Re: Indy novels .....

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Posted by sas from on October 24, 1998 at 03:07:37:

In Reply to: Re: Indy novels ..... posted by Webley on October 22, 1998 at 11:48:50:

: : Well, since you did ask me directly, I'll have to say I really am not a huge fan of any of the novels. Rather than attempting to continue stories about Indy, they had many different writers with many different ideas trying to flesh out our hero, and as you point out, several attempts were pretty lame to even be polite about it. I collected and read them only because they were Indy related. They did have a lot of thought provoking items regarding other beliefs and past practices that I did find interesting. Of the group of writers, I did like McCoy's writing better than the others. Other than that, I think they created limits to Indiana that have stuck in the minds of several readers and fans of Indy, and I think that is a shame. Once again, only my opinion, for what it's worth. I've discussed at length what I thought the limits were over the past year or so, so there's no need to dreg those up again. Thanks for asking. My opinion isn't asked for very often. Regards. Michaelson

: Hi fellow Indyfans
: I have a collection of 22 Indy novels (the complete collection) including the trilogy movies and I have to say that The novels of Max McCoy are the best. But is there someone here who has read the novels of Wolfgang Hohlbein? They are not bad but they have no connections to the movies and that's the only thing that I don't like about them.
: What do you think of the Indy comic books? I haven't read them all but they are pretty good.
: -Webley-

I am very happy to read that so many of you have the same thought as
me. Max McCoy is really the one who was able to write really good
Indy books. I also have the complete collection of adult novels
(I am still collecting the YIJ ones). Of course I have read all the
Hohlbein in German. It is true that they are missing connections to
the movies but I thinks that's because he did not get any Lucasarts
archive support when writing them (I think the same happend to
MacGregor). Really good movie related novels can only be written
with a complete archive + timeline knowledge.


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