Damn, me and my friend were playing SC: Conviction last night.
Author Tom Clancy Dies at Age 66
I never did agree with the guy's political views, but I fucking loved his writing. Really sucks to see him gone. RIP.
I wonder if Ubi will drop the "Tom Clancy's" from their games like Codemasters did back when Colin died.
Doubt it. I'd imagine the Clancy games are netting them a lot of money.
I remember reading a bunch of his Net Force books a few years back. Good pulpy stuff. RIP to an influential dude.
He didn't write those. The last book he ever wrote was Teeth of the Tiger, everything after that was "created by" Tom Clancy but written by other people. Anyway, this is definitely sad news indeed.
I have a lot of Tom Clancy novels, but I've only read two of them. While I didn't hate them, they're just too long with extraneous information.
I like the concept of reading them all, but I don't have the will power or attention span to read 800 page books anymore.
Ugh, 2013 just sucks. Worst year, all years.
I was thinking the very same thing yesterday after having my cat put to sleep.
This news isn't doing me any favors either. I was a complete nut for Clancy's books back in the 90's and early 00s. I can remember reading Red October in 8th grade and having my brain blown out the back of my head when I saw how absolutely perfect it translated to film. I've always been a sucker for good political thrillers, and Tom Clancy is without peer.
One ping only, Mr. Clancy. One ping only.
I truly enjoyed his good books, and I was generally entertained by his less stellar entries. RIP Tom, the sheer volume of material you produced is an impressive feat and legacy.
Also seriously the Rainbow Six novel is basically the worlds best written longest/stupidest/greatest action movie. The villains, their motive, and their plan are just too much fun. It's refreshingly abnormal even if it isn't all that grounded.
66 is pretty young. I read a few of his books. Some were better than others. I liked Red Storm Rising the best. Debt of Honor, written in 1994 had airliners used as weapons. I read that book in 2003. He has certainly contributed to my enjoyment of military fiction and FPS shooters. Rainbow 6: Rogue Spear was my favorite online game back in the early days of XBox Online. Those one-shot-one-kill games were great fun.
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