Adult Fiction CUSSLER
What other readers are saying about this title:
Too long, too depressing, too uninspiring, too many smart criminals, too few clever good guys, too much death, too much destruction, too many murders... 2 of 10 stars
posted Feb 11, 2011 at 3:03PM
I’ve liked this one a bit more than other recent books by CC, and give it maybe 6.5 out of 10. Pretty standard CC fare but at least this one has more interesting characters and doesn’t go overboard too much in plot elements.
There’s my usual issues with CC’s series, though. Why, oh why, does he have to give two main characters in the book the exact same name (and add that onto the similarity in the co-author’s name)? And there’s several references to things I thought were resolved in other books. There’s mention of not knowing where Alexander The Great is buried, but I thought in the book Treasure they found his casket? I’ve noticed this kind of patchy acknowledging certain past book events and not others in other books by CC. Okay, and then there’s the usual (by now very cheesy) cameo appearance by CC himself in this book. At least this time his appearance wasn’t a critical plot turning point, but it is getting tiresome. And don’t the characters remember having met somebody named ’Clive Cussler’? Finally, at least this time he tries to make excuses for really basic technical errors in SCUBA diving that have gone unanswered in other books. Any new diver learns you do NOT fly within 24 hours of diving. I think this even applies to ’puddle jumping’ since diver rescue helicopters have special permission to fly really low since even normal helicopter altitude may be detrimental.
posted May 31, 2011 at 11:14PM
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