Thursday, January 26, 2012

30-Day Book Challenge: Day 7

Edited to add: The Book Chat prompt over at Sweet Green Tangerine this week is: It's almost summer time! Share your favorite vacation reads. Is there a certain genre or series you stick to when trying to relax and unwind? The best beach books? Road trip audio books? I’m using this old post as my answer because Clive Cussler novels are definitely some of my favorite vacation reads. The books are fun and easy to get through, which means you don’t have to think too hard on vacation, and they have just the right amounts of suspense, mystery and romance to keep you interested.

Day 7 - Most underrated book(s)

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Clive Cussler's novels. Many times, the reviews I read online are unfavorable. Readers complain that the plotlines are too predictable, the characters too one-dimensional, and the sex scenes too Harlequin-like. Well, those might all be valid claims, but come on, people! When I read a Clive Cussler novel, I'm not looking for literature! I'm looking for a fun, adventurous read, and that Cussler can provide. (Many of you would probably recognize his name from Sahara, his book that was turned into a movie starring Matthew McConaughey as Dirk Pitt. I always fantasized about who would play Dirk when I read the books as a kid. I guess Matthew is acceptable.) I chose Atlantis Found for the main book in this post because it is probably my favorite Clive Cussler book. It has all the makings of a great vacation read: a group of beautiful, superhuman siblings engineered from Hitler's frozen sperm; Noah's Ark-like ships hidden in the Andes Mountain; and of course a potential environment-related disaster that could end the world as we know it. Classic Cussler.

1 comment:

Jessica Bucher said...

HAHA!...Hitler's frozen sperm huh? Sounds intriguing enough.

I dislike when people judge a book based on something it is not. It's not classic literature, don't judge it like it's supposed to be the next Dickens.
I think I will add him to my to-read list :) I've seen his name a lot.

thanks for linking up!!