The Solomon Curse
There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants,...more
There are a lot of repeated phrases. A particular politician is "one of the good ones" a few times. Someone trying to not show emotion has a face carved of various things, usually granite, sometimes mahogany. One of them jokes about hurting their sacroliliac, which I'm not sure anyone under 60 or so says at this point.
Then later when the danger started happening, Sam seemed awfully calm in spite of all the bad stuff going on around him. It’s like he was in denial. I think the Fargo’s are get ...more
1. Protagonist(s) arrive on scene, rescue someone in distress.
2. Protagonist(s) meet foxy lady, either in distress, or involved in rescue.
3. Dinner between 1&2
4. Problem in the area discovered, usually ecological in nature/plundering the earth. Treasure may or not be involved.
5. Bad guys discover protagonist(s) on scene a threat; attempt to get rid of opposition.
6. 5 piques interest of protagonist(s); further investigation; further attempts to eliminate.
7. Action, ...more
In The Solomon Curse, the sunken temple exploration with reference to history was the best part of the book. It got me excited! The villain was sort of unexpected however I don't see how it was necessary to have that guy in Sydney in the story.
The worst part of the book for me was the conversation that seems unnatural between Sam and Remi including her team. Their jokes aren't even funny. I s ...more
For those who have been on hand at the beginning of the Fargo's adventures, they have always had good bantering amongst themselves, but while I did enjoy the mystery, suspense and action, it just fell a little short for me. I will continue buying all of Clive Cusslers novels, because after reading them for 15 years, you are sort of hooked on the ch ...more
Russell Blake follows up on his initial outing as Cussler's co-author with The Solomon Curse, a yarn that find our favorite anthropologist/archaeologist/multi-millionaire adventurer couple assisting a friend diving on a possible new find at Guadalcanal. The ...more
Having read all the books in the Fargo series, I was pretty disappointed with this installment. The plot felt very disjointed and implausible. I understand that you have to allow for a little unbelievability when you read adventure novels but it strained credibility in most cases.
If you like an adventure which discusses some archeological findings as well as some World War II historical lore, you will enjoy this book. This is the first experience I've had witrh this particular series, but will not be my last.
In terms of the story it's interesting it's set on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands - th ...more