Adventures unwritten: the Indiana Jones book series that exists only in my head.

This is a funny little article I did way back in June of 2013. There’s no way really to describe it other than to say it’s sort of a literary fantasy. I love thinking about old books, and I guess it’s a Borges type thing to imagine cool books that never existed in real life, but might have. Anyway, as long as I was reblogging some old stuff, I thought I’d share this one with you. Enjoy!

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How cool would this be? Imagine if the Indiana Jones movies were based on a series of adventure novels that had really been written back in the 1930s, in the same way that the James Bond movies were based on Ian Fleming’s series of novels written in the ’50s and ’60s. Wouldn’t that be one of the most fun series of books to read of all time?

This was a little fantasy I had when I was a kid and through my early teens. I was 9 when the original Raiders of the Lost Ark came out, 12 for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and 17 at the time of Last Crusade. Since (like Borges) I love to dream about books that were never written, I thought it would be fun if some adventure writer back in the 1930s really had written a series of pulp…

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