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|mgopilot||Posted on Mar 12 2011, 07:46 AM|
|Mikedadski||Posted on Jan 3 2011, 04:57 AM|
I believe Crescent Dawn is one the best DP books written in a while!
|Farragut||Posted on Jan 1 2011, 01:22 AM|
| I really cannot see Dirk Jr as an action hero because he doesn't have the training unless NUMA puts everyone through a commando school.
Dirk Sr, I really buy it with his past though. I buy Austins and Cabrillos even better.
|tonym5||Posted on Dec 31 2010, 04:14 AM|
|Jack will definitely have his work cut out for him by developing DJ and Summer.|
|Nick Kismet||Posted on Dec 30 2010, 11:13 PM|
| I've always felt like Dirk jr. isn't a very well established character. Dirk sr. has a great backstory--Air Force officer, shot down Sandecker, helped established NUMA...all before he appeared on the scene. Dirk jr. doesn't have action hero cred yet. He's building it, but it would be fun to really explore his backstory, maybe with some teasers about his adventures with Jack before coming to NUMA.
And Summer Pitt? I feel like she's been an almost completely wasted character thus far, and will continue to be as long as the Dirk Pitt books are split between father and son.
|tonym5||Posted on Dec 30 2010, 03:27 PM|
| Now there's a though...A Dirk Jr. & Summer series. The Vortex Files or some such series might be interesting.
|Nick Kismet||Posted on Dec 29 2010, 04:32 PM|
I agree. I liked Treasure of Khan a lot, and so far I'm liking Crescent Dawn. I have a few technical quibbles (e.g. talking about Hollywood myths in the historical prologue...you don't want to pull the reader out of the setting) but overall it's definitely the work of a professional writer.
I think you're right about the need to move on. Dirk and Al are still wonderfully appealing characters, but it's ridiculous to have next gen characters sharing the stage with the classic characters. I would love to see the novels alternate between the generations, or even the launch of a separate series.
|coach2709||Posted on Dec 29 2010, 04:44 AM|
| Hate to say it but this book just didn't do it for me. I liked it but it will be near the bottom of the list of Pitt books. I would suggest it to others but not the best. I think Dirk is starting to get the hang of writing the book because Arctic Drift and Teasure of Khan were really good.
I do wonder what the future will hold though - are Dirk and Al going to get phased out and son, daughter and Jack take over or will DCussler try to stretch the family out? I can get over the twins conception mistake but they seem to be dragging the stories down. I think I'm at the point if they would just pass the reins over to Jr. Summer and Jack with sporadic mentioning of Sr and Al I would be fine with that. Sometimes you just got to move on.
|BamesJond007||Posted on Dec 27 2010, 05:00 AM|
| I loved the book, i read it in 8 days.
Things i didn't like:
The book needed more Pitt/ Giordino stuff and not so many different stories all at once.
I found it to be a little be toooo improbable that Pitt, Dirk and Summer's three completely different adventures all came out to be connected in the end.... not likely...
Other than that i loved it, loved the writing and story.
|Nick Kismet||Posted on Dec 11 2010, 06:39 PM|
|I think that "other" Crescent Dawn synopsis was something suggested by a forum member when all we knew was the title. It's not an actual Cussler story; just wishful thinking.|
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