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White Death: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series)

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posted by 2345196 on June 18, 2012

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Death for the Reader

When you've got yourself a good one, there's nothing quite like being engrossed in one of Cussler's adventure novels. When you find yourself reading one of his weaker works, there's not much quite like it either. While this book contains mutated fish, nefarious Islander...
When you've got yourself a good one, there's nothing quite like being engrossed in one of Cussler's adventure novels. When you find yourself reading one of his weaker works, there's not much quite like it either. While this book contains mutated fish, nefarious Islanders, a Kurt Austin Romance and a shadowy international Corporation, it was just not written well. I could not shake the feeling that this was just a cookie cutter novel that was more manufactured than written. With 25 pages remaining to the conclusion of the novel, I threw it out, out of frustration. While some of his work (see Lost City for example) can have you up late enjoying his adventures, some are dead in the water. I'd pass on White Death, a book which will amount to a slow death for any reader.

posted by Anonymous on July 15, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2004

    White Death dies a death

    This book is poor by any standard. Usually, when a Dirk Pitt novel gets released I interrupt other books I am reading to get stuck into Dirk's new adventures. The Austin books are generally less appealing and I only read them if I have nothing better to read at the time. With White Death, if I had known that it was such a terrible read, I would have avoided it. As it is - I started reading it in July and it is still next to my night stand - maybe I read a couple of paragraphs a night to try and finish it. Sadly, Clive Cussler has hit rock bottom with this series - this book is just boring. The dialogue (even the construction of the sentences) is bad and the characters are predictable. Mr Cussler: in your next book, please have Austin and Zavala get swept away on a tsunmai - the wave goodbye will be enormous!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2003

    What a shame

    Wow, way to phone it in big guy! I wonder how much, if anything, Clive Cussler actually contributed to this book. A couple of times I found myself complaining out loud to his photo on the dust jacket, e.g., 'you should be embarassed.' 'White Death' was really poor, IMO ... not the plot, which you expect to be over-the-top, but the writing, descriptions and dialogue. I was reminded of those bad writing contests that produce such side-splitting entries.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    Where's Dirk!!

    I will read this but will miss Dirk. Where is he? One star because he's not the focus of the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    This novel is definitely sub-standard to normal NUMA series nove

    This novel is definitely sub-standard to normal NUMA series novels. Thumbs down on this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Crap

    Crap crap and more crap

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2003

    Readers deserve better

    A decent read but it is obvious that Cussler has very little to do with this book. That certain sophistication present in his early books is missing. The new books are great for high school kids.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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