (© 2003 00Kevin, all rights reserved)

(That's our usual welcome slogan )

Anyway, I wish I could be of more help to you, but I can't - the Brooklyn Public Library that I go to never has any Indy books on shelf. Their catalog only lists "The Secret of the Sphinx", but it has yet to show up anywhere in the library. Oh well... maybe someday I'll merit to read the books...
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Old 01-18-2004, 06:46 AM   #3
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Last night I gest got to the end of Sky Pirates and that was one of the crapyest Jones books Iv seen, befor that I did the Delphi book and that was a reel good one but, the one I like best has to be Indiana Jones and the Unicorn's Legacy. I gest startted Hollow Earth right after I put down Sky Pirates Im on chapter 2 and so far it's grate.
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Old 01-18-2004, 09:27 AM   #4
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Nothing wrong with that, my friend...
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Old 01-18-2004, 09:27 AM   #5
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Well, I'd go for the books written by Wolfgang Hohlbein… if you could get a hold of those…
They are my personal favourites.
Good story's and well written.

And I agree with Webley on this one; avoid those written by Martin Caidin… (like Sky Pirates)
They are realy awful… the many and pointless details and descriptions drown the story.

The ones written by McCoy are somewhat linked...

Haven't read any by MacGregor, though… still searching….
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:00 AM   #6
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Thank you MP3 for the welcome, I've been watching this site for a while, and so close, I knew it by heart
Thanks everyone for the advice, I shall see about getting some of those.
Oh, and P.S. Webley: I don't have a TV, but my trusty laptop wouldn't be trusty if I couldn't watch DVDs (ie Indy DVDs)!

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Old 01-18-2004, 08:33 PM   #7
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I gest startted Hollow Earth right after I put down Sky Pirates Im on chapter 2 and so far it's grate.
Let me be the first to tell you you're in for a good read. Hollow Earth's my favorite of the Indy novels. And I know Attila will agree with me in saying it’s a great Indy adventure.
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Old 01-18-2004, 08:37 PM   #8
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I gest startted Hollow Earth right after I put down Sky Pirates Im on chapter 2 and so far it's grate.
Let me be the first to tell you you're in for a good read. Hollow Earth's my favorite of the Indy novels. And I know Attila will agree with me in saying it’s a great Indy adventure.

Erm...um...what?

Ah, yes, of course! I do agree, quite wholeheartedly. Hollow Earth is my favorite also of the Indy novels. A truly great adventure, and rather unique as to location: Kansas, the American Southwest, New Orleans, and the Arctic.
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Old 01-18-2004, 08:43 PM   #9
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I gest startted Hollow Earth right after I put down Sky Pirates Im on chapter 2 and so far it's grate.
Let me be the first to tell you you're in for a good read. Hollow Earth's my favorite of the Indy novels. And I know Attila will agree with me in saying it’s a great Indy adventure.

Erm...um...what?

Ah, yes, of course! I do agree, quite wholeheartedly. Hollow Earth is my favorite also of the Indy novels. A truly great adventure, and rather unique as to location: Kansas, the American Southwest, New Orleans, and the Arctic.

The only reason why I knew you liked Hollow Earth was because there was a thread similar to this one a little while back where you posted Hollow Earth, as you’re favorite of the Indy books.
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Old 01-18-2004, 08:43 PM   #10
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Try this one on for size...

http://www.theraider.net/theraven/se...aily=&pagenum=
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Old 01-18-2004, 09:36 PM   #11
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Whoa there, Shipwreck... couldn't come up with a longer link?
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Old 01-18-2004, 10:01 PM   #12
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Thanks Shipwreck for the link, and everyone. Tom Jones, seems like you and a good many others like Hollow Earth, so I guess I'll have to get that and a couple of others.
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:19 AM   #13
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OK, a chance to play literary critic.

First of all, I know nothing of the Holbien books 'cuz I can't read German. So NOT including those:

The Max McCoy books are by far the best. Hollow Earth might be the best of the four. But I would recommend reading them in sequence.

I liked the McGreggor books less. I've read all but one of those. The best was Seven Veils.

