Yucatan, 1957. Strisciò con cautela lungo il pavimento circolare su cui era intagliato un calendario maya: un'enorme ruota composta da anelli concentrici di glifi incisi nella roccia. Di fronte a lui, al centro, c'era una grande statua a testa di serpente, incorniciata da piume di pietra, con le fauci aperte e irte di zanne, pronte a ingoiare gli incauti. La bocca era ampia abbastanza da permettere a un uomo di strisciarvi dentro. Ma dentro, cosa c'era? Doveva saperlo. Se solo fosse riuscito a raggiungerla... Cercò di muoversi più veloce, ma il soffitto gli premeva sulla schiena, non poteva neppure sollevarsi su un gomito. La stanza era costruita in modo che il supplice si muovesse sul pavimento strisciando come un serpente, forse a immagine del dio maya Quetzalcoatl, il serpente piumato. L'attuale adoratore tuttavia non indossava piume, solo un paio di vecchi pantaloni kaki, una giacca di pelle sdrucita e un malconcio cappello di feltro marrone. 'Indiana!? L'urlo era arrivato dalle scale alle sue spalle'»
- ISBN: 8842915831
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 336
This book had a couple serious obstacles to overcome right from the start. Serious enough that asking "why did you read this, Bram?" is not only fair, but fully expected. First, it's a movie tie-in that's an adaptation of a made-for-film story. Presumably (and one could certainly say obviously ), thi Leggi tutto
With all the criticism and hate that this new addition to the Indiana Jones franchise got, I feel like somewhat of a loner when I say I loved both this movie and the book. In my personal opinion it's a great addition and a thrilling story. I loved reading it, and was enthralled at every turn of a pa Leggi tutto
In this novelization of the fourth (and by far the most inferior) Indiana Jones movie, James Rollins was given the task of making a credible novel out of this subpar story. By and large, I think Rollins comes up short. Perhaps it was because of the weak source material that he had to work with. Havi Leggi tutto
This was pretty disappointing. I got the audio book, reasoning that it might be fun to able to listen to the movie for road trips and the like. I really enjoyed the movie, but this is one of the weakest adaptations I've read, and I've read a few. Ok, not they're usually all that great. This is compe Leggi tutto
Yeah, I am a dork! But these Indy books are a fun, relaxing read :)
An ok book. James Rollins is a good writer, however as well as it followed the movie, I was hoping for more information,more character development.
I liked the book better than the movie, which I saw when it came out in 2008. I think that was because I could read the book (comparatively) S-L-O-W-L-Y, over a few days, taking time to absorb what was happening in each chapter, instead of having all that action crammed into just a little over two h Leggi tutto
cue indiana jones theme music p20: the water poured out of the rock in a heavy falls.
I'm glad the last crusade wasn't the last crusade.
Please note: The four-star rating is reflective of the quality of the novelization itself , not the story (by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson ), which James Rollins had limited latitude to alter in his adaptation of David Koepp 's (admittedly flawed) screenplay; it's an assessment relative to the other Leggi tutto
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