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Trojan Odyssey Paperback

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718147030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718147037
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 12 x 5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 83 customer reviews
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Format: Hardcover
If you've never read Cussler, all his books are done via formula. Essentially they're all the same, but you'll never complain about the retread. They're all the same, yet all very entertaining.
This book is Cussler's last (though not the last of the series). It suffers for that reason, as Cussler strives to tie loose ends.
The reigns are being passed from Dirk Sr to Dirk Jr (a convenient appearance, but not wholly unbelievable). At the same time the reigns are being passed from Clive to his son.
The story is entertaining, and likely was likely read by the writers of The Day After Tomorrow. It was novel before the movie, might be tired after, but this came first.
There are some creepy moments between Dirk Jr and his sister, as she's set up to be a sexy character despite spending much of her time alone with her brother in the middle of the ocean - am I the only one that sees this? Couldn't the editor have stepped in on these?
I won't complain much, though. Cussler has given us many, many (many) entertaining reads, and even though he ends on a dip it is a necessary one, and still a solid effort.
If you're a Cussler fan buy it. If you're not yet a Cussler fan buy this, along with some older ones and read those first.
Adventure fans will not go wrong.
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Format: Hardcover
Every few years, Dirk Pitt saves the world from an ecological disaster. This daunting task is always achieved, but only after harrowing adventures, dastardly villans, and heroics that are beyond mere mortals, such as I.
This book is no exception. It IS a page-turner, a roller-coaster ride, and a lot of fun. It is NOT great literature or scholarly research. If that is what you want to read right now, then, as some other reviewers have suggested, go elsewhere for the moment. When you are ready for fun, read Trojan Odyssey.
What I always enjoy about Cussler's work is the "over the top" physical deeds of heroism of Dirk and Al. Although they are getting a bit older, they still provide the thrills.
While this may not be his best (I'm still partial to Sahara) it is very much worth the read for fans. Perhaps those who are new to Cussler's work should go back to a book that predates Flood Tide....get to know the players, and enjoy them. Just a thought. But for me, I wanted a "Dirk Pit fix" to enjoy, and I did.
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Format: Hardcover
I have read Clive Cussler novels for over 20 years and count some of his novels as the best I've ever read, in particular Sahara, Night Probe and Atlantis Found. I picked up Trojan Odyssey pretty much the day it came out and, like most of his books, devoured it quickly. And I have to admit that when I was done, I didn't have that "Wow!" reaction like I have had with many of his books, but I did enjoy it.
I thought the typical catastrophic event that pervades Clive's novels was novel indeed. An evil corporation attempts to freeze out Europe using underground tunnels to attampt to change water temperatures in the oceans. He hasn't done that one before. Dirk Pitt and his partner Al Giordino again go through much agony to save the planet once again.
Of course, what has changed here is the addition to the storytelling of Dirk Pitt's newly discovered twins, Summer and Dirk, who made their initial appearance at the end of Clive's previous novel, Valhalla Rising. I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of the twins, primarily because they are exactly like their namesakes (their mother, Summer Moran, was a character in the very first Pitt novel, Pacific Vortex). I wish Clive had made them a different from Dirk Sr. and Summer Sr. But I was glad that they only have a secondary role here. I hope it stays that way in the future.
All that said, if you've never read a Cussler novel, I think you'll enjoy it. If you've read the entire Cussler catalog, I can see why you might be disappointed a little. But understand that Clive wrote this with a heavy heart as he lost his wife of 40+ years, Barbara, to cancer early in 2003. He still plugged away for his fans, so I'm going to cut him some slack. I'll bet the next Pitt novel will be a great one!
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Format: Hardcover
A mysterious brown crud is killing the sea life in one region of the world. Dirk's little Pitts, "Dirk" and "Summer" (his newly discovered son and daughter) attempt to research the crud to come up with its source and composition. Together, the Pitt family is taken on a wild ride of adventure as they find out that yet another evil, greedy being is hell-bent on controlling the world's weather patterns, making it dependent on this evil being's investment in heating sources. Dirk and family save the day from greedy, evil person and everyone lives happily ever-after.
Although he leaves a few clues that offer an obvious out in case he changes his mind, Cussler gives us the impression that this is, at last, the final Dirk Pitt adventure story. He resurrects Dirk Pitt for seemingly one last adventure that borders on extreme fantasy. "Fantasy" you ask? Sure... an evil being hell-bent on controlling the world's weather pattern? It's possible. A team of adventurers who risk every imaginable peril, only to escape in the nick of time, every time? Sure, it's possible. Dirk Pitt's gorgeous lady lust muffin, Loren, waiting for twenty years to marry Dirk Pitt? No way, no how, folks. I guarantee that's PURE fantasy.
I've read all but two of Cussler's books in thirty years and have written about most of them on Maybe it's pure coincidence, but I suspect that Mr. Cussler may have actually read my reviews. One of the characters in his story had a name somewhat similar to my own. However, I have to wonder about that, because the evil Captain "Leigh Hunt" was drug along a sailing ship and fed to the sharks. Clive, are you trying to tell me something?
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