posts on 5/18/2011 11:32:49 AM
I want to share my opinion about the Treasure, please correct me if I'm wrong.
1. Santa Inez, the island, is described as 65 kilometres wide by 95 kilometres in length on page 404. When Pitt and the team were on the island, Pitt asked 'How far away are we from where the glacier meets the fjord?'. 'The wall facing the fjord is slightly less than two hundred kilometres west' Findley replied.
2. Why did the terrorists sink the General Bravo, then masqueraded the Lady Flamborough as the General Bravo with a lot of problems, if they could move all the people to the General Bravo and sink the Lady Flamborough instead?
posts on 5/9/2011 4:25:11 PM
Cussler either just outlines the stories and his co-authors write them or he has forgotten what he has written. The Oregon books have alot of errors. The biggest is Langston Overholt IV. In the Jungle he is over 70 but in Golden Budda it is said he started running in high school when the Jim Fixx book came out. That was 1977 either he is the oldest person to ever graduate high school or major mistake.
posts on 9/5/2010 5:22:14 PM
Cussler's errors are numerous. Dirk & Summer never consummated their relationship in PACIFIC VORTEX, so the children were "immaculately conceived". Silly, isn't it. No one understood where Loren's father came from after he died. Neither did that idiot Cussler,apparently. The man has huge difficulty researching his own work and continually makes geographical,physical, and grammatical errors in many of his books. Some are downright insulting. Check out where he put Montreal in THE CHASE or the language spoken in Brazil in POLAR SHIFT. The man is an embarrassment.
posts on 9/4/2010 2:44:42 PM
iam a big clive cussler fan, i started reading my dads pitt books when i was young, i have all the dirk pitt books, but in the later books i noticed a few errors,
number one is the twins, i read the pacific vortex book many, many times and it never mentions once pitt and summer sleeping together, where the twins created artifiaclly,
number two, when pitt marries loren, she was given away by her father, but in vixon 03 pitt finds her fathers body on an underwater plane,
number three, in night probe usa and canada become one in the later books everyone has forgotten about it.
posts on 4/16/2010 6:50:37 PM
Mr. Cusslers' "Treasure' would make a
wonderful movie. If it was true to the book. I have been reading these books since the first one came out, and I read each one every year.
posts on 1/4/2010 3:00:20 PM
In which book did Dirk Pitt meet the mother of his 2 children?
In which book did the children come to meet their father.
Thanks for the many wonderful hours reading your books.
posts on 9/10/2009 12:44:48 AM
clive should never reserected his two long lost children in vahalia rising,I suspose that was his way of retiring. I tried to read the chase but Dirk Pitt wasn't there,Also as far as trying to read new Dirk Pitt adventures authored by his son They are just too confusing to follow.
posts on 4/20/2009 11:42:01 PM
I've been reading Clive's books in an effort to read his whole collection, in particular his Dirk Pitt adventures. Once I find a good author I read everything he has published. Although I'm reading them out of order and the last two I read were Valhalla Rising and Trojan Odyseey that explain his two children which was interesting to see how they came in after reading his more cuurent ones. BUT what I just love about this book is the beginning discussing Odysseus and they mention his wife Penelope. I just finished a painting of Penelope! I found a brief paragraph on her that I found interesting in an antique book. The story talks of how all the suitors flocked around her while he was away so many years at war. She love Odysseus and didn't want to remarry so she started weaving a shroud for her aged father-in-law and told the suitors when it was finished, she would marry one of them, but at night she would rip out what she weaved by day so it would never be finished. Then Odysseus came home and killed all the suitors! I was thrilled to see the tale I found to be worthy of expression in art referenced in a popular authors book.
posts on 3/15/2009 10:46:08 AM
I am astonished that both Clive Cussler and his publishers, Penguin Books, would make such a enormous error in this book.
Clive does such excellent research on his books are always an adventure and I cannot put one down till I am finished.
BUT this error on one of the opening pages to this book is insulting both to All Canadians, any Geography buffs,but
a black eye to Clive and his publisher and his reserch assistant should be replaced. Am I peeved, bet I am. I was shocked to see and then to read further on in the book that Montreal, Quebec, Canada had moved from it's GOD given location on the eastern part of the North American continent to the
Western part of the continent just above Montana. Now I know it is just fiction and that writers can write anything they want, but common..to move cities around. If someone wrote that Chicago, Illinois had re-located to Bangor Maine all the literary world would be screaming their heads off not to mention the Geographic community as a whole. But since it is just Canada that is severley slighted and transformed no one notices..WHY????
I would like to have an answer to this blatant screw-up, from either the Author, his publisher or the
research clerk who allowed this to be published. Re-arranging a continent should be a NO-No even in fiction.
Rita from Eastern Canada, vacationing in,beautiful, friendly but cool Texas.
posts on 12/5/2008 9:44:45 AM
I have only just started reading Cussler and am thoroughly impressed by what I have read.
Skeleton Coast and Treasure of Khan were terrific, and I have been unable to put down Lost City.
The only thing that troubles me about Lost City is that Austin is never actually notified in any way of the Fauchard's involvement in the experiments on the island, however he suddenly knows that they are.
I suppose with all literature things like this will happen, one must simply overlook them.
Keep it up, Clive. I can't wain to read more of your books.
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