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Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #2)

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O gigantesco iceberg no Atlântico Norte era um túmulo flutuante. A colossal massa de gelo encerrava um navio no seu interior; selado de tal forma que nem o mastro era visível.

Uma patrulha da guarda costeira percebeu que algo se escondia no seu interior. Deixaram marcas para enviar uma equipa de investigação, mas alguém apagou a sinalização para que este local não fosse enc
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 9th 2012 by Saída de Emergência (first published September 1974)
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May 14, 2007 Josh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Shelves: booksread
That Clive Cussler is the greatest homophobic, perverse, women loathing writer of our time
Pam (E.P. Scott)
Apr 15, 2013 Pam (E.P. Scott) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action, adventure
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
Oct 11, 2011 Graham rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
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
Mar 08, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookcrossing, 2014
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
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
Dec 07, 2015 Carl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've been a huge fan of Clive Cussler for years. I probably started reading him in the early 90's and kept going up until he franchised his name and stopped doing the writing. I thought I'd go back and re-read Iceberg, as I love the Dirk Pitt series and I hadn't read the early ones in ages. I was stunned at how poorly the book holds up. It's early in the Pitt series so I knew that Pitt would be a little rougher and the other characters not as developed as I was used to, but I was surprised at th ...more
James Hayward
Really enjoyed reading this. I like the character Dirk Pitt tough cookie and a bit of a womanizer . This book has a very interesting and surprising twist with one of the characters at the end of the book in the epilogue . Got to check see if the next book in the series is available from the library.
Apr 18, 2012 Daniel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 08, 2011 3omar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 31, 2011 Jo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 01, 2011 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 02, 2016 Doughgirl5562 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: homophobic
I'm very torn about Clive Cussler and his books. When I started listening to audios about ten years ago, I started with Cussler's more recent adventure novels and loved them. His hero, Dirk Pitt, is pretty macho, but in a charming way. And Cussler writes great stories with a sense of history and fantasy. My favorite has been Saraha, with its tie-in to the Civil War. I also thoroughly enjoyed The Sea Hunters, which is the non-fiction book he wrote about his "hobby" of hunting for old shipwrecks. ...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
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
Trevor Jones
Apr 24, 2014 Trevor Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ‘
Luis Fernando Franco
Este libro es mucho mejor que el anterior ve de la serie, aunque tiene las mismas fallas.

Es entretenido y tiene algunos temas que al profundizar en ellos son realmente interesantes.

En los defectos, primero haré notar uno de los técnicos: la visión de magia de las computadoras. Es curioso, pero en algún caso se trata de una visión premonitoria de lo que hoy se conoce como Big Data, alimentar un montón de datos aparentemente desconectados y estas por arte de magia entregarán resultados casi perf
Jul 15, 2015 Lydia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, adventure
Ok so there were some things I liked about this book, and there were some things I wasn't super crazy about.

I will mention the bad first. I get tired of Dirk continually objectifying women, mentally undressing them, and treating them like idiots. It's so strange because in later books he loses a lot of those aspects of his personality. He is still clearly on the prowl for women, but he isn't continually undressing them in his head. Also, I feel like the women in the later books are more empowere
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.)
Frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice -- the charred remains of a long-missing luxury yacht, vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous. The only clues to the ship's priceless -- and missing -- cargo: ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew.

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
Feb 18, 2015 Markus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dirk Pitt is the Man. Clive Cussler don't care, here are some excerpts:

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"
Shawnee Bowlin
Mar 18, 2015 Shawnee Bowlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Iceberg was entertaining, mysterious, and interesting. Clive Cussler did a great job with the suspense and the plot twists.
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
Jul 23, 2015 Geralt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, adventure
I've read two Dirk Pitt novels so far, and I thought that something similar would be perfect for some light reading on the beach. And it was, kind of.

I knew what I was getting into - an adventure with an almost superhuman protagonist who views women as sexy but slightly dull play things, with devious villains and haphazard plot twists, but come on, you can't be serious.

The diving mechanics are all wrong (though he fixed that in "Inca gold"), the aerial battle can be called silly at best and the
Mark Easter
Jul 19, 2015 Mark Easter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The towering iceberg drifting in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship - sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded. 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 link in a fantastic chain of events that would lead him too close - and too often - to violent death. And to the discovery of

William  Knight
This was clearly an old novel by a favorite author. It had some terms and actions we would not use today, including using derogatory terms for gay people and insensitivity to women, including what we would consider sexual harassment.

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
Jan 27, 2016 Kelanth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: avventura
Iceberg, in originale “Iceberg” è un libro del 1975, romanzo del genere avventura di Clive Cussler, che è uno scrittore statunitense di romanzi d'avventura. La carriera di scrittore comincia nel 1965, mentre si ritrovava a badare ai figli la notte per sopperire alla moglie poliziotta. Esordisce nella narrativa nel 1973, con la pubblicazione del romanzo Enigma, cronologicamente il secondo romanzo dedicato alle avventure di Dirk Pitt. Solo nel 1982 viene pubblicato il primo romanzo di Pitt, Vortic ...more
My Rating Scale:
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
Natt Cham
Mar 15, 2015 Natt Cham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lee Hua
โอว...โอว เดิรก พิตต อีกครังในรอบสามวัน หากไมนับนิยายจีนกำลังภายในและ GoT ทีตองอานเลมตอเลม นับไดนอยครังทีจะหยิบเรืองในชุดเดียวกันมาอานอยางตอเนืองโดยไมพักแทรกเรืองอืนบาง เดิรก พิตต เปนปรากฏการณ

จากเลมกอน แคเปิดเรืองแปบเดียว กเจอตัวราย เดิรก พิตต กลุยอยางเดียวพรอมคูหูผูชวยอยาง อัล จิออดิโน สะบักสบอมไปตามกัน แตกพลิกแผนปราบตัวรายไดอยางรวดเดียว

แตเลมนีไมมีคูหูอยาง อัล จิออดิโน เดิรก พิตต พรอมกับเจานายนายพลแซนแดคเกอร และเลขาสวนตัว (ใชครับ ตามนีจริงๆ) ตองออกผจญเหลารายทามกลางแผนทีวางไวอยางซับซอนเกินคาดเด
Oct 19, 2014 Betelgeuse rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chi vuole immergersi in un’avventura glaciale.
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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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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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