Skip to comments.Tom Clancy Dead: Celebrated Thriller Author Dies At Age 66
Posted on 10/02/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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I agree. 66 is young.
Don’t forget Michal Crichton. His book “State of Fear” was RIGHT ON THE MONEY. Having re-read it, I am seriously thinking that the man was assassinated.
Very sad to hear this...
A great author, with a lot of insight and intelligent story lines.
You will be missed, Mister Clancy. RIP and prayers out to his family.
Elmore Leonard’s bad guys were so well drawn they were almost the good guys.
He was quoted recently as having said about Hollywood’s treatment of his books that in one movie they had people laugh at the bad guys’ comments. He had told them not to do that, because these guys weren’t kidding.
That particular movie did not do well, I believe, not like the ones where nobody laughed (except the audience).
Excellent fiction writer with a core based on probable facts.
Clancy’s “Hunt for Red October” was briefly discussed in a great book re our Silent Service and intel actions, “Blind Man’s Bluff” by Sontag and Drew.
On page 322 of “Blind Man’s Bluff”, Admiral Watkins noted that about 2/3’s of “Red October” is on target and the rest is wrong.
your in the Ricin generation.
“Among researchers of age-related diseases, there’s a consensus: the first person to live to age 150 has already been born. The only question is how old they are at this moment. “
One might be a younger female relative. When she was born in the mid 1990’s, she had 4 great grandmothers still alive and active in their 80’s/90-’s.
She is in great shape and very smart.
Awdang. I think I read most everything he wrote.
RIP, Mr. Clancy
Very sad... 66 is far too young...
I don't remember if Tom Clancy was in DC for the Gathering of Eagles on 3/17/07. Pinging a few FRiends here... anyone else know?
I guess Shakespeare was, too.
Yeah. I guess
He’s alright. Don’t sweat it.
How do you know?
Via the Bible.
Tom Clancy, RIP. He spoke to us at ITAC for an hour one afternoon back in 1991 or 92. he then signed autographs on his books that we brought from home until every one of us in line had received his autograph. I personally enjoy his 2nd book about a potential 3rd World War between NATO and the Warsaw Pact: Red Storm Rising. This was NOT one of his “Jack Ryan” novels.
RIP john Clark
IIRC, Red Storm Rising was co-written with Larry Bond, but kept that part quiet. That would make some sense, as the book does have similarities to Bond’s style of conflict development.
How terribly sad. Prayers for him and his family.
Never heard of Vince Flynn... getting those books as soon as I can..
well, I think he was a good writer, but he ditched his long time married wife who helped him in his career of a younger, more hip woman.....okay, so he’s human.....still think he was going over to the dark side later in his life...
I want to rip the SS scheme for as much as I can, legally of course...I intend to filter my money to my kids....and I want to be able to do that for a good 20-30 yrs......we’ve so screwed the younger generations that I feel that this is something we must do...(as of right now, I don’t know if either my husband or myself will retire at 62 though)
Among my Clancy collection are two first edition copies of Hunt for Red October.
I did not know it. However when I was a DIA back then, it was part of the required reading list for the ‘new intel analyst’ course for all new DIA folks. As an Army Captain I had already read it and told the folks to not fluff it off as it gave a good picture of what could happen and that the NATO/Warsaw Pact ground combat forces information was extremely accurate.
And if I go,
while youre still here...
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest.
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.
- Colleen Corah Hitchcock
Tom Clancy, from the dedication page of Executive Orders:
In the orginal hardcover edition of Without Remorse are the words of a poem which I found by accident and whose title and author I was unable to identify. I found in them the perfect remembrance for my little buddy, Kyle Haydock, who succumbed to cancer at the age of eight years and twenty-six days - to me he will never really be gone. Later I learned that the title of this poem is Ascension, and that the author who penned these magnificent words is Colleen Hitchcock, a poet of rare talent living in Minnesota. I wish to take this opportunity to commend her work to all students of the lyric phrase. As her words caught and excited my attention, I hope they will have the same effect of others.
I like his books. May he rest in peace.
Just finished “State of Fear” and loved it! A lib actor finally got his deserved ending! Had enjoyed Crichton’s work back to Andromeda Strain. And to go back on thread I loved all of Clancy’s stuff, at least his single author thrillers. I still like his government reset idea, although there are a few more folks I want out of town than when he initially proposed it.
He has a book out in december.
2 of my very favorite authors. I will miss their contributions to my winter days inside the house.
Both waaaay too young.
Tom Clancy and Crichton were in a class by themselves, for me. Now both are gone ... both gone at too young an age. God rest and keep them!