Il mare ha depositato nelle mani di Dirk Pitt una capsula di alluminio proveniente dallo Starbuck, un sommergibile nucleare americano scomparso nel «vortice del Pacifico», una misteriosa zona a nord delle Hawaii che sembra inghiottire qualsiasi imbarcazione in transito. Contiene un messaggio agghiacciante, e la traccia di qualcosa che Pitt è incaricato di scoprire...
- ISBN: 8850251718
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 282
- Data di uscita: 18-10-2018
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
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
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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