While I was growing up and spending all of my time reading science fiction and fantasy books I remember my father traveling a fair amount for work. It seemed like he always had a book or two he would pack for reading on the plane when he left and Clive Cussler was one of the authors he read a lot. I remember thinking to myself that I wanted to read those books and I even asked my Dad once when I was 11 or 12 years old if I could borrow one. He told me I needed to wait until I was a little older to pick them up because they were written for adults.
Well, guess what? I’m an adult now. I’ve also never read a single one of the books I used to see my Dad reading. So, while looking for new books to add to my reading list a few weeks ago I decided I should go ahead and add some of the Clive Cussler books I remember Dad reading so often. After a little research I realized he was more often than not reading the Dirk Pitt Adventure books, so those are the ones I’m going to add today.
CLIVE CUSSLER – DIRK PITT ADVENTURE
The Mediterranean Caper
Raise the Titanic!
Treasure of Khan
I really don’t know when I’ll work a few of these into my reading rotation in the future, but I didn’t want to forget again for another 10 years that I wanted to at least give them a try. My Dad seemed to like them well enough as a way to pass the time and I generally find my taste follows pretty closely to his most of the time on stuff like this.