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The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

My 1st Clive Cussler read

I read this book around 1980, given to me by my brother after he finished. What a great start it was to the world of Clive Cussler (CC). We had just returned from two years in Turkey, so the geographical references were bright and spot on. I really enjoyed how CC so ...
I read this book around 1980, given to me by my brother after he finished. What a great start it was to the world of Clive Cussler (CC). We had just returned from two years in Turkey, so the geographical references were bright and spot on. I really enjoyed how CC so aptly described the details of not only the locations, but down to the way a dress would lay on the curvaceous body of Dirk's woman du jour.

I could not read this book fast enough, taking no more than a day and a half, interrupted only due to the hour in which I started being so close to bedtime. I read as much as I could before falling to sleep.

As his first Dirk Pitt novel, CC did show his Freshman writing, but he grabs the reader by the neck and shoves the adventure down your throat.
The seemingly non-stop action, coupled with a string theory collaboration of characters is a tremendous formula for success. It all leads to the first of so many "Only Dirk, Al, and the Good Guys/Girls can avert Global destruction by following insignificant clues" scenarios.

It also lead to a 30+ year family CC book swap meet between my brother and I, where one of us buys the newest release, devours it, then sends it to the other on a rotating basis. Thanks for all the memories, sir.

posted by Breykaleg on January 19, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fun and Quick Read

A fun and quick read. Great for reading on an airplane or while traveling. Basically, its like reading an Indiana Jones movie. Lots of action, very fast-paced, and the plot doesn't really matter (and doesn't have to be believable). Have fun with this book!

posted by ashleyann120 on January 10, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Fun and Quick Read

    A fun and quick read. Great for reading on an airplane or while traveling. Basically, its like reading an Indiana Jones movie. Lots of action, very fast-paced, and the plot doesn't really matter (and doesn't have to be believable). Have fun with this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2010

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    Early Cussler - Rough but Entertaining

    The VERY early Cussler was fun entertainment but a little rough around the edges. The plot was far fetched (aren't they all) and the hero was a little raw. Later efforts improved greatly, but I still enjoyed this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    not bad

    interesting story, not great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2010

    Older in the Dirk Pitt series

    Not as well written as later books in this series, but still a good read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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