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Clive, please revive Dirk Pitt...,
This review is from: Poseidon's Arrow (Dirk Pitt Adventure) (Hardcover)Pitt-ism's tossed in, predictable, outlandish. When I started with Dirk Pitt 25 years ago while traveling heavily, these were great entertaining reads. And the originals still are (been recently re-reading most of the series). All of the other "Cussler" novels (Fargos, Kurt, Isaac Bell, Oregon) that appear to be mainly written by others I also have found to be quite entertaining. But not the recent Pitt novels co-authored by Dirk Cussler. Clive, please authorize a different good writer to revive Pitt and Al to their former selves, with decent continuity to their younger lives. Bring them back. I've stopped buying most of the recent books, and donated the couple I wasted my money on (only one was reasonably good). I'd like to add more Dirk Pitt to my shelves.
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Initial post: Dec 8, 2012 7:41:33 AM PST
Ditto. Anymore, if it's not in the public library, I'm not taking the chance.
Posted on Dec 19, 2012 10:45:39 AM PST
Robert C. says:
Thank you Capt.Ron. My feelings exactly. The addition of global warming, and other politically correct bits to the story just distract the reader.
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Posted on Jan 6, 2013 8:03:34 PM PST
Robert C. says:
I have ALL of the Cussler books. Just like Capt. Ron, I think the first of the series were fun reads and I have reread some of them because it use to take a while for Mr Cussler to write a book. They were worth the wait, I might add. Since he farmed out the writing to others, I have also noticed the change in the stories. The "Global warming" reference was going to be the last straw, but I kept buying and hoping they would return to their former quality. I have put this book down and restarted a few times thinking that the story would pick up. Thanks to Capt Ron, I am going to abandon the book and find something else to read. It isn't going to get better. Unfortunately I bought it on my Kindle, so I can delete it, but I can't toss it.
Posted on Jul 25, 2013 3:57:00 PM PDT
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Constantino Tata says:
I agree wholehartedly with these comments. How can you write a book where a women gets kidnapped 2-3 times and still does not have a guard. How can a box of documents be stolen 2-3 times and still not have a security force. How can vehicles be nearby without anyone getting suspicious. Cerntainly not up to Cussler standards. I have read about 40 of his novels and this is the first one I am having a problem getting through.
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