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Dirk Pitt Readers
« on: January 26, 2007, 07:03:21 PM »
Any Clive Cusller/Dirk Pitt fans out there. I own almost every single book, and they're just great adventure novels. Much better than Ian Fleming or Robert Ludlum's stuff in my opinion.


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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007, 09:39:04 AM »
Y'know, I tried to get a couple of the Dirk Pitt novels, but when I went to the bookshop, there were an absolute ton.  I had no idea which ones to start with.  But he's got be pretty good to be better than the Bond novels.


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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007, 09:57:19 AM »
Oh yeah. There just a blast to read. His very first novel was Pacific Vortex, back in like 1968. Then it goes on down the line to The Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise The Titanic, bla bla bla.

Sahara is really good, and so is Raise the Titanic. Night Probe is pretty cool because it's basically about Dirk Pitt versus James Bond(It doesn't directly say it's James, but they tell the readers that he goes by the name Brian Shaw because his cover was blown at MI6 a while ago.)
Any of those three are very well recommended if you like adventure books.


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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 01:48:29 PM »
That's Dirk Pitt (TM), and don't you forget it!
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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 08:04:13 AM »
Interesting article, PSLOwner, thanks.  It'll be fascinating to see what is said at the trial.


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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007, 09:40:45 AM »
Interesting article, PSLOwner, thanks.  It'll be fascinating to see what is said at the trial.

Maybe they could combine this trial with "The Island/Klonus" trial, put it on PPV and see how many of us MST3K/Rifftrax geeks buy it.   I know I would. 


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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 09:49:45 AM »
I hope the author wins it all.  it would be a nice blow against crappy scripts :)


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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2007, 02:28:34 PM »
The script did truly sucked. The only thing the movie had to do with the book was a General Kazim, Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino (who in the books is a 5'4" italian bull of a man, not Steve Zahn) the raising of a Egyptian tomb, and a French business man poisoning the world's water supply with red tide. I would say as a comparison, the movie stays about 15% true to the book. The movie even left out two huge storylines. Very dissapointing.

Plus, McConaughey as Pitt, COME ON! Cussler actually wanted Hugh Jackman, but I guess "Creative Control" was just a title. I would love to see him get the money, but I would also like to see the Dirk Pitt series revived into actually good movies that stay between 90-100% true to the books.


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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2007, 01:46:50 AM »
Wow Hugh Jackman as Dirk Pitt is actually a casting of Hugh that I would like. I am a huge fan of the books though I have only read a couple of them. They are really fun pickup books, not much thinking involved when you read them and you can fly threw them.

My favorite so far is "Atlantis Found" but it's mainly because I love the idea of Atlantis more than anything.

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Re: Dirk Pitt Readers
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2007, 10:27:08 AM »
My favorite is probably Night Probe because it had a really interesting and fascinating plot that I don't wanna spoil for no one.