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Review: Raise The Titanic!

Raise The Titanic! (Dirk Pitt, #4)Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One of my brother-in-laws gave this to me for Christmas. It’s one of his favorites from his favorite author.

This novel is classic Dirk Pitt. There are exotic locales to explore, authority figures in desperate need of telling off, women in need of bedding, Soviet agents in need of killing, murderers to be caught, and archeological artifacts to be recovered. Only one man can handle all of these tasks (James Bond was not so good at the artifact recovering), Dirk Pitt.

This was written before we even knew the location of the Titanic, so Cussler had to guess with quite a bit of what he wrote. He got some things wrong, we now know, but that doesn’t stop it from being a gripping tale.

Anyone who enjoys Indiana Jones, James Bond, or other action adventure tales will likely enjoy this book. The thing that sets Cussler’s writing apart is his attention to detail, and that shines through here, too.

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  1. Studnougat
    January 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I love the Dirk Pitt stories. One criticism I have is that Dirk seems to be everything to everyone. Outrageously handsome, extremely successful with the ladies, body of a Greek god, the mind of Einstein, wisdom of Solomon, killer instincts, unstoppable martial arts skills, expert marksmen, professional sailor, unparalleled car driving skills, loved by his friends, feared by his enemies. That is why I classify Dirk Pitt as mind candy. Contrast Dirk to Roland in The Dark Tower series. I guess I find characters with flaws much more interesting.

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