Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt #16)
In un luogo imprecisato dell'America settentrionale, una colonia vichinga viene spazzata via dai nativi americani, ma i superstiti riescono a nascondere in una caverna alcune navi colme di tesori. Luglio 2003, mar dei Caraibi. Durante il suo viaggio inaugurale, la Emerald Dolphin, una lussuosa nave da crociera dai rivoluzionari motori a propulsione idrica, pre ...more
The book pulls on history, old fiction, old mysteries, science, science ficition and adventure to create an unforgetable novel that leaves you asking how much of this could be true. In an Alfred Hitchcockish manner, Mr Cussler, weaves himself, his automobiles, his beloved sea craft, and his penchant to be an adventurer into his novel as he a ...more
The very first chapter is about Vikings settling and discovering North America but not an event that has a happy ending.
The rest of the story focuses on new technologies regarding water propulsion on huge luxury cruisers, some scientists new ultimate engine oil and the corruption and power behind many of America's top homeland oil companies. ...more
E prima mea carte citită de acest autor și spre surprinderea mea, mi-a plăcut destul de mult.
Un roman plin de suspans, acțiuni riscante și mult mister. Dirk Pitt are misiunea de a zădărnici acțiunile unui puternic mogul al petrolului, Merlin Zale. Acesta din urmă, înființase un cartel și atrase acolo majoritatea companiilor petroliere importante. Planul era să devină mai puternic decât guvern ...more
The NUMA vessel, Deep Encounter, races to the rescue. Dirk Pitt, the captain and h ...more
But I would still have given it a four-star rating. But then the story had to finish and answer ...more
If you like stories with "Harlequin romance"-type cardboard characters (i.e. perfect brawny men and timid, fainting women), then you'll love this.
However, if you prefer stories with complex, interesting characters, where scenes develop the plot or ...more
This book is terrible.
Again, its not my realm and not my style, but I did approach it with a kind eye and eager mind. The Dues ex Machina in here (in the actual form of the AUTHOR HIMSELF ...more
This great novel by Clive Cussler it is another amazing ocean adventure book. You wouldn't imagine how Vikings and Jules Verne can tie together. The main character Dirk Pitt is always revealing different parts about him. This book ventures into the deep, soars into the sky, and races along land. You wonder at points how they could survive this!
A amazing inventor goes on the maiden voyage of his latest breakthrough in science, The Emerald Dolphin. This i...more
Characters: Obviously, we adore Dirk, he’s strong and adventurous and yet the most complete gentleman you could ask for. Almost suspiciously so!
Style Of Writing: I was less adverse to the details instilled in ...more
When the latest and greatest new cruise liner is mysteriously engulfed in a raging inferno, Pitt's survey ship, which just happens to be within a binocular's view, rushes to the cruise ship's setting the stage for a daring rescue of the nearly 2,000 passengers on board. During his heroic efforts, Pitt runs across ...more
Regular readers will be relieved to he ...more
Try a James Rollins book. Much better action, more research into the technical and historical aspects, and more interesting characters.
The story is my second Cussler book, reading out of order. First was Trojan Odyssey. This one is less silly fantasy, although there is some ocean-based sci-fi, less testosterone targeted than the other book. The author's ego does ooze out into his books: he's a minor hero in this one, indirectly.
I think the ideal Cussler audience might be young, sci-fi, and ...more