Author Topic: RIP Clive Cussler  (Read 502 times)

ElyDave

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RIP Clive Cussler
« on: February 27, 2020, 07:00:23 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/26/clive-cussler-novelist-dies-88

Goodbye Dirk Pitt, some of my best boyhood swashbuckling fantasies came from Clive Cussler, not high literature, but as the article suggests, he saw it as a job.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: RIP Clive Cussler
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 08:24:48 am »
Couldn't read his stuff, not even on a plane.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ian

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Re: RIP Clive Cussler
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 11:04:50 am »
I used to read it as a kid too.

Tried it once as an adult, didn't go back.
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Re: RIP Clive Cussler
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 01:08:46 pm »
Mindless action with no pretensions; I thought they were great.   :P

Re: RIP Clive Cussler
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 01:26:56 pm »
Mindless action with no pretensions; I thought they were great.   :P

Indeed. Now we have Reacher, and latterly Orphan X.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

ian

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Re: RIP Clive Cussler
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 01:53:20 pm »
I could never do Reacher either. I dunno, I'm pretty much the epitome of mindless action and my idea of high lit is a sarcastic vampire and her supernatural and celestial colleagues saving the world (again), but there's something ineffably clunky about such efforts. It all feels a bit assembled by computer (I imagine a room full of typewriters networked by steam and pneumatic tubes clacking away, random sheets of type ejected from various parts, collected by a weary intern and assembled into the final product).
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ElyDave

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Re: RIP Clive Cussler
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 05:34:08 pm »
George Orwell 1984 - Julia works on the novel writing machines

That's how I imagine those as well
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens