Dirk Pitt, direttore dei Progetti Speciali della Numa, si imbatte in un autentico rompicapo: in un'area sperduta dell'oceano Pacifico spariscono nel nulla decine di navi, senza lasciare dietro di sé né relitti né cadaveri. Quando scompare lo Starbuck, avveniristico mezzo subacqueo della marina statunitense, Dirk Pitt ritrova casualmente l'ultimo messaggio del comandante Dupree. Inizia così un'agghiacciante corsa contro il tempo, in lotta con esseri che sembrano arrivare da altri pianeti e con gli abitanti della leggendaria isola di Kanoli.
- ISBN: 8830414255
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 288
- Data di uscita: 27-06-1997
Great escapism, more thoughts to follow Although this wasn't the first Dirk Pitt novel released, it was the first written and is the first in the series "adventure wise". Having read a number of Dirk Pitt novels, I know they get better than this, but that said this was a good escapist novel, and is a Leggi tutto
When I was a teenager, I loved the Dirk Pitt adventure stories. But once I went to college, got married, had kids, etc., I lost track of many series that I enjoyed. Now that I'm older and have more time for reading, I'm going back and revisiting many authors and series that I missed. I've read two J Leggi tutto
In the foreword, Clive Cussler mentioned that he created Dirk Pitt to be a character in the vein of James Bond, and he certainly brings that to mind. Not in the most flattering way for me though. He reminds of the aspects of the Bond films from the 60s-80s I did not like. The casual disregard for wo Leggi tutto
I will read any book that has the audacity to include an exclamation mark in its title, and Clive Cussler has written several with that distinction. “Pacific Vortex!” was, apparently, Cussler’s first novel he ever wrote featuring his hero Dirk Pitt, but it was the sixth book published. Cussler himse Leggi tutto
I've seldom read a book as bad as this. Vraggies. (That's Afrikaans for Truly). Mr Cussler clearly believes in the mystical power of adjectives. His maxim: why lay it on with a trowel when there's a bloody shovel handy? I love mixing my exploration of classics and more serious works with a rich spri Leggi tutto
This book is a mix of author fantasy fulfillment and James Bond. While that can make an entertaining book it can also stretch the limits of believability. Decently fun.
About 30 years ago, a Clive Cussler hardcover was in a bargain bin at Safeway. Not of peak interest, I shelved it. Eventually, I looked his series up, obtained this first volume recently, and am happy I tried it! The result is that I am impressed! How frustrating that, in my towering piles of his ha Leggi tutto
If I could, I'd give this book zero stars. DO NOT waste your time. The writing is so so so so bad. It's bad enough that Clive Cussler appears to be both racist and wildly sexist based on use of ridiculous and offensive stereotypes, and horrible objectification of women. It's quite unbelievable, even Leggi tutto
This book sucks. I'm sorry, it does. Even Cussler says in the beginning notes that he never really intended for it to get published. But if he did that he'd get a shiny new car, so...yeah, I read it, and it wasn't that good. Do I regret it? No, I've moved on. I'm fine with it. It doesn't bother me.
This book really shows the pulp roots of the Dirk Pitt series. It's pretty much a rewriting of an old Doc Savage novel, The Sargasso Ogre. A nuclear submarine disappears near an area of the ocean where many boats and even planes go missing. Dirk Pitt starts to investigate and finds an underwater base Leggi tutto
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