Dragon (Dirk Pitt #10)
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
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.)
Dalam novel ini sebuah gagasan yang orisinil mengemuka tentang bagaimana kemungkinan Jepang untuk menjadi bangsa superior - sa...more
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Dragon tidak mencerita...more
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.
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
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
1) Cussler finally figured out the cold war was over, so instead of fighting Ruskies, Dirk Pitt squared off against the Japs.
2) Instead of thwarting one big nuclear attack, there were lots of little suit-cased sized bombs to stop, so the book had a bit more of a modern, small terror-state feel.
Initializing the story by providing a twist to the moments before the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing only to follow up nearly 50 years later was a feat, perhaps only Cussler could achieve.
Most parts of the novel deal with The United States and Japan racially discriminating the other though its difficult to say whose right and whose wrong.
The one major relief in this novel is that Cussler finally breaks the stereotype by introducing Japan as the main opponent rat...more