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|JuanitaC||Posted on May 4 2011, 02:14 PM|
| Oh yeah, there they are, the detail-pickers....
My husband is just the same. While i can still enjoy and be quiet, he even tells me what weapon is in the wrong place, or which car has the wrong tires.
Is this really neccesssary, boys?
Of course, interesting to know those things, but i sometimes want to also just enjoy without peeking on details.
Of course, there is also for me some stuff in the books, especially in this one, that disturb me. But it`s not a historical or military fact-guideline, is it??
|DirkPitt||Posted on May 4 2011, 12:25 PM|
Well! There you go, something I never really thought of before. Now I've gotta figure out just why that is.
BTW Welcome to the forum!
|twodogs||Posted on May 3 2011, 01:09 PM|
| I'm inclined to agree with the idea that the title should have been "Clive Cussler's Sacred Stone by Craig Dirgo." Enjoyed the read though
One thing I did note was a reference to the "Royal Army", something which has also cropped up in at least one of the "Tom Clancy's Whatever by You Knowhoo" books. As the old lady said when she saw the giraffe, there ain't no such hanimal! While the British air force is the Royal Air Force, and their navy is the Royal Navy, their army is just the British Army. Some British corps and regiments carry the royal prefix; e.g. "The Royal Mudgards" or "The Royal Regiment of Foot and Mouth" ( ), but not all.
The same applies in Australia and New Zealand. There is the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal new Zealand Air Force, Their armies, however, are the Australian army and the New Zealand Army. Like the British Army, they too have units with the royal prefix; in the brief course of what was probably history's least notable military career, I served in the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment.
|Antipodean Andy||Posted on Jul 23 2009, 01:05 AM|
| Enjoyed a light-hearted read and just followed along with some thought being given to outcomes but not anything in-depth.
I think George Adams the Robinson pilot would have to be my favourite character so I hope he gets more development in the later books. An improvement over GB in that while the large cast of characters were still there, many appeared briefly and a 'core' of Corporation people kept at it to the end - Halpert, Seng, Cabrillo, Adams, Truitt and Hanley spring immediately to mind.
Of course, as always, the Oregon was ever-present ... and a good character she is too although SS really only referred to her in passing.
|Antipodean Andy||Posted on Jul 16 2009, 02:01 AM|
| I started reading SS yesterday and have to admit to enjoying it so far. It's a bit of a romp and I'm probably not the best person to have a go at it since I haven't read any fiction for about six months. It is a bit 'zip here, zip there, let's not hang around in one spot/scenario' but I was after a fix from the CC universe and something I could knock over before we go on holiday.
Haven't had to suspend belief as heavily as a Matthew Reilly story, so that's something. Looking forward to starting Black Watch and the new beginning of sorts. I am so far behind. Polar Shift is the next NUMA Files so not exactly up to date there either ... not to mention The Chase etc.
|oswalder||Posted on Jul 7 2008, 02:49 PM|
| Welcome to the forum, Stew! Looking forward to your reviews of other Cussler books. Enjoy your stay, and post often!
|stewdaviesuk||Posted on Jul 5 2008, 01:47 PM|
| Hi all,
Just found this forum, though have been reading clive for years, even own an orange Doxa watch!
I just happened to find this forum whilst reading Sacred Stone as I felt sure that someone must have commented on the interpretation of England and Scotland in the book, and they had!
As I used to travel from Inverkeithing station regularly and I had to raise a smile at the description of what happened there.
"The driver slowed in front of Inverkeithing station (did he choose this station as there is an old ship breaking yard there and Clive would have at least known that) then came to a stop near a porter with a baggage cart" - The station is off the road, you have to turn into the car park, its a small station and little chance of any porter with a trolley being there IMHO.
As pointed out 20 dollars would not get you to London, 200 dollars might, though as the train does not go to London, it goes to Edinburgh where you have to change.
The trains certainly aren't called by number, they are announced by time, ie "the 12.25 for Edingburgh is the next train for platform 1"
The porter, if he were there is unlikely to take a package on to the train and to you seat for you, or as in this case to his cabin! No cabins anymore, all open plan these days.
Anyway, still enjoying the story even though it has its faults, and perhaps Clive didn't write this bit, but clearly the geography and customs of the UK are described very differently from my experience and that of others on here.
|oswalder||Posted on Dec 5 2007, 10:53 PM|
| Ah ha, but you don't know HOW he dies so you have to read the chapters to find out!
You'll enjoy the rest of the series way more, and just so you know there aren't any more end of chapter "spoilers".
|Wolla||Posted on Dec 5 2007, 02:04 AM|
| Ok, so i recently slated "Golden Buddah", but i'm almost impressed by "Sacred Stone", it was much better. i found a few spelling mistakes, and some poor grammar, but hey.. i'll let them slide..
the one thing that REALLY annoyed me about this one, were the last lines of many of the paragraphs or chapters such as "but what he didnt know, was that he would never live to see it.", or "however the chooper would never actually make it to its destination". i have re worded them slightly to prevent spoilers.
but things like that annoyed me alot.. "he would never live to see it"... great, now i know he's gonna die, next chapter is useless to me now.. it kinda spoiled the suspense for me.
oh well, i guess i'll have to try the next one, unless i can find a DP or KA novel that i havn't read yet..
|Mostly Heep||Posted on Nov 15 2007, 11:32 PM|
| Have you read Shawn Micheals book yet Erik? Great read...
Micks first book has to be the holy grail of wrestling books...The Rocks is just very sad,Hogans is good as is Stone Colds..don't bother with Bret Harts,it's just pages of him whinning about how he was screwed by Vince
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