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Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:56 pm

I just read this headline and I'm saddened. My first read was aviation tale 'Vixen 03' in about 1979. I've read many of his books since then. R.I.P.

He has many fiction novels concerning aviation and other transportation modes, tied in with the main character being a professional deep-sea diver and apparent action hero. Vixen 03 for example was about a USAF (or ANG) C-97 that disappeared while flying over Colorado in the 50s or 60s and later discovered by a local fisherman in a Colorado lake. The story expands from there as the cargo aboard the sunken C-97 is discovered.

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Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:54 am

aeromoe wrote:
I just read this headline and I'm saddened. My first read was aviation tale 'Vixen 03' in about 1979. I've read many of his books since then. R.I.P.

He has many fiction novels concerning aviation and other transportation modes, tied in with the main character being a professional deep-sea diver and apparent action hero. Vixen 03 for example was about a USAF (or ANG) C-97 that disappeared while flying over Colorado in the 50s or 60s and later discovered by a local fisherman in a Colorado lake. The story expands from there as the cargo aboard the sunken C-97 is discovered.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/ ... ocid=ientp

I loved reading Cussler stories! He made far fetched stories but they were mostly fun and exciting and somehow, if not per se believable, you were "in it" and enjoyed it. I really mostly liked his earlier works (Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen 03, Night Probe, and Deep Six I consumed one after another).

Thanks for the adventures!

RIP... (in a Stutz Town Car of course!)

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Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:01 am

Loved reading his early stuff. Waited anxiously for each new book.

But interest faded as he became a 'factory' writer rather than an author..

Shame that he's gone, but his series will continue.

And by most information, he lived a full, interesting life.
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Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:11 am

R:I:P: Clive

I used to read all of Clive's books, I loved the earlier books, then they all got a bit repetitive so I haven't read one of his books for at least 20 years. So many authours go the same way after they find fame. .
 
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Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:58 am

RIP Clive Cussler. You will live on through your books. I have read many of his books. He had a good narration style that I enjoyed reading.
 
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Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:13 pm

I read a number of his books. Is it just me, or does Dirk Pitt sound too much like a pornstar name?
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Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:42 pm

scbriml wrote:
I read a number of his books. Is it just me, or does Dirk Pitt sound too much like a pornstar name?


Never considered it in that fashion, but with his storied background maybe he led that underground life. :lol:
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Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:27 pm

Kiwirob wrote:
R:I:P: Clive

I used to read all of Clive's books, I loved the earlier books, then they all got a bit repetitive so I haven't read one of his books for at least 20 years. So many authours go the same way after they find fame. .


I absolutely adored his Dirk Pitt stories from about the age of 10 upward, and could re-read many of his books several times.

However, I lost interest when he tried to hand the torch over to Dirk Pitts "children", whose very existence was impossible given all of his books (and its not even as if something could even have happened "off screen" given the circumstances) and generally found his stories to be less and less interesting (hell, in one of his later books, he even had Dirk Pitt describe how the Titanic broke up during its original sinking.... which is interesting considering previous in-world events.)

Thank you, Clive, for entertaining me during my informative years, and I hope you are currently writing the biggest adventure of your life somewhere.
 
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Re: Author Clive Cussler dies at 88 years old

Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:41 am

I also have read many of his books and was just getting to a point where I thought that was about the end of the line for me. He had a long run with books and did well with old age.
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