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|mgopilot||Posted on Sep 10 2009, 03:10 PM|
| [QUOTE]Nick Kismet,Nov 18 2004, 08:34 AM] I'm with Rob on this one actually. My reaction to Treasure was a lot like my reaction to Cyclops. It just didn't ring my bell in that first reading. Maybe it was the shock of Clive's new style of storytelling.
However, the Alexandria Library stuff is pretty cool. Hala Kamil was a heck of a lot more user friendly than Jessie LeBaron. THe villains were great, and the thought of an immigrant invasion...well, it didn't happen quite like that, but there's no denying that its been underway for years. Maybe that's not very PC of me, but I think the facts bear it out.
I think what rang flat was the criminal enterprise behind the scenes...the Capesterre family, and their generation long plot to...do what exactly? Where was the net profit to their initial plot? I thought everything was going just fine until that little revelation came along. This is something Clive has done more than once; he did it in Iceberg; remember that Oskar Rondheim was really Carzo Butera, street hood from Brooklyn? It's okay if you don't, it was a non-essential plot point, just like the Capesterre connection.
But I've grown accustomed to some of the Cusslerisms, and can't deduct more than a point for that. And Dragon is looming on the horizon; I need to save all my vitriol for that one.
For being better that Cyclops, in my opinion, Treasure gets an 8.
I thought it was a 10, and gave it to my son for his first Clive Cussler novel to read.
>>> Since then (2004) over 7 million invaders came in and 2 million left, with 5 million more American crime victims from them (rapes, rip-offs, and burglaries) and more than 50,000 dead Americans from homicides of various types, mostly vehicular (when they have no license or insurance), and murders (Rep. Steve King, Iowa). Now they want to give them amnesty and free health care We the People pay for (actually the national debt increases to where the interest kills future working Americans)----treason by any other name, with the Treaty Abrogated hundreds of times with Mexican Military Incursions and their help with maps and supplies to the invading hordes which include islamic terrorists in their midst........ [/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
|Guest :spgass||Posted on Sep 8 2009, 04:55 PM|
| I just finished reading Treasure last night. It was one of my favorites. I agree with the previous comments about the "historical" battle scene at the beginning and ski slope chase being awesome. The whole chapters around the crushing mill were also very enjoyable.
|Infernorhythm||Posted on Dec 19 2006, 11:29 PM|
| I read this one after Sahara, my first read. Treasure was far more straight forward and less complex, but still enjoyable. I have to agree, somethings left me hollow at the end, Hala and Dirk seemed weird (he's dating Lily, but he cheats on her with Hala, ok), Hala getting married (I don't remember her being married and not UN Secretary-General in Sahara), and the Cappestiere plot was unneeded and make no sense (so they destabilize countries, cut off trade, and charade around...for what exactly?), but the little bits made this book worth it: The flashback battle, the car chase through the mountains. Dirk, Al, and Findley's stand at a unnamed fort in a mine, and the Dirk vs. Ammar fight was great.
|QuinShang||Posted on Dec 12 2006, 09:46 AM|
|treasure was my 1st clive cussler read and still my favourite|
|oswalder||Posted on Dec 8 2006, 03:23 AM|
If I were an author this would be the biggest compliment I could possibly receive. I'd trade a million best sellers or newberry awards to know that my books get people to read when they otherwise probably wouldn't.
Glad you're here and glad you enjoy the books, coach!
|coach2709||Posted on Dec 7 2006, 06:10 AM|
| I'm actually not finished with this book so I read all your reviews carefully so I would not ruin the ending but I have to say that this is the best book so far.
I am starting at the beginning and reading every book in order and so far every book I read is better than the rest. I know some of you guys are a little critical of this and that but I got to say that these books are phenomenal.
Maybe I'm not as critical as you or my standards are not that high but I love every book. Before this the biggest thing I would read were comic books (still do - great stories) but now I enjoy reading books again.
Clive Cussler is a great author. I cannot wait to start on Dragon. I am having a hard time thinking it will be better than Treasure but so far every book surpasses the previous in my opinion.
|Ian Kharitonov||Posted on Mar 16 2006, 08:27 PM|
| Treasure ranks among my Top Five!!!
Easily the best terrorist plot ever!!
|brocktoon75||Posted on Mar 16 2006, 06:55 PM|
| Started reading Treasure, and I am almost about half way through now.
Slower going for me this time through - the print is really small, I guess because if it was the same size as normal, it would be an 800-page book...
Anyway, I like it so far, but not since Vixen have I been less interested in scenes not involving Dirk Pitt. I just do not care about the Mexican and African leaderships, etc. The characters I just do not care about. And the U.N. Delegate - the MacGuffin of the terrorists and the action thus far in the book - don't care about her either. She is a strong character in her beliefs....but really, will the world end if she is out of the picture? I mean, seriously, they are going to such lenghts.
The two plots have to come together, but I will be damned if I know how they will
But - that being said - I just finished the car chase in Colorado, the attack on the cabin and the car chase... GREAT stuff. What a great piece of writing. The impatient, unprofessional terrorist - I love how Clive described what a
"good assassin" would do to get his prey. How bizarre to read that. Almost humorus.
I am intrigued on the library, but I have to say, the opening chapter, like always, with the past event - I know I will get all the information I need later, so I do not read the prologues very carefully. But this one was ok, because of the battle he described. But I had a hard time caring, again, for I know I will get what I need later. The boats carrying the library, well, we find that out later....
Anyway, so far pretty good. We will see how it all adds up I am sure. After reading 9 Dirk Pitt books from February to October of 2005, I needed a break. This is where I needed to pick up the series, and I still find the other 9 are sort of blurring together.... Especially the last three. The Caper, Iceberg - those two are strong in the head. Gly is too, he is a great character.... but anyway, so far, Treasure is right on, as far as what I expect it to be.
One last thing - if this is the action centerpiece of the book, great - well done, Clive... but I am holding out hope there is a bigger one, or a cat-and -mouse game later in the book.....it whet my appitite for another action piece.
|treebrother||Posted on Dec 3 2005, 07:10 PM|
|This is one of my favorites, particularly because the back-story was so well done. As others have mentioned, the prologue was great.|
|sharkluver22||Posted on Nov 23 2005, 12:53 PM|
|I really liked this book as well.|
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