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Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler
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Sep 08, 2007

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I'm pretty sure I've read all of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels. When I put this - the last of them - down, I was surprised how bittersweet it was to finish. Taken on its own merits, Trojan Odyssey is a weak effort. The story was transparent and lacked the same ridiculously long odds of survival that animated the earlier Pitt novels. The awkward asides to introduce characters who I'm guessing show up in the Cussler-branded novels were turn offs. 90% of the dialog between Pitt and Giordano was recycled ten times over from previous books. The introduction of Pitt's twin son and daughter smacked of introducing a cute kid on a fading sitcom. All of those flaws (and many others) aside, I still cruised through this book like I was having a conversation with an old friend. Reading Cussler for me has always been like re-reading a favorite book, since all of the books are essentially the same. That is their brilliance, and I'll miss them.

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