Re: [Clive Cussler fan club] Re: Fire Ice
- I must admit I love Dirk Pitt. I'm usually so hungery for a CC novel that a
collboration will do. I prefer Pitt over Austin I'm not too picky about
anything I can get my hands on the CC does. I've been reading CC since my
Junior year English teacher in high school allowed him on the reading list.
I think the collaborations lack some of the intricacies of the Pitt stories.
A lot of the stacking is missing but getting there. I know a lot of
people in my remote part of the world who are CC fans who put off reading
Numa Files and there are some who flat out refuse. But I could never pass up
a CC novel. I haven't read any of PK's independent work. I want to but
lack the drive to make the time. After what James wrote, maybe I'll make
some time and give it a try
>From: "wayneschroer" <wschroer@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [Clive Cussler fan club] Re: Fire Ice
>Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 14:58:15 -0000
>I have been reading Clive Cussler novels for about two years now. I
>have almost read them all. Since I started reading with Dirk Pitt I
>definately like him more as a character. I think that the Kurt
>Austin books are steadily getting better. I haven't decided whether
>it is simply because I am used to Pitt that I didn't like the first
>couple Austin books, but Fire Ice is definately the best of them.
>Hopefully they will continue to get progressively better over time.
>Kemprecos is no Clive Cussler, but he seems to be getting the hang of
>it more. Give me a CC, PK novel anyday over a Modern Business
>Statistics book. :) That kinda goes without saying though doesn't it.
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "James" <covediver@y...>
> > Paul Kemprecos has been writing underwater adventure novels almost
> > long as Clive Cussler, albeit not in the the number and in a
> > different genre. PK wrote a series of mysteries in the 1980s and
> > 1990s with his hero and central character as Aristotle "Soc"
> > Socarides, a fisherman private eye, set on Cape Cod. I think these
> > are better stories than the collaboration, but still enjoy the
> > collaboration effort by two of my favorite authors.
> > --- In email@example.com, "Silkwind"
> > <silkwind@m...> wrote:
> > > I've been putting off reading "Fire Ice" by Clive Cussler with
> > > Kemprecos. I finally finished it and gave it only 2+ stars out
> > 4. My
> > > husband read it a year ago and was very disappointed in it. He
> > said he didn
> > > t care to read another 'partnership' novel of Cussler's (he's
> > really our
> > > most favorite author and has communicated privately with
> > How do
> > > others feel? Do you feel that Kemprecos is adding to the quality
> > of novels?
> > > To me, he doesn't quite have the frequent touches of whimsy that
> > Cussler
> > > gives us at times, nor the non-stop excitement of impossible
> > adventures. I
> > > m looking forward to the next 'pure' Cussler novel!
> > >
> > >
> > > Nancy Silk, Mini Long Dachshunds
> > > silkwind@m...
> > > www.silkwind-dachshunds.com
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