>> Monday, November 26, 2007
Challenge: From the Stacks #2
Clive Cussler’s books are formulaic nearly comic book adventure type stuff and just darn fun. Don’t pick up a Cussler book expecting anything more than that.
This one has all the usual elements – lots of techno diving and underwater stuff, a megalomaniac who wants to take over the world, a beautiful woman or two, death defying rescues by Dirk Pitt and his sidekick Al Giordino, excruciating detail about Pitt’s classic car collection, . . . you get the idea. Oh, and guess what -- Dirk Pitt saves humanity yet again.