His name is also a brand for similar books written by other authors. Clancy fans cite intricate plots, attention to detail and technical accuracy in military and intelligence topics. Clancy is one of only two authors to have sold two million copies on a first printing in the s.
Showing 24 of 24 Aardig verhaal, maar wel een waarbij duidelijk de Amerikaanse arrogantie en superioriteit blijkt. De plot belooft veel, maar helaas, het heeft nooit de spanning van Clancy's betere werken gehaald.
Erger nog, het boek lijkt gemaakt te zijn van de geweigerde onderdelen uit 'kardinaal van het Kremlin. Want het is een prequel, het einde is al een uitgemaakte zaak. De karakters vormen het middelpunt van het verhaal, en daardoor ontwikkelt plot nooit verrassende wendingen waarmee dit boek een topper zou kunnen worden.
Clancy's stijl is nog steeds fris en door zijn beschrijving van de handelswijze kan het zo naslag materiaal in Langley worden.
Toch heeft het plot gebrek aan echte spanning en actie. EdwinKort Jul 4, What a difference a lot of hindsight makes. It was my first and probaly last Tom Clancy.
Every single american in this book is super competent,super sagacious,can plot out the future events of soviet history in the most precise detail,and all in all are almost superhuman. I was continually annoyed at the patronising tone about the rest of the world,none of whom were shown as more than semi-competent.
While the americans were supermen,the brits were bumbling around,and the book gave a bashing to almost everything british except the bacon!. The National Health service was derided,the only doctors were two drunkards who left their patient halfway through the operation to go for a drink.
The Hungarians,oh well,the american spies didnt wash that morning,so that they could pass as Hungarian workmen. A whole nation tossed aside as dirty and unwashed. Ryan's smug wife Cathy seriously states that its possible that Italy may have a few competent doctors,but wishes the Pope had the services of brilliant american surgeons!
But Clancy's opinions of the Russians! Whereas every single american is saintly,every Russian is venal,cold,selfserving,and totally focused on getting western goods.
Mary Pat,american spy is totally scathing of evrything russian-even the furs are not as good as US furs,even before they are sloppily sewn. I never knew even US animals were superior to russian ones. Even american spies are angelic,they gave up killing spy opponente years ago,and even at the end of the book,they hand over the spy,of COURSE captured by Ryan,to the british,who then murder him after 2 hours questioning.
No wonder the american armed services adore Clancy,he shows americans as the saviours of the world,so he is their poster boy. As I said at the beginning,everything is wonderful with 20 years hindsight. But it made me smile as Ryan seriously pontificates about the russians failure in Afghanistan,This book was written probably in ,and 10 years of american failure to cope with Afghanistan was still in the future.
Not so wise and clearsighted with no hindsight,was he. No,this book seiously infuriated me with it patronising attitude,smug belief that America is the greatest in every sphere of life. Couldnt some of the american characters have had at least a few human flaws,or made a couple of mistakes?
I am more used to Len Deighton and John Le Carre where everyone is flawed,there is rarely a victorious outcome,and the whole murky world is one of rather sad depression. This whole book seemed a sort of updating of Ian Flemings ludicrous hyping of the british secret service,which other brit writers spent decades knocking down.
Clancy just seems to have modernised the whole thing,but from an american perspective dustydigger Jan 22, A long winded attempt at a spy-thriller that manages to combine predictability with improbability! Its only contribution to the genre is to confirm Le Carre status at The Master.
Read April mbmackay Nov 30, Long before he was President or head of the CIA, before he fought terrorist attacks on the Super Bowl or the White House, even before a submarine named Red October made its perilous way across the Atlantic, Jack Ryan was an historian, teacher, and recent ex-Marine temporarily living in England while researching a book.
This review has been flagged by multiple users as abuse of the terms of service and is no longer displayed show.(CNN) — Spy thriller writer Tom Clancy, whose best-selling books became blockbuster films, has died, his publisher said Wednesday.
He was Clancy’s publisher, the Penguin Group, said the. Tom Clancy, RIP, may have passed away but Support and Defend by Mark Greaney is a terrific author in the style of Clancy. The story revolves around President Jack Ryan's nephew Dominic Caruso.
Tom Clancy, who had written over a dozen best-selling spy novels (and co-written more than a dozen additional novels) and overseen a vast, hugely profitable videogame empire, died today at the age.
Amazon Prime’s new series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, It turns out American acts gave him his deepest motivation; as a boy in Lebanon, he and his brother Ali (Haaz Sleiman) barely survived a.
Tom Clancy wasn’t the greatest American author or our greatest living author. or be the person I am today without Tom Clancy. My greatest goal in life is that someone – anyone – can say that about me when I die.
which is to say I didn’t really read any of Clancy’s work. But I know what it is to have an author change you, to. WASHINGTON: Tom Clancy, the famous American writer whose spy and military thrillers became worldwide best-sellers and inspired several Hollywood hit films and video games, passed away at a.