Monday, October 25, 2010

Atlantis Found

Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt, #15)Atlantis Found – Clive Cussler
Evan’s ESS = 7 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = out of 10
Content = PG-13 (Adult Concepts, Violence, Mild Language, Cookie Cutter Characters)

Why: We won’t make a habit of reviewing Clive Cussler novels, but on the outside chance you’re really into James Bond or Indiana Jones we’ll throw this one out there.  Atlantis Found is probably our favorite Cussler novel although as he’s written close to 100,000,000 Dirk Pitt adventures it’s hard to decide.

Action adventure novels are often riddled with a cast of confident and infallible characters, after all, how else would the lost relic get found, the bad guy get thwarted, or the helpless female get saved.  As it happens, Dirk Pitt, the main character, is an expert at everything as well as an all around good guy.  Actually, there are 2 or 3 things of which he hasn’t achieved expert level (yet), but thankfully he’s surrounded by a crack team that’s able to pick up those pieces.  However, with frequent narrow escapes and awesome one-liners, the reader doesn’t have a chance to get annoyed.  If we ever get into a fix, we hope Dirk Pitt is on the case.

The best way to provide you with a quick glimpse of Dirk is through the description posted on Wikipedia (yep, we are that lazy).  Dirk Eric Pitt is a renowned adventurer. He's described as tall, 6 ft 3 inches with craggy looks, dark wavy hair, and possessing a rangy build. His most striking feature is his opaline green eyes, which can be both alluring or intimidating, as need be. Pitt has a commanding presence which, combined with a quick, sly wit, often infuriates those opposed to him.  

On a completely unrelated note, the above description was also effectively used in Evan’s personal profile to triumph over Erin’s better judgment 14 years ago.  Thank you Mr. Cussler, we owe you so much!

Editor’s Note:  For an actual account of the Two Bibliomaniac’s romantic history please direct all inquires through e-mail.  In truth, was not the catalyst for our relationship. 

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