Clive Cussler, best known as the author of the Dirk Pitt adventure series, has passed away at the age of 88.
He had a long career. Cussler’s first Dirk Pitt novel was published in 1973. He kept writing right up till the very end, albeit with the help of cowriters. His last book came out in 2019.
He will be missed, both by intimates as well as strangers.
Eighty-eight, though, represents a good, long run. Cussler’s life, moreover, seems to have been a happy and fulfilled one.
No one will claim that Cussler’s books were classic literature. They were fun, however.
Arguably we need more fiction like that—Cussler-esque stories that are just plain fun.
Clive Cussler (1931 – 2020), R.I.P.