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RIP Clive Cussler

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    The family posted the death of Mr Cussler on twitter.

    Only read a couple of his but always a fun read.
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Death of anyone is sad.

    But don't let's believe he was a great author. He was anything but.
    Ivartheboneless likes this.
  3. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Guess we'll never raise the Titanic now.
  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I don't wish to speak ill of the dead.

    But his books were complete rubbish.
    Ivartheboneless and Laphroig like this.
  5. hoops_jon2000

    hoops_jon2000 New commenter

    I have to disagree. Whilst he can never be accused of being a literary great, as a child, I was given one of his books to read, Shockwave, and I was hooked on the adventures of Dirk Pitt. Pure escapism. I feel his sideline with the historical wreck finding was really quite impressive with the real life NUMA, written about in Sea Hunters.
    caress and Morninglover like this.
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Many authors have done it better.

    I've read a few of his books - frankly I thought they were repetitive drivel.

    But he's dead so I will now shut up.
  7. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I don't know how many of his works of drivel I read, maybe only one and a half, the half being the blatant misogyny one which I found nauseating (worse than Fleming).
  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

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