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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/10/tom-clancy-h...

I never read much of his work, but the films were good fun.
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Just saw this. Only 66.
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I enjoyed reading Red Storm Rising and Hunt for Red October, and HfRO was a decent flick.
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i read many of his books, it was his style which made George R R martin's seen so simple to read and follow the story lines.
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I have read all of his Jack Ryan books. I usually get the next book within a week of publication. Supposedly he has a new book coming out in December.

He was one hell of a story teller, it's gonna suck not having his next book to look forward to.

RIP.
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I read Red Storm Rising in junior high and was blown away. After that, I read only techno-thrillers for years.
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Sad day.

Red Storm Rising is one of my favorite books and always worth a re-read every five years or so.
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I just saw this. Crap. Red October remains one of my favorite books and movies, and I've always enjoyed his Jack Ryan books. Ironically, my library just put the latest/last Jack Ryan book up for hold requests this morning.

Sad day.
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Matthew Kirschenbaum discusses Tom Clancy's use of Harpoon to develop the plot of Red Storm Rising: Tom Clancy, Gamemaster (via PAXsims).
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So we're only going to get ten more books under his name? whistle

Now seriously. This is sad. I'm not an avid reader. His books are almost the only novels I picked up out of my own free will. HfRO was a great book (and a fun film. how could it not be with Sean Connery), Without Remorse was infuriatingly challenging to follow but also a great read but my personal favorite (so far) was Patriot Games who's ending was without a doubt the most gripping thing I've ever read.
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As with most news that actually matters to me, I learned of this from Chit Chat...

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Rest in peace Tom Clancy.

Red Storm Rising is always on my short list when asked what is my favorite book.

I remember being in High School when a classmate who knew I liked subs, recommended The Hunt for Red October to me. His books were part of a resurgence in me reading books for fun again.
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cscottk wrote:
Just saw this. Only 66.


he was 16 days older then me gulp

I loved most of his books
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droberts441 wrote:
Rest in peace Tom Clancy.

Red Storm Rising is always on my short list when asked what is my favorite book.

I remember being in High School when a classmate who knew I liked subs, recommended The Hunt for Red October to me. His books were part of a resurgence in me reading books for fun again.


I remember reading Hunt for Red October and Sum of all fears... so good... He'll be missed
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Haven't read any of his stuff since the 90's but Without Remorse and Debt of Honor were my favorites.
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I would have to say my favorite is "The Cardinal of The Kremlin".

Real cold war spy stuff going on, kidnappings, politcal intrigue, exfiltrations... the first appearance of the "John Clark" character, and his introduction is is pretty cool.

That would have made a great movie, but it would have been chopped up so much for time, it would not have been good.
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stargate wrote:
cscottk wrote:
Just saw this. Only 66.


he was 16 days older then me gulp

I loved most of his books

Quick, get to your sarcophagus! We still need you to zat spammers!
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Scott Firestone IV wrote:



I read Red Storm Rising in junior high and was blown away. After that, I read only techno-thrillers for years.


Posting late to the party, but me too. I read RSR three out of my four years in high school. Pretty much I'd start in September and finish around Christmastime, reading only during bus rides or between periods. And if I got through it quickly I might read it again that year if I wasn't keeping something else handy in my backpack. I'll miss Mr. Clancy.
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Shadowen wrote:
I would have to say my favorite is "The Cardinal of The Kremlin".

Real cold war spy stuff going on, kidnappings, politcal intrigue, exfiltrations... the first appearance of the "John Clark" character, and his introduction is is pretty cool.

That would have made a great movie, but it would have been chopped up so much for time, it would not have been good.


Agree. This was my first book on tape that I ever tried out. Fun spy story.
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