Don't bother reading the two books that Martin Caidin wrote. They're dreadful. No offense to Caidin, he has written lots of good books, but he was definitely not suited to write IJ fiction.

Kind of like when Michael Jordan tried to play baseball.


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Old 01-19-2004, 10:40 AM   #14
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I gest startted Hollow Earth right after I put down Sky Pirates Im on chapter 2 and so far it's grate.
Let me be the first to tell you you're in for a good read. Hollow Earth's my favorite of the Indy novels. And I know Attila will agree with me in saying it’s a great Indy adventure.

Erm...um...what?

Ah, yes, of course! I do agree, quite wholeheartedly. Hollow Earth is my favorite also of the Indy novels. A truly great adventure, and rather unique as to location: Kansas, the American Southwest, New Orleans, and the Arctic.

The only reason why I knew you liked Hollow Earth was because there was a thread similar to this one a little while back where you posted Hollow Earth, as you’re favorite of the Indy books.

No, I know I'd mentioned it before. I should have put in one of these guys () I suppose.
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Old 01-23-2004, 10:13 AM   #15
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I assume that you mean the best book of the ones that have been published. I haven't read many, but I think the best one I've read was The Hollow Earth by Max Mccoy. It makes much more sense if you read The Philosopher's Stone first, though.

I don't know why I enjoy Hollow Earth so much... I think it's the relationships with the characters, their situations, and most of all, the somber tone that it conveys toward the end.

I'm not sappy by nature, but then ending of this book puts it in a "realistic," albeit somewhat bleak, perspective.

HOWEVER -- from what we've seen from Shipwreck, we can expect the 'pillar of McCoy' to come crashing down when they publish his works. You just have to read part of them to understand.

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Old 01-24-2004, 07:27 AM   #16
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My absolute favorite is The Hollow Earth. I like Indy's character in this and the villian Rudolf Reingold kicks ass!!! I haven't read the rest of McCoy's books but I really wants to. I'm also planning to read Rob McGregor's when Indy hunts after Noah's Arc (can't remember the title)

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My absolute favorite is The Hollow Earth. I like Indy's character in this and the villian Rudolf Reingold kicks ass!!! I haven't read the rest of McCoy's books but I really wants to. I'm also planning to write Rob McGregor's when Indy hunts after Noah's Arc (can't remember the title)

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And I mean read McGregor's book. Thanx for the help with the title
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And I mean read McGregor's book. Thanx for the help with the title

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Old 02-08-2004, 11:48 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone for your help.

I just yesterday received Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi by MacGregor. So far it's pretty good, although I haven't gotten very far in it yet.

Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth by McCoy, and Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx, are on their way, maybe tomorrow.

Thanks again for your help.
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Old 02-14-2004, 10:16 PM   #21
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I've noticed that all yall like Hollow Earth, and nothing wrong with that, I like it too, but there is no need to put down Martin Caidin's books so harshly. You have to remember that he is known for writing very detailed non fiction books on aviation. High marks to Caidin for the details.
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:47 PM   #22
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I currently have Dinosaur Eggs, Dance of the Giants, Hollow Earth, and The Unicorn's Legacy on the way. I'll post my opinions as I read them, if anyone's interested.
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Hi, I,ve only read the dance of the giants which was really good. and i just ordered the rest of the books by rob mcgregor and micheal kiaden off of ebey. Which books would u recommend and which r not worth reading???

Rob MacGregor's books are pretty good. They started out great, but the last few got weird. They were too implausible and unbelievable.

Martin Caiden wrote spy novels with Indiana Jones in them. If you consider Young Indy's WWI experience as a spy, it makes some sense, but I know a lot of people reject that. This isn't really the same Indiana Jones from the movies.

Max McCoy's novels are in my opinion the best as a group. He made more of an attempt to lead into the movies by introducing Belloq and Wu Han.

But this is all just my opinion. Does anyone else want to comment?
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Old 06-08-2004, 11:09 AM   #24
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Thank You for your opinion, I will try to get the Max McCoy Books off of ebay or at amazon.com. I had heard they were the best and i was trying to bid on them but i got out bid in the last 2 seconds. lol. Which book is ure personal favorite???
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In what book does McCoy introduce Wu Han, wasn't he first introduced in the video game Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
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