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Old 10-02-2013, 07:49 PM
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I read every book he wrote. He was one of my favorite authors. Strikingly realistic, stimulating plots. they were more than just "spy" novels. Gone way too early at 66. .
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Rip.. Great Books
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:48 PM
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Never met the guy, but wanted to buy him a beer and shake his hand many times.
He really had the pulse of hot potato topics long before that was the media norm.
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RIP to one of my favorite authors.
He did great work, Hunt for Red October still my favorite tho...
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Read all his books also and enjoyed every one. The movies made from those books were also very good. My favorite movie is Red October even though I can't stand Alec Baldwin. My name is Jack Ryan so I will definitely miss the adventures that Clancy involved me in.
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I read many of his books and liked them all. 66 is way too young...the literary world will be lacking without him.
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Red Storm Rising was my favorite. Jack Ryan was in that one too!
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Long time fan here. He will be missed! As a Navy Antisubmarine Warfare guy during the Cold War, I was amazed at how accurate and captivating "Hunt for Red October" was when it was released. Read it cover-to-cover in just a couple days and have read nearly everything he's written since.

While the Jack Ryan character was interesting, I always enjoyed the shadowy "Mr. Clark." I thoroughly enjoyed "Without Remorse," his book that explored John Kelly's background and how he became "Mr. Clark."

RIP, Tom. You brought so many hours of reading enjoyment to my life!
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Way to young. Of course I think about Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones when people go to early. What deal did he make?
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
I thoroughly enjoyed "Without Remorse," his book that explored John Kelly's background and how he became "Mr. Clark."
"Without Remorse" was a great departure from the typical Clancy techno thriller stuff. Excellent book. I'd guess it would be Big Al's favorite if he's a Clancy fan (hookers, blow, and boats).

Like twentynine, I'd pick Red Storm Rising as my fav though.
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Read them all and enjoyed every one. Shame to go at that age,(my age).
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Loved his books. Smoked like a chimney though.
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One of the greatest authors. He will truely be missed. He lived in this area and I have seen him several times out on the water, on his boat "Patriot". I think his place is in St. Michaels if I'm not mistaken.

RIP Mr. Clancy!
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Sad to see another one leave this planet too early. Clancy was incredibly good at getting cool info that the Pentagon would never release or even acknowledge. He was right up there with Frederick Forsyth in that regard.
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