Book Review: The Indiana Jones Handbook

Can’t get enough of the movie legend? Then dive into this delightful, partially tongue-in-cheek adventurer’s guide that councils, among other things, to be certain to pack plenty of toilet paper. Packed in with the film trivia, photos and advice like “If you’re outmanned, use a sword and a whip to defend yourself” are some interesting historical notes including the average speed of a vintage submarine, hieroglyphics and the importance of elephants. Naturally, no Indiana Jones guidebook would be complete without detailed instructions on cracking a bullwhip, winning a fistfight, cutting rope bridges or surviving the local customs. Some information, like that regarding the treatment of assorted animal bites or making stone rubbings for instance, is actually quite sound as is the advice for proper trip packing. Much of it, like how to fly and land a plane or how to spot a zombie is just for the enjoyment of the armchair adventurer. This lighthearted romp through the seat-of-the-pants thrill ride that characterizes the Indiana Jones adventure series will certainly be savored by its many fans. Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.