Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #3)
As he searches for, and discovers the subterfuge with the mysterious boat inside the iceberg, he travels to Iceland and exposes a sinister international plot. But, he also takes a rollercoaster ride of emotions as he deals with the person behind the operation, a man who is ruthless and cruel.
A dark side of Pitt is revealed as he witnesses, first hand Rondheim's sadistic pun ...more
So far, it appears Clive Cussler novels fit into the latter category.
Iceberg appears to be no exception.
Dirk Pitt is back, this time racing against time to find a ship frozen inside an iceberg. Before you know it, there's a far reaching conspiracy and Pitt is firmly at the center of unraveling it.
I've heard the first two Pitt books are to t ...more
Plucked from the dusty depths this weekend was Iceberg, a very early Dirk Pi ...more
Just perfect for any grown up fan of the Hardy Boys, with a hero that's a hint of James Bond (action, adventure, exotic locations, good food and drinks and women) and with a lot of science all over. While this book isn't my most favorite of the series, it was still fun.
This one was first published in 1975. Everyone not having a mobile phone around them all the time is one thing that was different, and another - that seems to generate ...more
The story starts out when a coast guard finds a ship stuck inside an iceberg so they report it back to base and they mark it by red dye. Admiral Sandecker gives Pitt and dr Hunnwell the job to research the ship. On the way th ...more
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At 182 pages, it may very well be his shortest novel, and not surprisingly it doesn’t bog down in too many spots. The point was made in another review that early Dirk Pitt adventures aren’t too unlike the first James Bond movies, where it seems as if the framework for a character is being built, with less focus on th ...more
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I found it handy to keep a map nearby as I read through Cussler’s Iceberg. The story moves around as Pitt chases leads to various locals. Pitt’s ‘ ...more
Great set of books, I had to stagger these books into my reading rotation since they are so similar.
Dirk Series Book in less then 50 words.
(introduction to bad guy, introduction to hot chick, introduction to Dirk, Dirk gets in impossible dangerous situations to stop the bad guy, Dirk wins, Dirk gets the hot chick.)
Dirk Pitt deve affrontare una nuova avventura, che questa volta nasconde una serie di inganni e colpi di scena che potrebbero costargli la vita. Senza il suo fidato amico Al Giordino, deve affrontare immersioni nei mari gelati e diverse esplosioni, contando solo sula sua prontezza di riflessi e la sua tenacia. Dirk svela un nuovo lato del suo carattere, dimostrandosi vendicativo verso chi minaccia le persone cui vuole bene. È disposto a soffrire e a ...more
But as I said - I can tell in these early Clive Cussler books that he was developing his story telling skills and his main characters - both are a bit rough and sometimes the plot twists and the way they figure out the clues are hard to follow - a bit more rough than in the later books - but definately can tell he is finding his place with his trademark way of se ...more
This book was written in the days when things like lighting up a cigarette (in a room full of people) and seeing women as sex objects were considered pretty much standard for an action/thriller.
I love Clive ...more
The beginning of this book is laughably bad. The depiction of attitudes towards women, gays, and maybe everyone else, too, are very "seventies". Beyond that, everything is vapid, shallow and implausible. The plot, the characters, the dialog, everything.
Luckily it's so bad, it starts to become good again. That's the only reason I kept reading. A two star rant at the most, and an end to my interest in the series, I ...more
So, I came into this book with every intention to receive a twist heavy thriller, that would leave me breathless and thinking by the end. After completing this book, there are some very, shall we say, opinionated views presented by Cussler, that makes the recommendation list short and, definitely not sweet.
What I alluded to is that this book is written in the prejudiced seventies mindset. From a prejudiced seventies man, for a prejudiced seventies men mindset. But, honestly, when I have to rea...more
However my anticipation was somewhat spoiled as I noticed details that I'd skipped over previously, essentially how much it is reflective of an older attitude towards the separation of the genders and the expected roles of each.
Specifically the role of the male hero as opposed to the role of the female characte ...more
Twee leden van de Amerikaanse luchtmacht zien in een ijsberg de contouren van een schip. Als men dit uiteindelijk meldt, brengt dit een stroom van acties in gang dat niemand voor mogelijk hield.
Dit is het begin van een avontuur voor Dirk Pitt. Hij wordt ingezet om als bodyguard en als piloot te fungeren voor dr. Hunniwell. Samen gaan ze opzoek naar deze mysterieuze schip in de ijsberg. Als ze het schip hebben gevonden, blijkt deze volledig van binnenuit te zijn verbrandt. Dit roept vragen ...more
Then, I started to notice all the blatant misogyny. The secretary is basically sexually harrassed, with a sort of testosterone-infused 'wink wink nudge nudge' approval by the writer as narrator. It was, in a literary sense, akin to watching an episode of The Office, without the implied disapproval. Anyway, as that became clearer, I started likin ...more
In this book, Clive Cussler strays so far in the other direction as to be loathsome. His Dirk Pitt character makes the sexist 1960s James Bond character come across like Walt Whitman. The reaction of the female characters (fall at Dirk's feet, despite his acting like a pig) stretch the limits of believability as well. I couldn't engage with the protagonist ("Je ...more
Also, in this book Cussler is extremely misogynistic and homophbic to the point of me almost putting it down halfway through.
If you want a bat shit crazy plot with nonsensical resolutions from an over sexed James Bond type main character, go for it. It's only 300 odd pages.
the mystery in the ice - a towering iceberg drifting in the north atlantic has embedded in it a ship
this was the first link in a fantastic chain of events where the top brass in america seemed to be vying with one another and not giving out the full information.
that was his task - and he was well up to the job - even being dressed as a big, bad wolf .... !