This wonderfully detailed and imaginative book is full of imagery and passion that pulls you in and just wont let you go till the end. That is the way with most of Clive Cussler’s books. He is a true master when it comes to writing derivative fiction. He adds just enough fact to make the whole story believable as f it is happening right now. It is truly a shame that the film that was made from this book did not keep that in mind, it is no wonder that Clive Cussler was so livid when the movie came out. If a studio did that to a story of mine I would be mad as well. Read more...(1036 words, 3 images, estimated 4:09 mins reading time)
The Jungle written by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul is an exciting adventure tale that is full of intrigue and suspense as we are taken from the deserts of an Afghan village to the jungles of Myanmar to the Alps of France. And that is just the land trips that the crew of the Oregon make in this delightfully thrilling tale. It is truly amazing how realistic Cussler is able to make the characters that are in his books and the missions that he writes about. You almost feel like it is something that is happening right now the way that he weaves current events into the story line as well so that the material stays current. He is definitely a master bard deserving of a laureate with the works that he has produced. Read more...(589 words, 3 images, estimated 2:21 mins reading time)
This film has the talents of Mtthew McConaughey as Dirk Pitt with Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz backing him up in this wild adventure in search of a sunken confederate ship that is actually covered by sand in a dry riverbed up the Niger River. The film is based on a Clive Cussler novel of the same name.
The film opens up with a view of what could only be Dirk’s cabin on a NUMA ship that is recovering the stone sarcophagus of a dead king off the coast of Nigeria. This film is full of intrigue and excitement and with it falling short of Cussler’s expectations the book mut be fantastic. I do hope another director and producer can talk him into letting them do a film the way that Cussler would like to see it done. That would be one hell of a film just the works that I have read from him. Read more...(407 words, 2 images, estimated 1:38 mins reading time)