Thursday, May 12, 2011


Title: The Lost Journal of Indiana Jones
Author: Henry Jones, Jr. (OBVIOUSLY)
Bookmark: built-in

Yeah, I know he's not real, and I know someone else filled the book with made-up stuff as some distantly connected movie tie-in for The Crystal Skull, but I don't care. It didn't even matter that I never got to see the Young Indy Chronicles TV show. The book has bits and pieces of the entire Indy legend, referring to episodes of the show and key points of all three original movies (before TCS, but with allusions to its beginning), depicted in "handwriting" and drawings that improve with Indy's age and experience and illustrations made to look like taped-in photos, maps, cocktail napkins, and plane tickets. I can admit that it's a gimmick, but it's a very well-done gimmick, filled with sly humor (there is a pro/con list for the shrill femme of Temple of Doom which includes pro: not afraid of snakes and con: loud) and clever references.

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