Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #3)
Here was a sea mystery to rank alongside the Bermuda Triangle and the Marie Celeste. But for Major Dirk Pitt, top troubleshooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, it was also the first l ...more
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
Plucked from the dusty depths this weekend was Iceberg, a very early Dirk Pi ...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
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.)
Although an easy read, it was predictable. The plot followed a basic layout that the others have followed. It makes the climax virtually nonexistent. It also lacked Al, one of my favorite characters. He's Pitt's Watson,and ...more
When Pitt has to explain why he has been acting effeminate in front of the villain (Rondheim):
"I would have had to step out of character. Rondheim has everyreason to think I'm a faggot. I want him to go right on thinking that."
When Pitt's secretary Tidi stumbles, spills coffee on herself on a speeding boat and lets Pitt and Sandecker know about it:
"What in hell was that all about?"
Pitt- "Women rarely offer explanation"
I haven't followed Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels, but this one kept me reading. Dirk was not at all was I expected him to be. The bit he played to fool Oskar was super cute! I wish I had been there to see Oskar's reactions.
Tidi was sweet and endearing. I was surprised by her romantic interests towards the end.
Kirsti was a shocker for me! Thanks, Clive, for throwing me that curv ...more
The NUMA personnel were limited to Admiral Sandecker, Dirk Pitt, and the admiral' s Secretary. I missed Al Giordino. The plot was weaker than any other Cussler book I've read.
It's still worth reading if you want to ensure you've read all of the Dirk Pitt novels, but ...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
จากเลมกอน แคเปิดเรืองแปบเดียว กเจอตัวราย เดิรก พิตต กลุยอยางเดียวพรอมคูหูผูชวยอยาง อัล จิออดิโน สะบักสบอมไปตามกัน แตกพลิกแผนปราบตัวรายไดอยางรวดเดียว
แตเลมนีไมมีคูหูอยาง อัล จิออดิโน เดิรก พิตต พรอมกับเจานายนายพลแซนแดคเกอร และเลขาสวนตัว (ใชครับ ตามนีจริงๆ) ตองออกผจญเหลารายทามกลางแผนทีวางไวอยางซับซอนเกินคาดเด ...more
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