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Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  18,396 Ratings  ·  402 Reviews
Atlantico settentrionale, al largo di Terranova. Durante una normale ricognizione, un quadrimotore della Guardia Costiera degli Stati Uniti avvista un immenso iceberg. Gli strumenti di bordo rivelano la presenza di qualcosa all'interno della massa emergente: il relitto di una nave imprigionato nel ghiaccio.Spedito immediatamente sul posto, Dirk Pitt ispeziona l'imbarcazion ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published May 7th 1997 by TEA (first published 1975)
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May 14, 2007 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
Sep 30, 2011 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
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, bookcrossing
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
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 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
Mark Harrison
Mysterious ship locked within an iceberg and Dirk Pitt is off to Iceland tracking down tyrannical killers plotting a major coup. Lots of very good action and a great fight at the end in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride with our hero dressed as the Big Bad Wolf. Big improvement on previous books but the depiction of women characters is dreadful - still getting there bums slapped and being told to stop crying all the time. He does not write women like that in the Isaac Bell series and it takes aw ...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.
Laura Ruetz
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great thriller with a lot of action. Keeps you guessing and Dirk is certainly an engaging and intriguing character. From the settings to the characters, this was a fast moving book that really held my interest.
Dec 01, 2015 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
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.)
Greg Strandberg
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great Cussler novel. This is probably the first where you really start to see some of the outrageous plots start. The whole series is great and I personally think you can't go wrong with a good Dirk Pitt novel.
Mike Crate
Iceberg is perhaps the first of the Dirk Pitt novels that feels like it's built on a solid foundation, that's not to say the first two are weak but they feel in comparison less complex and structured. Iceberg once again provides the reader with an adventure undertaken by Dirk Pitt, this time pulled off a beach to ferry a NUMA scientist to investigate a mysterious ship locked within an iceberg. It turns out that NUMA are just one organisation trying to obtain a revolutionary mineral probe designe ...more
Artur Łęczycki
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Bond i 07 Zgłoś się przy działaniach Dirk Pitt to po prostu ... pikuś. Ale taka ma być ta książka. Opisuje bohatera, który uwodzi wszystkie osobniki płci damskiej, nie pomijając delfinów i fok, ale również "niepełnej" męskiej ;) Poza tym inteligencją i sprawnością umysłową przebija Śp. Hawkinga i Einsteina razem wziętych. Nie dziwne więc, że nikt z nim nie ma szans w starciu "zabili go i uciekł". Książka do przeczytania w 1 wieczór i zapomnienia jeszcze zanim odłożycie dobrze książkę. Ale ...more
A fun read! A great quick action tale. Easy to like the main character and all of his friends. The writing was clear and easy to follow. I enjoyed my first Dirk Pitt novel, but I don't need to rush out for the next one.
May 08, 2011 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
Feb 01, 2016 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
May 31, 2011 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
Jan 19, 2011 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
Peter Charleston
Jan 15, 2013 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.
I never get tired of reading books by Clive Cuddler, no matter how long it's been since I've read it,
Roopkumar Balachandran
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
My Sixth outing with Dirk Pitt adventures

United States Coast Guard plane on a routine survey mission for icebergs notices an abnormal iceberg with a ship imbedded. They mark the iceberg with a red dye. NUMA sends Dirk Pitt and Dr.Hunnewell to survey. They find out that the ship inside the iceberg is the lost ship, Lax owned by Fyrie.
Admiral Sandecker reveals that Kristjan Fyrie's scientist have successfully designed and constructed a nuclear undersea probe that could identify fifteen to twent
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Story-wise, this was a very over-the-top Bond-villan style plot. It was far-fetched and the story just didn't really feel very tight - there were tons of leaps in the plot that got told to you (instead of showing you some of the clues for you to try to figure out on your own). It was still a fun read for the story.

On the social aspects, Iceberg is slightly better in its portrayal of women (compared to Mediterranean Caper), but it's still not terrific. They're still basically disposible plaything
Mevlüt Ceylan
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Buz dağının sadece görünen kısmı bu. AHAHAHAHAHAH...
Bir klişedir bu söz. Ama siz gülmediniz muhtemelen. Neyse dönelim kitaba.
Tamam buz dağının görünmeyen kısmı vardır biliyoruz ama bu görünmeyen kısımın onun "içi" olabileceği aklımıza gelmezdi. Clive amca bize bunu gösteriyor işte. İçini yani. Ne var içinde. Bir gemi.
Clive Cussler varsa tabi ki köşede bir yerlerde bir gemi muhakkak vardır. Sonra bir gizem. Ve kötü adamlar. Buz dağının içinde keşfedilen bir gemi bizi farklı maceralara sürüklüyor
Geoff Battle
This early Cussler novel is certainly light on real story. The plot is driven by volumes of narrative which describes the plot and it used as a vehicle to progress it. This is lazy writing, and fortunately Cussler gets better as the Dirk Pitt novels progress. The characters are also somewhat shallow, which adds to the overall simplicity of the writing. The final issue is that there are some leaps of faith required in terms of character's behaviours throughout the book. However, the intrigue and ...more
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second published Dirk Pitt novel was a fascinating read! This is also my second Clive Cussler novel and I don't foresee myself slowing up! Pitt tries to locate a missing yacht in the North Atlantic and it turns up being found encased in an iceberg!! That mystery is solved within the first few chapters and a massive web of conspiracy is spun until the very end! My only complaint is how easily Pitt thought of exactly what the enemy was thinking and planning. Some of it was so far-fetched, but ...more
Tim Seabrook
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book quickly follows on the heels of book 2, The Mediteranean Caper and has Pitt being flung in the deep end straight away, helicopter battles, trapped in the wilderness of Iceland and a corporate ring with loads of villains thrown in.

Clive Cussler doesn't fail to entertain again, the action is fast paced with a few breathers to give you a chance to assimilate what has happened before the next chase or set of events. A nice couple of extra twists in the story just to keep you off balance an
Mar 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work-related
This was pretty terrible. Not like the later Pitt adventures except in the over-the-top adventure setting and even that wasn't as well put together as later adventures. Reading this was almost like watching a train wreck. I thought hey, this can't get worse, yet it did.

Less problematic: stilted dialogue and behavioral cues.

More problematic areas: treatment of women, treatment of GLBTQ folk; caricature portrayals of every-group.

The only way I'd recommend this book is to show what not to do.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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