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Serpent: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Wow!,,,

Now this was a true Cussler book. Really enjoyed reading it and getting into true excitment mode. Worth the 15 dollars I paid. From Nancy.

posted by Anonymous on May 24, 2011

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

This is a HORRIBLE book.

I have read EVERY Dirk Pitt novel from Cussler and loved every one of them. But THIS book has absolutely MINIMAL input from Mr Cussler. He has helped a 'fishing buddy' (as was written on the back cover flap) get some money by lending his name and the NUMA organization f...
I have read EVERY Dirk Pitt novel from Cussler and loved every one of them. But THIS book has absolutely MINIMAL input from Mr Cussler. He has helped a 'fishing buddy' (as was written on the back cover flap) get some money by lending his name and the NUMA organization for Mr Paul Kemprecos to invent poorly made heros. He tries to copy Mr Cussler's style by making his hero also have a private love, this one win rare guns, and also attempts to find witty reparte' with his cohort, but there is no 'wit', and even less connection between the characters.

This book was a disapointment from the beginning. Mr Cussler is to be commended for trying to help a friend, but is also to be condemed for placing his name in bold print as if he had a major hand in the production and writing of it. You can tell from the onset that the style bears absolutely NO resembelance to Mr. Cusslers previous books, has no style, the characters are dull and boring, and the entire mission is without purpose.

I say do not buy this book, and avoid any other book that supposedly 'teams' these two authors together, because, simply said, Mr Cussler could NOT have written more than 3 pages of this book and Mr Kemprecos has no sense of style in this genre.

posted by Anonymous on April 21, 2001

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2001

    This is a HORRIBLE book.

    I have read EVERY Dirk Pitt novel from Cussler and loved every one of them. But THIS book has absolutely MINIMAL input from Mr Cussler. He has helped a 'fishing buddy' (as was written on the back cover flap) get some money by lending his name and the NUMA organization for Mr Paul Kemprecos to invent poorly made heros. He tries to copy Mr Cussler's style by making his hero also have a private love, this one win rare guns, and also attempts to find witty reparte' with his cohort, but there is no 'wit', and even less connection between the characters.<p> This book was a disapointment from the beginning. Mr Cussler is to be commended for trying to help a friend, but is also to be condemed for placing his name in bold print as if he had a major hand in the production and writing of it. You can tell from the onset that the style bears absolutely NO resembelance to Mr. Cusslers previous books, has no style, the characters are dull and boring, and the entire mission is without purpose.<p> I say do not buy this book, and avoid any other book that supposedly 'teams' these two authors together, because, simply said, Mr Cussler could NOT have written more than 3 pages of this book and Mr Kemprecos has no sense of style in this genre.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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