Dragon (Dirk Pitt #10)
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.)
Aboard the Japanese ship, the Norwegians find one man on the bridge, who looks as if he was boiled. In the engine room, doors have been propped open in order t ...more
What we have is an action adventure novel with an aloof superhero type guy by the name of Dirk Pitt and his comedic sidekick Al Giordino. The book involves some nukes, some evil Japanese businessmen, an explosion or two, a madman with a samuri sword, lots of underwater mining equipment, a kidnapping and quite a few chase scenes... oh and ro ...more
But when the dialogue is so artificial and forced plus the plot is insulting reader's intelligence, I simply could not rate it higher. It actually ruined my planned "light reading" with these faults. No offense for the fans of the genre, fans of Cussler or of this particular novel. If you enjoy it, the ...more
In 'Dragon', Cussler is inspired by the widespread fear in the early 1990s that America is being taken over by Japan - not by tanks and troops, but by their purchasing of ...more
The hero, Dirk Pitt, is faced with a daunting challenge of locating several nuclear bombs that are smuggled into the United States. A highly nationalistic Japanese executive is behind the controls of what could be the biggest terrorist plot in U.S. history. Pitt, Giordino along with a few other intelligence personnel, must also locate this ruthless tycoon's operating center and destroy it before it's too late.
Very inten ...more
1 Star - Horrible book, It was so bad I stopped reading it. I have not read the whole book and wont
2 Star - Bad book, I forced myself to finish it and do NOT recommend. I can't believe I read it once
3 Star - Average book, Was entertaining but nothing special. No plans to ever re-read
4 Star - Good Book, Was a really good book and I would recommend. I am Likely to re-read this book
5 Star - GREAT book, A great story and well written. I can't wait for the next book. I Will Re-Read th ...more
First, the bad: Clive Cussler has no ear for dialogue. His characters' talk is either stiff and stilted or it's movie-perfect. Dirk and his stereotypical wisecracking-Italian sidekick Al Giordino, in particular, always, always, seem to co ...more
Dalam novel ini sebuah gagasan yang orisinil mengemuka tentang bagaimana kemungkinan Jepang untuk menjadi bangsa superior - sa ...more
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It's 1945 and a third B-29 Superfortress takes off from Alaska with an atomic bomb called Mother's Breath, headed for a predetermined target in Ja ...more
However, while I realize that I'm speaking with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight about a book that was written 23 years ago, speaking as someone who majored in International Relations in college and specialized in East Asia, the author's Japan-bashing ...more
I always enjoy Clive Cussler's novels. This plot was awesomely well done in my opinion. What got me to pick it up was the summary on the back of the book. The plot includes Japan, America, a WWII bomb, and bomb threats to America.
I couldn't keep a straight face when Clive wrote himself into the novel to race with Dirk.
There was one brief scene and some profanity throughout the book, but they where well placed. I positively cracked up at this one scene.
"Any chan ...more
During that same war, the Japanese captured the Philippine Islands and looted the small nation of a treasure reputedly worth billions. Before the entire treasure could be transported back to Japan, Am ...more
But, now that I've re-read Dragon, I'm not laughing. Even for a Cussler book, it's s ...more
Dirk Pitt, one of the best written ch ...more
It starts off with not one but two B-29s on the way to drop the A-bomb on Japan. Neither mission is aware of the other; this is General Groves' way of preparing for the worse [if ...more
I generally enjoy a dirk pitt novel. but this…
in some bizarre effort not to be too cliche, some of the sentences end up bass akwards. “We’ll find Loren… and make those pay who took her.” ouch. I don’t know if this was just a particularly bad ghost writer or what, but if you don’t want to get jolted out of the story a couple times an hour, steer clear
It's an addictive book, but displays the ludicrous late-80s/early-90s absolute fear of Japan buying the US (the worst such book I've read, in fact). I wouldn't mind that as a premise, but there are dozens of pages of shadow-boxing political arguments that I simply had to skim over. It's clear Cussler is controlling himself, but he veers dangerously close to open racism.
The other out-of-date part of the book i ...more