Tom Clancy RIP

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    66? He looked way older than that. R.I.P Mr. Clancy... you are/were an American original.
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    Too young to die. I enjoyed his books.
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    His books made for some good movies too.
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    Loved his stories. As the years went by, IMHO he became a little too bogged down in the details that added depth to his earlier books, but I always learned a lot while being entertained.
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    Awesome American and unbelievably detailed writer. One of his books ended with a Japanese pilot crashing a 747 into the Capitol Building long before 9-11 ever happened. RIP Mr Clancy..
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    Agreed.

    His writing was generally pretty accurate from a military perspective too, which I always enjoyed.
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    Debt of Honor ended with the 747 into the Capitol. He wrote great stories and always managed to wrap up each novel with no hanging threads.

    His last three were collaborations and not up to snuff of his earlier works. As a personal aside, I found that the Movie of Hunt for Red October was better than the book and that's one of a few instances where the movie is better.

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    I think that was a result of ghost writers who helped with later books. Seems like they were almost copying and pasting from military manuals when it came to using too many details..
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    Wow, way too young to check out. I am halfway through Threat Vector now. Somehow I missed it and picked it up a couple of weeks ago.

    RIP Tom
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    Without Remorse was my favorite
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    I doubt you'll be disappointed. Command Authority comes out in December. It's sad to think that will be the last novel of his I'll read.
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    One of his best imo. Red Storm Rising was the first time I ever heard of a nuclear device being used for an EMP weapon.
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    I liked his stuff when I was a kid. Seems like he became more of a brand than a writer as the years went by though. RIP.
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    Great author. He's one of the ones I liked - favorites are still Jack Higgins and WEB Griffin. (yeah, I know - I'm a chick but hate romance novels)

    RIP, Mr. Clancy
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    Yeah but do you like FPS games? That's the real determiner. :laugh:
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    When I was younger and had more time on my hands, yes!

    I used to play Doom, and one of my favorites was Wolfenstein.

    Not in the FPS realm but I used to love Street Fighter/Mortal Combat....and House of the Dead was a biggie for me :)
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    damn-another great spy novel writer gonme
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    I loved reading all of his books, but I often wonder if bin laden didn't read them too.
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    I'm still grieving over John D. MacDonald and he died in 86. Not a spy novelist but he a great mystery-type writer. I was only 21 when I started reading his book and Travis McGee became my instant hero.

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