I've read from Sahara to Black Wind and now I'm going back and reading the early books for the first time. I just finished Pacific Vortex, where he meets Summer. I'm confused because no where in the book do they get together or even have an opportunity to conceive children. Since I already know about the twins, I'm quite confused. If someone can shed some light on this, I'd appreciate it.
Not only that,but it makes the very presence of the twins all the more ridiculous every time they appear. Dirk's reaction on learning about the death of Summer was also so forced when you think of the very shallow nature of their relationship in VORTEX. It really makes me wonder during the creation process of the twins exactly what Cussler was thinking.He must of known of the events in VORTEX,he wrote it !! Yet, here we are with the twins around our necks when by all means they should not even exist. Not for anything,but doesn't Cussler even research his own books? Take,for example,VAHALLA RISING. In chapter 12,a NUMA scientist,let me say again, a NUMA scientist claims the Titanic must have broken apart when she sank which in the real world was the case. Yet,in Cussler's world,Pitt already raised the Titanic in ONE piece and sailed it into New York harbor. HUH ?!? Cussler forgot his breakout novel RAISE THE TITANIC ?? ?? Then in TROJAN,we have references to Pitt actually raising the Titanic again. WHAT ?!?
It boggles the mind. It really does. How hard can it be to research your own books,for heaven's sake? And you mean to tell me Cussler couldn't come up with a better origin for the twins then just blowing it off on a novel he wrote but apparently didn't read??
It honestly begs the question: Why ???
Because,frankly, it can be insulting to think your readers wouldn't notice.
May 13, 2009 - 12:44PM
Re: Pacific Vortex Question
I could have sworn that in the ending of one of the books before Summer was killed they were on a beach and made out.