posts on 9/10/2009 12:44:48 AM
clive should never reserected his two long lost children in vahalia rising,I suspose that was his way of retiring. I tried to read the chase but Dirk Pitt wasn't there,Also as far as trying to read new Dirk Pitt adventures authored by his son They are just too confusing to follow.
posts on 4/20/2009 11:42:01 PM
I've been reading Clive's books in an effort to read his whole collection, in particular his Dirk Pitt adventures. Once I find a good author I read everything he has published. Although I'm reading them out of order and the last two I read were Valhalla Rising and Trojan Odyseey that explain his two children which was interesting to see how they came in after reading his more cuurent ones. BUT what I just love about this book is the beginning discussing Odysseus and they mention his wife Penelope. I just finished a painting of Penelope! I found a brief paragraph on her that I found interesting in an antique book. The story talks of how all the suitors flocked around her while he was away so many years at war. She love Odysseus and didn't want to remarry so she started weaving a shroud for her aged father-in-law and told the suitors when it was finished, she would marry one of them, but at night she would rip out what she weaved by day so it would never be finished. Then Odysseus came home and killed all the suitors! I was thrilled to see the tale I found to be worthy of expression in art referenced in a popular authors book.
posts on 3/15/2009 10:46:08 AM
I am astonished that both Clive Cussler and his publishers, Penguin Books, would make such a enormous error in this book.
Clive does such excellent research on his books are always an adventure and I cannot put one down till I am finished.
BUT this error on one of the opening pages to this book is insulting both to All Canadians, any Geography buffs,but
a black eye to Clive and his publisher and his reserch assistant should be replaced. Am I peeved, bet I am. I was shocked to see and then to read further on in the book that Montreal, Quebec, Canada had moved from it's GOD given location on the eastern part of the North American continent to the
Western part of the continent just above Montana. Now I know it is just fiction and that writers can write anything they want, but common..to move cities around. If someone wrote that Chicago, Illinois had re-located to Bangor Maine all the literary world would be screaming their heads off not to mention the Geographic community as a whole. But since it is just Canada that is severley slighted and transformed no one notices..WHY????
I would like to have an answer to this blatant screw-up, from either the Author, his publisher or the
research clerk who allowed this to be published. Re-arranging a continent should be a NO-No even in fiction.
Rita from Eastern Canada, vacationing in,beautiful, friendly but cool Texas.
posts on 12/5/2008 9:44:45 AM
I have only just started reading Cussler and am thoroughly impressed by what I have read.
Skeleton Coast and Treasure of Khan were terrific, and I have been unable to put down Lost City.
The only thing that troubles me about Lost City is that Austin is never actually notified in any way of the Fauchard's involvement in the experiments on the island, however he suddenly knows that they are.
I suppose with all literature things like this will happen, one must simply overlook them.
Keep it up, Clive. I can't wain to read more of your books.
posts on 11/28/2008 6:36:01 PM
Looking for the novel in which Dirk marries the lady Senator. Looking for any of Clive Gussler's books in large print. Thank you.
posts on 9/6/2008 6:42:43 PM
Need some in getting the name of Mr Cusslers' book where he describes either "American Town" or "Silver Town" which is located near Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. If anybody can tell me the title of this particular book will be appreciated. TKS in advance. Pls advise.
posts on 7/18/2008 4:26:00 PM
Were the following Clive Cussler books ever in Hardback?
Blue Gold, Dark Watch, Golden Buddha,
Sacred Stone, Serpent, Skeleton Coast.
posts on 3/15/2008 12:07:09 AM
I just finised reading "THE CHASE" by Clive Cussler and would like to give my opinion. The story starts out very well, but soon begins to lose its flair, it gets rediculouse and down right insulting to a person who tries to word paint as they are reading the book. He does spend a lot of time describing women from someone elses eyes. Sure likes red hair. He should do more research whenhe brings up items of the past.
Wedon from Canada
posts on 1/5/2008 6:36:16 PM
Up to now I have read every book written by clive cussler. I just finished "The Chase". Although I enjoyed the book, I was disappointed that none of the orginal characters were in this book. I would like to see the next books go back to adventures with Dirk and his crew.
posts on 12/22/2007 5:21:02 PM
Early Pitt is best but.... I am currently reading Sahara (from 1992) and it is really great. i am speeding through it like i have never done with any of the other books. far better than the movie (which i do enjoy). i own and have read all but a couple of the Pitt books (Inca Gold and the latest one)... all out of sequence, mind you. Sahara aside, i find the earlier books, from the 70's through 80's, are the stronger reads. i think Cussler's writing was tighter then (maybe he had a better editor at the time?) and his stories and characters felt fresher and more interesting. i agree that Cussler's writing style is a bit clunky here and there... very wordy, though i do love the attention to detail... there are instances where he uses more words than necessary to say something. it could be punchier sometimes. now - having said all that, it was actually Valhalla Rising that was my first Cussler book. yes, a book from very late in the series, yet it drew me in big time and i was hooked. i've hunted down all the others, many as older editions from the time of their release (i prefer used books bearing the first cover art - some is quite nice). the books aren't for everyone, but they ARE for ME. even when it's a weak story, i still get a kick out of hanging out with Dirk and the gang again. as for the "cheesy" dialogue, well, i might wince at it now and then, but hey, this is all tongue-in-cheek high adventure. great stuff!
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