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Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones: Film Novelizations #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  3,284 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
film edition paperback, vg++, red cover in stock In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 1981 by Corgi (first published 1981)
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Brad
Aug 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Milos
**Mild but fun spoilers that shouldn't hurt your enjoyment of the book**

This, the original novelization of Raiders of the Lost Ark, has to be one of the strangest movie-tie-ins I've ever read.

I admit that I haven't read many novelizations, but I was always under the impression that they were meant to reflect the movie. The action should be the same, the plot should be the same, and even the dialogue, for the most part, should be the same. Any artistic license taken should be to fill in the main
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Teo
Dec 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The… tall man in a leather jacket and a brimmed felt hat… who lead the group was called Indiana Jones. He was muscular in the way one might associate with an athlete not quite beyond his prime. He had several days’ growth of dirty blonde beard and streaks of dark sweat on a face that might once have been handsome in a facile, photogenic fashion. Now, though, there were tiny lines around his eyes, the corners of the mouth, changing the almost bland good looks into an expression of character, dept ...more
Olethros
-Fedora, látigo y aventura.-

Género. Novela (con un toquecito de Narrativa Fantástica).

Lo que nos cuenta. El profesor Jones, más conocido como Indiana, un joven y valiente arqueólogo, escapa por poco de un templo en Perú tras las peligrosas argucias de un arqueólogo rival sin escrúpulos llamado Belloq. De vuelta a los Estados Unidos, es contactado por representantes del Ejército para que les ayude con un telegrama alemán interceptado que habla de unas excavaciones en Egipto. Indiana Jones reconoc
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Rachael
Apr 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indiana-jones
Of the Indy novelizations, Raiders of the Lost Ark is probably the most different from the final movie. Changes are inevitable since the author of the novel is writing from the script at the same time that the filmmakers are shooting from it and divergent paths arise that cannot be reconvened. Here, the character of Indiana Jones and the entire environment is darker and rougher than the familiar movie persona. The novel is a fun read for those willing to accept the differences and in some ways a ...more
Dylan Jones
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read only one Indiana Jones book before this one, and had a hard time liking it, but this one was really good. I like the fact that these books take place in the 1900s because it wouldn't have been as good if it was made in present times. One thing I didn't like was the fact that it was hard to get into. At the beginning of the book, I found it hard to get myself to read it like I do with other books. However, after a few chapters, I found it really appealing and couldn't get myself to stop. I ...more
Karen
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jacob
Jacob just decided to read this one day when he finished his superhero book. He is really into explosions and adventure genre right now..krb 1/24/17

He was a little worried to finish this book and not have another one to read after it. However, we found the 2nd and 3rd book in this series at a thrift store yesterday!!! He was over the moon happy...krb 2/1/17
Miloš & Brontë
Miloš: I think that Indy on the submarine, he could have just jumped back into the water, and then he could have had his...umm...and then if he jumped onto a shark in the water, the shark could have just jumped back up and destroyed the submarine, and then they could have just went swimming and got into the place where Belloq and all the Nazis died.

Papa: What the heck are you talking about? Are you rewriting Raiders?

Miloš: No. No, I'm not rewriting Raiders.

Papa: Then what are you doing?

Miloš: I
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Corey
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Indiana Jones is one of the many movie franchises I grew up watching, along with Star Wars, Batman, James Bond, and so on!

Raiders of the Lost Ark is about Archeologist Indiana Jones who travels the world searching for long lost treasures or artifacts in the 1930's/40's and in the World War II Era. Armed with a Bullwhip, and wearing his trademark Fedora and brown leather jacket. He travels from Nepal to Cairo along with his on-off lady friend Marion Ravenwood, they team up to hunt down the Ark o
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Trini
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My 10 year old self thought this was one bad-ass book.
Bradley
Dec 22, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yet another action movie that did not translate well into book form. Faithful to the movie but ho-hum.
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