My world has ended...

My world has ended...

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    Clive Cussler, author of the Dirk Pitt series of fiction book, has died at 88. I think I've read almost every one of his books.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/26/us/cl...rnd/index.html

    He was the force behind the finding and recovery of the H. L. Hunley Confederate submarine.
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    I said the same thing after James Michener, John D. McDonald, Robert B. Parker and Lewis Grizzard passed away. The old boys are hard to replace for sure.
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    It was bad enough when Patrick McManus died. I modeled a lot of my writing after him. Now Clive is gone.

    (Who is McManus, you say? If you read Outdoor Life magazine you'd know.)
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    Oh, crap. He was probably my favorite fiction writer, my ex-mother-in-law turned me on to him 25 years ago.
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    He was one of my favorite authors too and I have spent many enjoyable hours reading his books, I enjoyed how he could take a historical event and build a story around it. Back during the eclipse I even went down to Charleston to tour the Hunley exhibit, well worth the trip.

    https://www.hunley.org/
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    Been a fan of his writing since I discovered Dirk Pit years ago.

    He worked suspension of disbelief like a pro.

    He knew how to work his genre' and he did it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    It was bad enough when Patrick McManus died. I modeled a lot of my writing after him. Now Clive is gone.

    (Who is McManus, you say? If you read Outdoor Life magazine you'd know.)
    I really miss McManus. I got to meet him once and have 4 autographed books. There will never be another like him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotBrass45 View Post
    I really miss McManus. I got to meet him once and have 4 autographed books. There will never be another like him.
    I gave my dad an autographed set also, one of the few items I kept after he passed. Still have to open them up and reread them from time to time.
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    I love reading Clive Cussler's books. Fast paced with lots of history thrown in and the characters had honor, were funny as heck and with ballz that clanked. Fun reading...---Sturgis
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    Oh man!!!.......
    Been a fan for quite a while. The Oregon Files was my favorite.
    Currently reading "The Gray Ghost" and "The Cutthroat" next.
    Guess I need to update my book list for the few I haven't read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyR View Post
    Oh man!!!.......
    Been a fan for quite a while. The Oregon Files was my favorite.
    Currently reading "The Gray Ghost" and "The Cutthroat" next.
    Guess I need to update my book list for the few I haven't read.
    I've really liked the Isaac Bell series, though I have read most of them he's put out save for the last years releases, which I have been meaning to catch up on.

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    Have read them all...He will be Missed!. R.I.P.
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    I really liked Atlantis Found.
    Just finished Celtic Empire over the Christmas holiday.
    Gosh he wrote a lot of books!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    It was bad enough when Patrick McManus died. I modeled a lot of my writing after him. Now Clive is gone.

    (Who is McManus, you say? If you read Outdoor Life magazine you'd know.)
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    I understand that Dirk Cussler, the son, has been co-writing with his dad. Maybe the books will keep coming.
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