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Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #3)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  12,927 ratings  ·  243 reviews
Atlantico settentrionale, al largo di Terranova. Durante una normale ricognizione, un quadrimotore della Guardia Costiera degli Stati Uniti avvista un immenso iceberg. Gli strumenti di bordo rivelano la presenza di qualcosa all'interno della massa emergente: il relitto di una nave imprigionato nel ghiaccio.Spedito immediatamente sul posto, Dirk Pitt ispeziona l'imbarcazion ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published May 7th 1997 by TEA (first published September 1974)
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Josh
May 14, 2007 Josh rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
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That Clive Cussler is the greatest homophobic, perverse, women loathing writer of our time
Pam (E.P. Scott)
Iceberg, the third installement in the Dirk Pitt series reveals a dark side of Pitt not seen in Cussler's first two books.

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
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Michael
There are some books you read for their great literary merits. And then there are some you read just to have a good time and not think too much about them.

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
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Bob Milne
With my reading habits thrown off by a broken e-reader, I've been forced to delve into the towering stacks of paperbacks that clutter my shelves. It's not nearly as convenient, and has certainly put me a bit behind with those titles I've been sent for review, but it's kind of nice to catch up on some of my pleasure reading. That's not to say the arrival of a replacement e-reader wouldn't be a HUGE relief, but I'm coping.

Plucked from the dusty depths this weekend was Iceberg, a very early Dirk Pi
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Ashley Arthur
Cussler’s books in the Dirk Pitt series tend to be either a hit or a miss with me. This is the second book in the series, and it wasn’t my favorite, but I enjoyed it. The pace is quick, with lots of chase scenes and close encounters. Many reviewers will complain that the plot is not believable. I would remind them that, in the same way that you don’t watch a James Bond movie to see something realistic, you don’t pick up a Dirk Pitt book expecting a predictable storyline. You have to suspend disb ...more
Anna
So far I have not found even one Cussler book I haven't liked.
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
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Graham
dirk pitt books are my guilty pleasure; terribly written, totally unbelievable, but non-stop action. This however pushes me over the edge. A totally nonsense, aimless story, even for me the blatant sexism and homophobia (dirk pitt spends half the book pretending to be gay by mincing around in Danny la rue outfits) is a bridge too far. My guilty pleasure may be at an end after at least 10 books. Sad.
3omar
The main characters in the story are Dirk Pitt and he’s the hero. Dr Bill Hunwell helps Pitt in he’s mission. Admiral James Sandecker and has the one that assigns Pitt to this mission.Krisiti Fyre sister of the guy they were looking for but in the end she holds a big secret.
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
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Jo
Although Mr. Cussler's writing has gotten better in each book, ICEBURG is my favorite. When it first came out, I was in my late teens and had just been to Disneyland's Pirates of the Carribean ride, so I guess that is what made me identify with the book first, but I also love the ending where Pitt exacts revenge (or Justice?) on Rondheim for all of the people he hurt or killed. I know it's not necessarily the right thing to have done, but I as the reader wanted Pitt to do it, and he did!

I have r
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Amanda
The plot of this thriller was good, I was engaged and curious to find out what happened. It was a nice blend of action and mystery. The downfall of this book was the way Cussler depicted woman. I am not sure if this was intentional or not, but the woman in his book were appalling. They are weak, unintelligent, and all around pathetic. The way the men treated the woman in the book was also appalling, there was no respect. Dirk himself is a misogynist but I can write that off as part of his charac ...more
Tim Basuino
I’ve made it my goal to read all of Clive Cussler’s efforts from the beginning – I started with The Mediterranean Caper, followed that with Pacific Vortex and Iceberg comes in third.
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
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José Ramón
La novela nos cuenta la historia de Dick Pitt, un aventurero que pertenece a una organización vinculada con los estudios oceanográficos, la Agencia Nacional de Investigaciones Marítima (ANIM). Él como uno de sus directores debe hacerse cargo de las acciones más importantes de la organización. En este caso debe resolver la investigación de un barco que aparece en el interior de un Iceberg. este barco guarda importantes misterios y llevara a toda una serie de acontecimientos inesperados.

Una novela
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Trevor Jones
Clive Cussler leads us on a whirl wind adventure on land and underwater from Iceland to Disneyland. His plot twists and turns weaving the expected with the unexpected. With a cocky eye to all things authority, Cussler’s favorite main character, Dirk Pitt, finagles his way into and out of trouble as he solves the puzzle of the ship frozen in an iceberg.

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 ‘
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John Shumway
This is the same comment for all the Dirk Pitt books:
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.)
Daniel
Easily the worst Cussler novel. Homophobic, misogynistic, and just plain awful. Reading this came as a shock after having read so many of his later books. I'd really recommend giving this a pass. It's just not worth suffering through.
Betelgeuse
Oct 19, 2014 Betelgeuse rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: chi vuole immergersi in un’avventura glaciale.
Recensione pubblicata su Cronache di Betelgeuse

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
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Tracy
I don't know if I have a different version - but the book I had only had 225 pages - anyways, it seemed like the whole story was there.

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
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Janine
It's actually quite interesting going back and reading an author's first works and I recommend this exercise to anyone who has a few favourite authors. The evolution and development of the writer's skills and talents are much like the personal growth and development of the main protoganist(s).

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
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Jim
On a routine iceberg surveillance mission, the crew of a Coast Guard plane spots an iceberg with an unlikely stowaway embedded in it: a yacht. When Dr. Hunnewell, a NUMA employee sent to investigate the iceberg and the yacht, and Dirk Pitt, whose only job is to transport the doctor, set down on the iceberg and gain access to the frozen boat, they find the vessel and its occupants had succumbed to an intense fire that charred them beyond recognition. But these were no ordinary occupants out for a ...more
Janne Järvinen
Aargh! This is horrible... Such a bad book... but why do I like it? This can't be...

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
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Bryan

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

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Eric
Really enjoyed this book and thought that the plot-line was well thought and explored and really looked forward to re-reading it recently as it had been quite some time since I'd done so.

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
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Christian Orr
As with "Raise the Titanic," "Vixen 03," and Pacific Vortex," I've now read "Iceberg" three times in the past 27 years, and just like with those other vintage Cussler/Pitt novels, this one is every bit as readable, fast-paced, and damn near impossible to put down as the previous reads. And as with those other classic Cussler books, it's far bloodier and more profane and sexually-charged than the more tepid PG-level books that Clive has written since the early 1990s (particularly the ones ghost-w ...more
Richard
Cussler is not a favourite author of mine but I do like to read one of his books from time to time. I originally read two of his later books a few years ago from the NUMA series which I really enjoyed. I then thought I would go back to the beginning and read his books in order, starting with the Dirk Pitt series. This is my third book in this series and bit by bit are just starting to get slightly better. I won't go into the plot, that can be obtained from the book cover or from any book website ...more
Trisha
Inhoud:
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
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Pamela
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Urban Cowgirl
Jun 16, 2008 Urban Cowgirl rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
At first this book comes across as just another James Bond wannabe - and it took me a few chapters to get over such a ludicrously named hero: Dirk Pitt.

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
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Steven Freeman
In general, I believe that political correctness in our country has run amok, often reducing the clarity and purpose of the written word.

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
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Brian Doherty
Meh. An almost unbelievable plot with a lead character always unerringly "guessing" what's going on. It was like watching a movie with someone who had already seen it and kept predicting the outcome anyway.

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.
Bev Taylor
an early dirk pitt where he is on his own

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 .... !

brv
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Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time ...more
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