Tom Clancy Message Board
Bill Cate posts on 1/2/2009 7:22:30 PM
OK, I'm about 15 years late, but just finished "Debt of Honor." While a very good story, I was a little puzzled by Clancy's lack of research on some pretty basic stuff. For instance, when experiencing her first ride on Air Force One, Cathy Ryan is described as being served by an "Air Force corporal." There is no such thing! If he wanted to refer to an enlisted person with two stripes on his/her sleeve, that is an "Airman First Class." That happened relatively early in the book and it basically ruined it for me because I kept looking for more mistakes.
Suzie B posts on 12/22/2008 10:27:26 PM
RE : The teeth of the Tiger:
Did I miss a book!!!
What is this , Suddenly our central character has retired to write his memoirs.. Robby Jackson is mentioned as having been elected then assasinated.? What the hell???
I didn't enjoy the book to "Frothy'
and simplified. I have a hard time believing he even wrote it.
Is the stage set for another Clancy blockbuster to explain all the missing characters perhaps. Personally if this is going to be the style of his future novels. I sadly will not be bothered with them.
Steve posts on 2/16/2008 4:50:29 PM
I think I actually picked up one of those books at one time and noticed that it was written by someone else and put it down immediately. Any "Op-Center", "Net Force" or "Splinter Cell" books ARE NOT written by Clancy. The only thing his name has to do with it is to lure unsuspecting readers into buying the books thinking he wrote them, when, in fact, it's just a scam to get you to buy someone else's books.
Michael posts on 1/30/2008 12:01:37 PM
I am trying to get in touch with Tom Clancy. Is there an official fan club, or an address?
rick posts on 1/15/2008 11:30:38 AM
Just a warning out there... I am a BIG Tom Clancy fan - read most of his stuff. Was at the airport the other day and picked up "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell".... His name is ALL over it... I did not pay too much attention to the cover. The book/series is NOT written by him! Don't be fooled! Nowhere near Clancy quality!
Bobbi O'rourke posts on 1/13/2008 9:10:05 PM
Since I have to "leave the Subject line above blank!," I'll just post my opinion here:
Alec Baldwin was the perfect actor to play Jack Ryan (at least, at the time.) Competent, analytical, intellectually gifted, family-oriented, yet vulnerable, as a hero, Jack Ryan is not exactly perfectly portrayed as a "Hand Solo, Raiders of the Lost Arc" type person.
He was a latter day, hero. Jack loves family, friends and country. Jack also knows what needws to be done and knows how to do it.
David Duchovny is the only credible, box-office replacement for Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan.
There is no replacement for Sean Connery, as Bond, you agree?
If there is an actor for Jack Ryan (I do not say "If there is a replacement for Alec Baldwin," - as he just happened to be perfect at the moment...) I hope you consider this opinion.
Styler001 posts on 12/20/2007 2:19:45 AM
To Ed Mitchell: Regarding your first point...If the reader can't keep things straight, they need to find an easier author to read. Point 2...I don't read him for male/female interaction. That's what romance novels are for. Point 3...People who need to rely on some form of video to relate to books should just stick video. I love Clancy's 1000-page books where the first 750 pages are slowly and meticulously building up for the big finale. I think Clancy's last book was a big disappointment because it seemed to try to do everything you're trying to do. And that's just not what I want to see from him.
Zpaper posts on 12/17/2007 10:37:22 PM
Is Scott Adler Jewish in the bear and the dragon
Author Ed Mitchell posts on 11/5/2007 5:33:32 PM
Hello. I'm an award-winning thriller author and new to the forum. I grew up reading adventure / thrillers. So when I decided to write my first one I actually decided to pattern my work after Clancy's but with three changes:
#1 I simplified the plot lines to 3 and not 5 like he typically did in his early novels. I felt this would make it easier for the reader to follow the story.
#2 I increased the amount of male-female interaction / relationship component of the story. I thought this would broaden the characterization and make the stories more satisfying to female readers.
#3 I wrote scenes with a higher pace and more visualization since I felt many readers are use to TV, video, and Internet where shorter bites of vivid data is supplied.
That's how I got here. Since many of you enjoy Clancy's writing I'm wondering if my adjustments are reasonable?
pickle posts on 10/6/2007 11:14:06 PM
Are there characters in TC books with names such as: Stolchy, Collins, Swede, Rachel?
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