Book Review: The Jungle by Clive Cussler, non-stop action and plot twists


Although it does involve an actual jungle at one point, this book’s metaphorical jungle of plot twists and surprises is surely the inspiration for the name.  Even though this was the 8th in the Oregon Files Series, I never felt like I needed external information or to have read previous books to keep up with the storyline, which is a mark of a good series novel to me. Despite some harrowing moments during this tale, including capture and torture of some of the main characters and kidnapping of one of the character’s daughter, you know that the good guys are going to ultimately prevail.

The main character, Juan Cabrillo, chairman of the “Corporation,” is an ultimate wish fulfillment character, able to accomplish any feat, both physical and mental, with seemingly very little impact from his prosthetic leg.  The adventure darts all over the globe with the likable, expert mix of crew aboard the disguised state-of-the-art ship, the Oregon.

The action never slows and will keep you engaged right to the very end!

Book artwork is property of the authors.

~ Kristen

2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Jungle by Clive Cussler, non-stop action and plot twists

  1. This was one of those books that you read for the simple pleasure of a good tale well told. The fundamental elements of good vs. evil (more or less) made this entry into the Heroic Quest genre balanced and enjoyable. The only other Oregon novel I have read is Skeleton Coast which, while quite good, does not have the pace of The Jungle. But I can recommend it to you. I also liked The Kingdom from the Fargo series and Medusa, a Kurt Austin adventure. These are not books that pierce your mind with enlightenment but they can make you stay up later than you want.

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