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Old October 2 2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Tom Clancy RIP

Tom Clancy has passed away... I loved Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising. RIP Mr. Clancy, thanks for the great thrillers.
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Old October 2 2013, 04:14 PM   #2
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Damn...

Say what you want about his politics, he knew how to tell a damn good story... He fell off the radar for me when he started writing non-fiction stuff and lending his name to other author's work, but his recent Jack Ryan Jr. books have been pretty good..
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Old October 2 2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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Re: Tom Clancy RIP

Kirby wrote: View Post
Tom Clancy has passed away... I loved Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising. RIP Mr. Clancy, thanks for the great thrillers.
I also loved those two books.

RIP.
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Old October 2 2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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I think I own just about all of his books.

RIP
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Old October 2 2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Quite sad. Last book I read was Rainbow Six and that's almost 20 years old. Did he do anything after that?
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Old October 2 2013, 04:54 PM   #6
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I only read "Red October" but it was a good yarn. The image of the Soviet sub reactor core melting through the bulkhead and advancing on the doomed crew has stuck with me these 25+ years. RIP.
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Old October 2 2013, 05:05 PM   #7
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I haven't read any of his recent co-authored novels though. The last one I read was Teeth of the Tiger which was 11 years ago. But I devoured all those early books several times. RIP Thanks for the many many hours of fun reading.
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Old October 2 2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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I haven't read any of his recent co-authored novels though. The last one I read was Teeth of the Tiger which was 11 years ago. But I devoured all those early books several times. RIP Thanks for the many many hours of fun reading.
Me too. I knew he was a very sick man-has been for years. Sad to see him pass. The Dragon and the Bear is a favorite of mine.
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Old October 2 2013, 05:16 PM   #9
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Profound sadness.

I've read almost everything he's ever written up to the recent Threat Vector and I was looking forward to more.

Hate seeing him go.
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Old October 2 2013, 05:24 PM   #10
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Sad news. Haven't read near all of his stuff, but what I have read I have liked. Rest in Peace, Mr Clancy
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Old October 2 2013, 05:40 PM   #11
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RIP, Mr. Clancy. I had to find a new copy of Hunt for Red October a few years back.
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Old October 2 2013, 05:52 PM   #12
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Rest in peace Mr. Clancy. Thanks for the stories.
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Old October 2 2013, 07:09 PM   #13
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Quite sad. Last book I read was Rainbow Six and that's almost 20 years old. Did he do anything after that?
After Rainbow Six, he started writing non-fiction military stuff and "co-authored" a handful of books by another author.. Starting in 2006, he picked up the Ryan Universe again, but this time focusing mostly on Jack Ryan Jr with Sr. as a more secondary player.

His stance through most of his novels leaned Republican, but his more recent works have been very politically biased toward conservative thinking, economically and militarily speaking....
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Old October 2 2013, 07:19 PM   #14
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I was trying to think back to when I stopped reading him, and I'm pretty sure the last one I read was Executive Orders. Ryan as President just didn't seem right to me. I think I'll go back and re-read Red October.
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Old October 2 2013, 07:30 PM   #15
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RIP, Mr Clancy.

I read his novels up through the Bear and the Dragon and some of the non-fiction works he was writing at the time. I have no idea how many times I re-read Hunt For Red October, Red Storm Rising, and some of his other earlier books. I'm going to have to pick them up again.
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