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|pink little birdie||Posted on Jul 1 2007, 12:14 PM|
|I liked Dark Watch. It was a creepy and more scary than the others but it was good. the Story ws racy and the character development keeps on coming. The explaination and fall out from Truitt leaving gave a really good insight to the Corporation. it was fun. am now reading Skeleton coast.|
|pasoleati||Posted on Jan 5 2007, 05:33 PM|
| Well, earlier this week I picked up the Dark watch´s Penguin paperback edition cheap (€2.95). This is the first "Oregon File" I have read and probably the last. This is no Cussler at all. I have read all Dirk Pitt book in Finnish, one Pitt in English (Vixen 03), one Austin (Fire Ice) in English and the Dark Watch. The tone of the writing in the DW was outright juvenile. No other CC book has concentrated so much on detailed descriptions of heads blowing off in "crimson mist". Some readers may find vocabulary like "double tapping" or "capping" cool, I don´t.
Then there was that perpetuum mobile again: that amazing magnetohydrodynamic propulsion of the Oregon. It would interesting to know how is the electricity is developed since a MHD propulsion requires electiricity to operate. That is assuming the authors knew what they were talking about. This form of propulsion makes absolutely no sense for ships of Oregon´s hull form.
Then the 4-digit security code at that Swiss lady´s house. Theoretically OK, it simply seems that the American authors forgot that Europeans use dates in the logical day-month-year sequence, not in the twisted month-day-year sequence.
Then it escapes me why are they using a Robinson R44 helicopter. The R44 is best suited for civilian flying in mild conditions. It is very poorly suited for shipborne operations, any para-military operation or such. In short, a toy. If they can afford CIWS and anti-ship missiles, surely they can afford a real helicopter.
All these latter factors are minor, but combined with the degenerate style and vocabulary they combine into an aberration that gives Cussler a bad name.
|dradvent||Posted on Jan 27 2006, 07:44 AM|
|thankyou. I just flicked through the english hard back and found the section starting on page 154. Its quite a long section of the book couldn't remember it from my first reading. I guess i will have to re read the book when i have finished Dark Watch. As i am only half way through DW i don't know if the reason for Cabrillos false leg is explained. If anyone like me has forgotton the answer is on page 208 of the english hard back of Flood Tide.|
|Mostly Heep||Posted on Jan 26 2006, 11:05 PM|
|Page 165 of the N American paperback version|
|dradvent||Posted on Jan 26 2006, 06:57 PM|
|I am on page 80 its great so far can't put it down. Can anyone tell me what page Cabrillo is on in Flood Tide?|
|Ace Roberts||Posted on Jan 2 2006, 04:23 PM|
|Just to clarify, Charon's Landing was originally published in 1999. It's been out of print and hard to find for years. Jack's new book, Havock will be published in the spring in hardback by Putnum.|
|TOMG||Posted on Jan 2 2006, 02:10 PM|
| DuBRUL'S NEW BOOK "CHARON'S LANDING" COMES OUT TOMORROW. 1/3/06
|tonym5||Posted on Jan 2 2006, 08:56 AM|
|Just finished reading the book, "Dark Watch"!!! A Great Book!!!! Easy to read!!!! Super Story telling!!!! Love Itttttttttt. And there's Gold to be had at the end!!!! This Pirate just loves Gold!!!!|
|loren1||Posted on Dec 13 2005, 12:35 AM|
I believe you are right Kelly. If they had come out in hardback I would have bought them. I will have to order them in the Uk ,.
|Aaron James||Posted on Dec 12 2005, 08:43 PM|
| I have finished Dark Watch. It was the best of the Oregon series. I did notice an edge in these books that was missing from the previous two. I did notice Debrul's hand in this book. I could be wrong but, I think the sections of the book about Eddie Seng were written by DeBrul. Cussler picked up the Cabrillo parts.
It was action packed and kept my attention. I would recomond this book to any Cussler fan.
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