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« on: October 02, 2013, 03:03:09 PM »

One author who has given us a lot of stories in 3 mediums.  books, movies and games.  Without you, we never would have had Sam Fisher, Hunt for Red October, and countless others.  

you will be missed.

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 03:22:57 PM »

Tom Clancy had a real impact on entertainment as we know it.

RIP.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 03:39:15 PM »

Tango down.  crybaby

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Link above is broken, here is CBC's article:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/tom-clancy-bestselling-novelist-dies-at-66-1.1875996
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 03:39:55 PM »

As a Baltimore native I appreciate that he loved his city


Dude tried to get a gun range put into his high rise Condo... City shot the idea down real quick


RIP Tom
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 03:43:40 PM »

And here is a far better pic of him:


Tom, your imagination and passion touched us all. The modern military shooter was yours.
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 03:44:33 PM »

RIP Mr. Clancy.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 04:07:51 PM »

My first semester of college I read Red Storm Rising instead of studying for finals. I became disillusioned with his later novels. Being co-authored they seemed like poorly written shadows of his early work.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 05:56:46 PM »

When I was young I worked at a bookstore in Connecticut. Whenever Tom had a new book coming out. He would do a signing at the Booksmith in New London, which was a small independent. It was his way of thanking them for being so supportive when he was first starting out, and it always stood out to me as really generous, as I'm sure time was pretty limited for him.

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 08:39:39 PM »

Never read one of his books, but appreciated the worlds that were co-opted for games.

GRAW2 still stands as a defining achievement in my gaming experience...however minimally he was involved in it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 10:25:38 PM »

I read Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising years ago, which I consider two of the best books I've read. The pacing in those two were so well done you couldn't put them down.
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 11:43:16 PM »

Excellent author, one of my favorites.   Between kindle and hardcover I think I own all of his main books.   He will be missed.
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2013, 12:22:28 AM »

His legacy is large.  He will be missed.  For good or ill, his work has shaped the entertainment landscape.

ATB, go to the library and check out a book.
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2013, 01:20:44 AM »

Quite sad news. I read his books when I was younger until I grew up and realized what absolute tripe they were. I have to say I pictured him being a lot older than 66. Aren't most of his latest books almost completely ghostwritten? That was the impression that I got. Perhaps the reason for it was that he has been suffering from medical problems for some time. Cancer perhaps? 66 is a young age to go.
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2013, 02:27:30 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on October 03, 2013, 01:20:44 AM

Aren't most of his latest books almost completely ghostwritten?

They are openly co-authored. My impression on reading the last couple is that someone else does all the writing and probably consults with Tom on the plot and use of his characters.
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 05:55:51 PM »

I got into the Clancy books relatively late but enjoyed them. I think I started reading with The Sum of all Fears and then went back and read Red Storm Rising and then the rest of the Jack Ryan books. I never read Bear and the Dragon, though. Maybe time to get a kindle copy.

I found his plots really interesting and always deep even if I didn't agree with his politics. One thing about Clancy, he predicted quite a number of (or had an inside source) interesting spy and military gear.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 06:27:06 PM »

Bear and the Dragon is actually one of my favorites. Give it a try smile
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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 06:44:36 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 03, 2013, 06:27:06 PM

Bear and the Dragon is actually one of my favorites. Give it a try smile

I forget, was that the one where China gets all uppity and we pimp slap them hard?  or was that the one with Islamistan getting all uppity and we pimp slap them hard?  liked the books, but after Ryan became president it seemed like every book was boiling down to that.
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2013, 06:59:40 PM »

The former. President Jack is not the focus in this book which is why I probably enjoyed it so much.
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2013, 02:14:10 AM »

Hey, neo-cons need bedtime stories, too.
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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2013, 12:56:46 AM »


Without Remorse is one of my favorites.

Ceekay:   it's the one where a drug gang gets all uppity and a guy pimp slaps them hard.
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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2013, 06:21:54 AM »

If you are ever in the mood for a good spy novel I cannot recommend Cardinal of the Kremlin enough, one of his best books.
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