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Old 10-02-2013, 03:08 PM
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Tom Clancy died today at age 66.

he has been one of my favorite authors.
While off-grid I read everything he ever wrote.
And re-read while waiting for him to crank out another in=depth.well researched book.

I have learned many things from him.
How many governments work/see America.

Of all the well written,Without Remorse has to be my favorite.
His John Clark is a favorite .

Red Rabbit is next.

I am glad He was here to entertain and educate me.

I will seriously miss him.
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Yep my favorite too. What a talent.
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I have never read any of his books....
But have seen enough bits and pieces of the movie Red October to have seen it all.... Just not all at once.... I don't know how close the movie follows the book, but I suspect it is as much or more a thriller as the movie...

With winter coming up, you can re-enjoy your favorites...

How many of his books have been made into movies ???
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I have never read any of his books....
But have seen enough bits and pieces of the movie Red October to have seen it all.... Just not all at once.... I don't know how close the movie follows the book, but I suspect it is as much or more a thriller as the movie...

With winter coming up, you can re-enjoy your favorites...

How many of his books have been made into movies ???
Red October/and I think Patriot Games and Sum of All Fears.

I dont see many movies.
And books last longer :
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As far as The Hunt For Red October goes I am a fan of the movie but the book was 10X better. Good read if you get the chance.
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As far as The Hunt For Red October goes I am a fan of the movie but the book was 10X better. Good read if you get the chance.
So is Red Rabbit and Cardinal of the Kremlin-----I have so many--I love his indepth research
and details.

Boy this is going to be a long winter--No new Clancy.
I will miss the mans writings.
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Agree Annie..new Clancy novels were always looked forward to. My kids still say..."don't interrupt Dave when he's reading the Sunday paper or his latest Clancy novel".

He's the man who made me realize I could not be an author. Always thought I could but after his first book I realized I couldn't write for squat.
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Just finished Mission of Honor:
I am not impressed with Jeff Rovin,who,wrote this one.

Although it was created by Tom and Steve Pieezenik.)))

Jeff doesn't have the feel for the chacrters that Clancy had.

Noone can write Clark and Vega like Tom Clancy.
He breathed real life into these guys.

Alas an end of a genius.

I have to dig out The Bear and the Dragon-----That one is so over-looked.
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Agree Annie..new Clancy novels were always looked forward to. My kids still say..."don't interrupt Dave when he's reading the Sunday paper or his latest Clancy novel".

He's the man who made me realize I could not be an author. Always thought I could but after his first book I realized I couldn't write for squat.
You have to get the new one----Command Authority.
Its good and John Clark does his "thing" Jack Jr. has joined the "Company and Jack Sr is President.

YES it s a good one.
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Appreciate the tip...maybe it'll be under the Christmas tree if Santa sees fit.
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You have to get the new one----Command Authority.
Its good and John Clark does his "thing" Jack Jr. has joined the "Company and Jack Sr is President.

YES it s a good one.
Dave you have to get this one----OUTSTANDINGLY GOOD.
They did the thing about folks that have passed this past year,and when they got to Clancy--they said some very interesting things.

He had been accused at one time of stealing gooberment secrets.
Hummmm I wonder--he is so close on some things.
(Could it be just maybe John Clark is real?;D
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According to an interview with Tom Clancy, he got told things that were not a secret. He then made up the things that seemed logical, and on occasion he guessed right! The armed forces were not pleased about that!
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Dave you have to get this one----OUTSTANDINGLY GOOD.
They did the thing about folks that have passed this past year,and when they got to Clancy--they said some very interesting things.

He had been accused at one time of stealing gooberment secrets.
Hummmm I wonder--he is so close on some things.
(Could it be just maybe John Clark is real?;D
Thanks for the headsup...next time I'm in town I'll redeem a Barnes and Noble gift card I received for Christmas and pick it up.
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I finally found a hardback copy of Without Remorse.
Trying to replace any paperback copies of his orginal works with hard copies.

I donated my early hardbacks to the library when Hurricane Rita hit us,afraid they would be destroyed.

Amazon notified me as I had asked for a hardback copy--this one is used and came all the way from Calif.(Now thats neat to me).
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