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Posted: 9/24/2011 1:08:28 PM EDT
I just started to read Clive Clusser most notalbly the Oregon files, and the FARGO series of books and find his writing good for an escape from the everyday humdrum. What sayeth the hive?
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 1:12:41 PM EDT
You'll like his original books a lot better IMHO. Grew up reading them, and even became a commercial diver in part from it.
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 1:18:43 PM EDT
Dirk Pitt for the win!

Early books are great reading.
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 1:24:04 PM EDT
Woot, have even owned a few Doxa dive watches.

The 'original' (i.e. before his kids) Dirk Pitt books are my favorite. I couldn't get into the Kurt Austin books though. The Oregon Files stories aren't bad, and I'm also liking the newer Isaac Bell series
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 1:27:15 PM EDT
Wow brings back memories +1
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 2:42:18 PM EDT
Yup. I am listening to the audio books as I get them from the library.

I like 'em. They ain't super awesome, but they ain't bad either.


Link Posted: 9/24/2011 7:24:45 PM EDT
The Dirk Pitt books are the best.
They all have an interesting maritime mystery from the past, a modern villain, good action, and a sense of humor.

Where else are you going to get the hero chasing an escaping barge tow down the Mississippi using an 1850's steam boat while shooting at the bad guys with a Model 1921 Thompson gun.
Link Posted: 9/25/2011 1:24:46 PM EDT
Just the Dirk Pitt books. All the others are just rehashed Pitt stories.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 5:11:10 PM EDT
I've only read the Fargo books (actually audio booked 'em since I commute for a couple hours a day), and they are decent.

It's CUSSLER, by the way...
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:50:26 PM EDT
They got me in to reading when I was a young teenager. I've since moved on, but I'd recommend them to anyone who needs to help a young person start reading more.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:46:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Madcap72:
You'll like his original books a lot better IMHO. Grew up reading them, and even became a commercial diver in part from it.


Same here. I've read every single Dirk Pitt book and his non-fiction. Have only read a few of his newer books.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 7:03:30 PM EDT
I started with Raise the Titanic when I was about 12,always read above my grade level.
Link Posted: 10/4/2011 11:54:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gopher:
Just the Dirk Pitt books. All the others are just rehashed Pitt stories.


Link Posted: 1/30/2012 10:56:51 AM EDT
I really like the Oregon Files series of books.
Link Posted: 1/31/2012 6:48:51 AM EDT
I have enjoyed his books for nearly two decades now. I really enjoyed the Dirk Pitt books, and had gotten to enjoy the Oregon Files books as well.

There are many interesting alternate looks at real history, when searching for long lost....
Link Posted: 1/31/2012 6:56:32 AM EDT
Enjoyed the Dirk Pitt books so much I'm collecting them in hardback.
The others, not so much.
Link Posted: 3/25/2012 9:05:31 PM EDT
Read all the Dirk Pitt novels, most of the Oregon Files, and all of the NUMA files, oh and one Fargo Adventure. The Dirk Pitt series starting going downhill when his son started writing, but I still read them. I am really enjoying the Isaac Bell stories, though. Actual events from the early 1900's are mixed in with his stories which makes them all the more fun to read.
Link Posted: 3/25/2012 10:36:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2012 10:39:55 PM EDT by raygixxer89]
Originally Posted By olivers_AR:
Dirk Pitt for the win!

Early books are great reading.


This. I stopped reading them when he introduced new characters. Have read every single Pitt novel, though.


ETA: Holy thread ressurection!
Link Posted: 3/26/2012 12:47:38 AM EDT
I just finished "The Race" and it was okay. Not as good as "the Wrecker" IMHO, but it was a still a good listen.
Link Posted: 3/26/2012 3:22:23 PM EDT
Read four or five of the Dirk Pitt books - they started to all sound the same so I moved on. Plus the last couple I read were just too unbelieveable to swallow. Turned me off. Haven't read any of Cussler's stuff in years. But that's just me.

Not legal advice, MHO, YMMV, etc.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 2:47:16 AM EDT
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