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Skeleton Coast (Oregon Files Series #4)

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Clive Cussler on Steroids

Ok, so maybe not steroids, but Jack DuBrul's writing might be the closest thing to it in a literay sense. I'm a long time fan of Cussler, but I've got no qualms admitting that DuBrul is more...intense writer of the two. And it really shows in Skeleton Coast! I couldn't ...
Ok, so maybe not steroids, but Jack DuBrul's writing might be the closest thing to it in a literay sense. I'm a long time fan of Cussler, but I've got no qualms admitting that DuBrul is more...intense writer of the two. And it really shows in Skeleton Coast! I couldn't put it down! This is another of the Oregon Files titles, but it's by far the best. This one grabs you from the first sentence and doesn't let go. It's a breath of fresh air for Cussler fans and while I look forward to future Cussler/DuBrul team-ups, I'm just as happy to see DuBrul stick with his Phillip Mercer books. Whether you're a fan of Cussler or Dubrul, Skeleton Coast, will float your boat.... Get it? Cussler...boat? Yeah, that's lame...but the book isn't!

posted by Anonymous on October 23, 2006

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3 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Thanks but no thanks

While I enjoy adventure stories for the casual reading they are and have read all of Cussler's, I was disturbed by a lot of the assumptions in this and other of his recent books. This is transparently hawkish, an ultra-conservative defense of the questionable actions o...
While I enjoy adventure stories for the casual reading they are and have read all of Cussler's, I was disturbed by a lot of the assumptions in this and other of his recent books. This is transparently hawkish, an ultra-conservative defense of the questionable actions of the very furthest right of the political spectrum. (One could even suspect it was commissioned or at least underwritten by these elements.) It reflects the current culture that decrees all means justify the end - as long it benefits the right people. Cussler's recent books portray that it's OKAY for Americans to go into other countries - with which we are not at war - and kill its citizens for some secret government agenda. That it's OKAY for our US government to hire out 'black ops' in secret because it's against our laws to do so openly. Through the years, I've tolerated Cussler's blatant sexism, juvenile writing style, improbable exploits of cartoonish heroes. However, he has veered into political territory that offends me but even more, terrifies me that it may be the truest part of his stories.

posted by Anonymous on November 13, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2006

    Thanks but no thanks

    While I enjoy adventure stories for the casual reading they are and have read all of Cussler's, I was disturbed by a lot of the assumptions in this and other of his recent books. This is transparently hawkish, an ultra-conservative defense of the questionable actions of the very furthest right of the political spectrum. (One could even suspect it was commissioned or at least underwritten by these elements.) It reflects the current culture that decrees all means justify the end - as long it benefits the right people. Cussler's recent books portray that it's OKAY for Americans to go into other countries - with which we are not at war - and kill its citizens for some secret government agenda. That it's OKAY for our US government to hire out 'black ops' in secret because it's against our laws to do so openly. Through the years, I've tolerated Cussler's blatant sexism, juvenile writing style, improbable exploits of cartoonish heroes. However, he has veered into political territory that offends me but even more, terrifies me that it may be the truest part of his stories.

    3 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2007

    NOT MY CUP OF CUSSLER

    I just really did not like this book much at all. I have enjoyed almost all of Cussler's books, but this just did not sound like his writing. I was very disappointed. It was long and drawn out and I felt like they just kept making up things as they went. From stolen diamonds to misplaced weapons to oil slicks... it was just a jumbled up, disconnected collection of 'stuff'

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