Jun
17
2017

Book of the Week: The Hunt For Red October.

I got turned on to Tom Clancy novels by a buddy in college. The Hunt For Red October was maybe the first one I read, because of the movie (which is, of course, excellent, and not least because it boasts a remarkably good cast). It was about then, I think, that I started coming to the (at the time) uncomfortable realization that maybe Ronald Reagan wasn’t an amiable dunce after all.  …Much followed, from that.

And so, adieu to Hard Magic.

6 Comments

  • Aruges says:

    Loved Clancy’s stuff up through Debt of Honor. The quality started dropping off after that. I theorized it was because he ran out of stuff for Jack Ryan to do (I’ll avoid spoilers in case you’ve not read the set). I will say though, my favorite of classic Clancy, Without Remorese, is not a Jack Ryan focused novel. It’s a great revenger and covers the back story of Mr. Clark.

  • Brian Swisher says:

    OT, but Vir Cotto has died.

  • Luke says:

    Crimson Tide was mine.
    The Jack Ryan stories started getting old after the third one. Always wished he would have gone back to writing war stories.
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    OT, the Bioware CEO was asked about solo play for Anthem. Providing for that js a major focus, and he hyped the story as epic, in the best tradition of Bioware.

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