Tom Clancy, Dead at 66

In MemoriumTom Clancy was 66. He was the author best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines that are set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War. The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears all become successful films.

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I think I read most, if not all, of the "Jack Ryan" series of Tom Clancy's books. I enjoyed them all. The stories were not just technically detailed, they were character action detailed, too, sometimes to the edge of overkill, but the latter went with the former. Something like this: "Ryan opened the green packet, removing the long stick of gray gum from the foil wrapper..." I would pick "The Hunt for Red October" as my favourite Clancy book-based film, even with Alec Baldwin as Ryan. Harrison Ford was also a good Jack Ryan.

October 2, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

Blind Dave

I'm a big Jack Ryan fan too. Loved those books.

I'm surprised to hear age 66. Thought he was older. Regardless of that, thank you, Tom, and RIP.

October 2, 2013 @ 9:47 PM

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