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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lost City by Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos

Lost City leads one to believe ancient civilizations are involved which do play a large part in Cussler’s work. In this case an ancient family and it’s lust for power and immortality are the dominant forces in the book. The tales from the NUMA files stories seem to have adopted the traditional Cussler formula. A strong main character, Kurt Austin and a trusty, multi-talented sidekick, Joe Zavala. There is always a evil personified villain and a damsel, in this case one that is not too bright, in distress. The interaction between the characters and their interaction in fantastic circumstances seems to be the premise for all of the stories. Invoking either participation or just noting the reoccurring characters of past books also seem required. Although I was disappointed that Cussler had no cameo in this book. In spite of the predictability, I enjoyed the story. The Numa File stories are somewhat like light beer, not as good as the real thing but some of them (Amstel light) can be quite tasty. This is really beach blanket reading, tastes ok and certainly not filling.

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