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10-15-2009, 10:26 AM
What do you think of them?
I'm not a big reader but I read the Sum of All Fears on a long flight and layover with nothing else to do.. I actually found it very entertaining and all I seem to hear is criticism of his books..
Why do people hate him ;[
10-15-2009, 10:40 AM
because he writes garrrrrrrrrbage...and like half the books released under his name are written by shitty ghostwriters anyway. and they're all the same motherfucking story. "Jack Fuckface is an undercover CIA agent who loves his family but just got placed on a project to destroy a Russian/Iranian/Chinese missile facility, which is run by some terrorist organization...and then there are moles in the American gov't, and moles in the Chinese gov't, and in the end Jack Fuckface impossibly saves the day by destroying the missile plant."
10-15-2009, 10:41 AM
if your not a big reader, tom clancy isnt for you, the first clancy book i read happened to be rainbow six, which is not only the size of the entire harry potter collection, it was also way over my 14 year old head.
i gave up reading it and picked it back up 2 years later, and it was like sex for the brain, it was damn good with a damn fine ending but i havnt been able to find any more books from him like it.
ie books related to games, theres no ghost recon book :(
 holy shit, there is a ghost recon book, problem is it was published in 08 and the real reason id want to read it would be to see what was before the game, not what became of the game, also theres a splinter cell book, but once more it was based off the game, not the game based off it, i guess rainbow six was the only real deal
[double edit] turns out tom clancy is a hack, both splinter cell and ghost recon where written by other authors, just with tom clancy's name tattoed on them, and on top of that his only released about 7 books, all of which have nothing to do with any of his games, so why the fuck does red storm put his name on them all... he like, literally has nothing to do with them, except right a few stories about the cold war and a submarine, the game rainbow six wasnt based off the book, it was written to be released at the same time, meaning the idiot wrote a couple names of a couple characters, told red storm the basics of what a counter terrorist is, and told them to fuck off and make there own game.
i now hate both tom clancy and red storm (final note, the idiot co founded red storm, thats why he put his name on the title, not because he had anything to do with it, but because he gave a loan to some game company, ubisoft bought redstorm from tom so the question is still there, why is his name still on the games?
10-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Ehh, I used to dig Clancy and Ludlum and such when I was 14-15, but these days it bores the fuck outa me. Evolving tastes I suppose...
10-16-2009, 02:08 AM
tom clancy fans are ideal candidates for euthanasia.
10-16-2009, 02:10 AM
his earlier works are awesome highly complex, and you have to have an understanding of backroom politics to really appreciate it.
his newer stuff (Teeth of the tiger, red rabbit) were kind of bring to be honest
havent read the stuff by his ghost writers
10-16-2009, 11:36 AM
Without Remorse :D
Rainbow Six :D
All his other stuff is boring.
Son of Liberty
01-06-2010, 03:58 AM
I remember tearing through The Hunt for the Red October and Patriot Games, both were solid page turners. But for years, I've shied away from A Clear and Present Danger, because it's 800 pages long. However, the other day, the Harrison Ford movie was on TV and I decided I should check out the book...
It's amazing. Like another poster said, it's like sex for the brain.
Written in 1989. it's amazingly still up-to-date/relevant about infantry weapons and tactics as well as the War on Drugs and cocaine cartels, etc. His characters are good, all are endowed with detailed backgrounds. If anything, I just find Jack Ryan's story a little too good to be true: 38 years old, PhD, ex-marine, has taught in college, now head of some security post, reports directly to the President, major actor in two major international CIA incidents... I mean, come on!
01-06-2010, 04:04 AM
Rainbow Six was good shit. I was actually cheering for the hippies and terrorists:thumbsup:
01-06-2010, 04:11 AM
I just find Jack Ryan's story a little too good to be true: 38 years old, PhD, ex-marine, has taught in college, now head of some security post, reports directly to the President, major actor in two major international CIA incidents... I mean, come on!
hes afraid of flying
01-06-2010, 04:14 AM
i read Executive Orders once...dayum that was long
but it had dfg & his compatriots spraying ebola all over the us
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