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Clive Cussler. R.I.P.

Old 02-26-2020, 04:42 PM
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Default Clive Cussler. R.I.P.

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Many great books....
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Rip Clive
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Really enjoy his Dirk Pitt Books on long flights.
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I’ve read all of his books. He will be missed.

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I really liked a few of his nonfiction historical and treasure hunting exploits. He used his money to go find things lost to history. He found the CSS Hunley, amongst others.

Read his book "the sea hunters"
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Fair Winds Clive.
I did not know he was over 80.

His timing was great.
He wrote this fun book, Raise The Titanic! One of his first and a success.
Ballard then found and photographed the Titanic, rotted, in pieces all over the bottom at a great depth. As shown it could never be Raised and towed into Harbor as portrayed in the book.
The book was still a success.
As far as the Hundley discovery, Clive got to deal with the Swamp and Navy over that. one. As I understood the story, all he wanted was some credit for finding it. He tells the story in one of his books.

He added a lot.
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I have started to read his books the last few years as I have more time now that the kids are grown. I do enjoy them, sad to hear.
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RIP.

He will be missed. Great books for long flights, or vacations.
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I've read every book he has ever wrote. Huge fan, my son has been reading the books I have of his. One of the most prolific writers in u.s. History he lived a long and great life at 88 years old. Rip mr. Cussler you have entertained me for years.
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I have read and re-read every book he has written - with the exception of the Fargo series, just couldn't get into those - Started in Jr. High. I was reading Raise the Titanic and a close friend was reading Iceberg. we were each telling the other what great reads they were and then we realized it was the same author.
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Worked with some guys who grew up next door to him in Costa Mesa: CA.

the guys was a character, lots crazy stories and backyard parties gone wild.
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A lot of us from the Divers Watches FB group as well as the Doxa watch groups are wearing our Doxa dive watches that were used by Dirk Pitt in the novels, as a simple tribute to Clive. I have an actual Clive Cussler edition Doxa Sharkhunter on my wrist right now.
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Originally Posted by RipTideBBQ View Post
A lot of us from the Divers Watches FB group as well as the Doxa watch groups are wearing our Doxa dive watches that were used by Dirk Pitt in the novels, as a simple tribute to Clive. I have an actual Clive Cussler edition Doxa Sharkhunter on my wrist right now.
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Crappy pics in low light, but here it is. The one worn by the character Dirk Pitt was a professional model with the trademark Doxa orange dial.



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Well, this is one way to find out... I can attribute my addiction to sea-adventure books 100% to him. RIP
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RIP
Great writer loved his books, glad to hear a few more are coming.
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I've got a pile of his books at home that I've read, along with a few that I haven't gotten to yet and a few downloaded on my pad.
I think everyone I have read had been on a plane. Every time I go to the airport I stop by the bookstore and look for one I haven't read yet.
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I was watching the Kominsky method on netflix the other day. Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are 2 curmudgeonly old dudes and Arkin said "Without a purpose in life, guys like us are 2 or 3 Clive Cussler books from the grave"
Made me laugh.
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Read most of his stuff. Fun,rough and tumble,guy stuff novels.
The epitome of a cool American.
Hemmingway comes to mind.
Wonder what happens to his cars? story is that he has quite the collection of very cool and rare gems.

RIP.
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OK I've read almost all, except for his Fargo adventures which I couldn't stomach their smugness.. I always wished they caught a bullet.....


Anyway I use to think when he quoted a storyline from his novels they were based on facts. He always said a good story had to be thoroughly researched to make it more sensational. Soooooo I thought they were factually based. NOT always true.

He told a story about the 'curse' of leaving a port on a Friday was bad luck/superstitious. So he told a tale. A boat was built on a Friday. Designed by a Mr Friday. Captained by a Friday. Christened to be the Vessel Friday.....and Left on a Friday....and was never heard from again.

I was so enchanted I look it up , BS from start to finish. Made me wonder........I sure am gullible!!
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I too have read all his books. Sorry to see him go.

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