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Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #2)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  16,265 Ratings  ·  333 Reviews
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 clue to the ship's priceless-and missing-cargo: nine ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew. ...more
Published (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
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.)
Jun 17, 2015 Pamela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
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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
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 08, 2011 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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.
Nov 12, 2011 Bryan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

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

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
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.
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
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
Peter Charleston
Mar 11, 2013 Peter Charleston rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
Dirk Pitt does a fine job as he stumbles through numerous near death adventures. An enjoyable read.
Christian D.  Orr
Jul 24, 2013 Christian D. Orr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 23, 2014 Trisha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
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
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 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
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
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
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 ‘
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.
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
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
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
Oct 01, 2016 Johan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
Wat in feite een gewoon, goed avonturenverhaal zou moeten zijn, wordt verpest door belachelijke dialogen en plotwendingen, homofobie en sexisme. Vrouwen moeten zwijgen wanneer mannen over serieuze zaken praten, vrouwen mogen gezien, maar niet gehoord worden, ... Is dit typisch voor Clive Cussler of voor de avonturenverhalen met een macho held uit de jaren zeventig? Welke andere, gelijkaardige avonturenreeks bestaat er uit de jaren zeventig (of eerder) waarmee ik zou kunnen vergelijken? Ian Flemi ...more
Oct 07, 2016 Priya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Standard Clive Cussler / Dirk Pitt book.
Marko Hozmec
Oct 14, 2016 Marko Hozmec rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really like Dirk Pitt adventures but I was shocked by the extreme homophobia in this book! You have words like "faggot", "fairy" said many times in the book and statements that "faggots are not real men".... And Dirk acts half of the book like a stereotypical, over the top gay person, so insulting. So disappointed in this book....
Oct 25, 2016 Ernie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cussler-clive
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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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