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Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:39 am

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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby jb » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:17 pm

Oh my.

Now what are are the jungoistic GI Joe wannabe idiots gonna call "literature" ?
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:21 pm

I bet mother was a huge Clancy fan.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby jb » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:54 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I bet mother was a huge Clancy fan.



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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby FUDU » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:36 pm

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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby gotribe31 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:57 pm

I liked Clancy a lot, especially when I was younger. His later stuff wasn't nearly as good, but I read everything he wrote by the time I was a senior in HS and really enjoyed it. Helped me want to get into the field I'm in today.

Liked Vince Flynn a lot too. Rough year for authors of geopolitical fiction.

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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby jerryroche » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:15 pm

IMHO, Clancy's most memorable novel is "Debt of Honor," whose plot seemed outlandish when the book was published in 1994. Little did we know that 9/11 wasn't far off.

Clancy tended to be long-winded, but--over the course of multiple books--the character of Jack Ryan became one of the most fully drawn of the genre. Thankfully, we get one more adventure with Jack in "Command Authority," due out Dec. 3rd.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:26 pm

gotribe31 wrote:I liked Clancy a lot, especially when I was younger. His later stuff wasn't nearly as good, but I read everything he wrote by the time I was a senior in HS and really enjoyed it. Helped me want to get into the field I'm in today.

Liked Vince Flynn a lot too. Rough year for authors of geopolitical fiction.

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I mean, admitting Tom Clancy defined your entire adult life is a bit more make-fun-of-able than your GoT nerdom...

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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby YahooFanChicago » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:45 am

Well, you still have Lee Child and Jack Reacher...
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby gotribe31 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:10 am

e0y2e3 wrote:
gotribe31 wrote:I liked Clancy a lot, especially when I was younger. His later stuff wasn't nearly as good, but I read everything he wrote by the time I was a senior in HS and really enjoyed it. Helped me want to get into the field I'm in today.

Liked Vince Flynn a lot too. Rough year for authors of geopolitical fiction.

Hope George R.R. Martin is eating healthy (trolling for e0 reaction in 3...2...1...)


I mean, admitting Tom Clancy defined your entire adult life is a bit more make-fun-of-able than your GoT nerdom...

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That's not exactly what I said, but ok. It worked out pretty well for me, government lunacy notwithstanding.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby motherscratcher » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:49 am

e0y2e3 wrote:I bet mother was a huge Clancy fan.


He says to the one guy on the board who read Eugenides on his rec.


Meh, I read a few aclancy books a while back. They were OK. I remember especially liking the parts where he wrote about sex and seduction. That was always pretty hilarious.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby Hikohadon » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:15 am

I tried reading one of his books once, but I was unimpressed and stopped. Good knowledge technology-wise, writing style was fleh.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:18 am

Hikohadon wrote:I tried reading one of his books once, but I was unimpressed and stopped. Good knowledge technology-wise, writing style was fleh.


Same here. Never made it through one. Just didn't hold my attention long enough.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby justmebd » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:33 pm

I read a bunch of his early stuff but checked out after Sum of All Fears. He liked to spend 200-300 pages on plotlines that had no bearing on how the main plot resolved itself.

I still think HFRO, Red Storm Rising and Cardinal of the Kremlin are good reads.

CAPD is where I think the editors stopped caring how long his books were.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby jerryroche » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:22 am

justmebd wrote:CAPD is where I think the editors stopped caring how long his books were.

Same could be said for Stephen King's editors. Over the last 8-10 years, I think King just writes until he's got 700 pages, then stops. And the editors don't cut out all the shit about what Crazy McFlake's aunt is dreaming about while old Crazy is chopping up the neighborhood.

But put the name Clancy, King, Patterson or about a half-dozen other popular nom de plumes on the cover and it sells a million copies, no matter how bad it is. Could never figure that out.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby justmebd » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:38 am

jerryroche wrote:
justmebd wrote:CAPD is where I think the editors stopped caring how long his books were.

Same could be said for Stephen King's editors. Over the last 8-10 years, I think King just writes until he's got 700 pages, then stops. And the editors don't cut out all the shit about what Crazy McFlake's aunt is dreaming about while old Crazy is chopping up the neighborhood.

But put the name Clancy, King, Patterson or about a half-dozen other popular nom de plumes on the cover and it sells a million copies, no matter how bad it is. Could never figure that out.

Totally agree. Under the Dome was about twice as long as it needed to be, and that's just one example.

I still love King, but I've learned where I can skim chapters with him.
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Re: Tom Clancy's Dead at 66

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:40 pm

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