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RIP: Tom Clancy

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Acera, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Acera

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  2. RACER X

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    yeah just read that, sad.

    Fyi: govt did it!

    sent from my cell phone, far far away but still monitored by the NSA
     
  3. CrazedJava

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    Sad. Clear and Present Danger was one of my favorite books.
     
  4. General Zod

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    He hash shailed...into hishtory.
     
  5. rushthezeppelin

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    My second fav author next to Tolkien. He got me through the last time i went to jail lol.

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  6. txbikerman

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    my favorite author. have most all his books. he will be missed
     
  7. Skip

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    This sucks, RIP

    "Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching"
     
  8. rushthezeppelin

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    BTW just to clarify, I'm not a felon or anything. I had and old misdemeanor from when I was 18 in KY. When moving from AZ back to Texas I went and sat it out for 20 days just in case it came up trying to get a job. Sucks paying for being a stupid teenager lol.

    Back on topic, Tom will be sorely missed. I do have to credit him with helping me develop a love for reading and giving me a TON of reading points per book in school.
     
  9. coachrick

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    Can't tell you the last time I read a work of fiction...but I've enjoyed movies based on his writings. I know movies aren't the pure representation of the author's efforts; but I found them compelling, nonetheless. 66 is hitting pretty close to home!
     
  10. shortround

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    "The Cardinal of the Kremlin" was probably his best.

    I served in Germany in 1982 right after a retired British General, Sir Winthrop Hackett had his book The Third World War: August 1985 published.

    It was a sensational hit because it revealed actual NATO war plans in a fictional context of the Cold War and the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. Most of us read the book and said among our selves, that if this shnitt happens, we are flocked.

    Then Tom Clancy came along with his string of military/political thrillers that out did Sir Hackett by spades.

    Sadly, Clancy in ill health, sought collaborators to help write his latest novels.

    RIP
     


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