Tom Clancy


I just started Red Rabbit and am confused. If this book happened BEFORE all the other books, how can there be a 4 month old little Jack. Cathy was pregnant with Jack in Patriot Games. I am just confused.

>>By Debbo   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

what did he do on the show ?

>>By funny   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

|Just plainly SUCK
Havent read the book though, but as far as I see the book is premature.'
THe name says ut akk

>>By Paul   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I think Tom Clancy is an awesome author and he does a great job describling military themes, i know cause im in the US army
Keep on Writing and ill keep on reading

>>By Robert   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I've read all of Clancy's novels, and liked all of them until now. I cant get into Red Rabbit, and sometimes i find his catholicism somewhat preachy (in red rabbit). there are elements of this in his other books, but at a level i didn't mind. After all he's got every right to be proud of his heritage, it just gets to be a little much sometimes

>>By Mark   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I've read all of Clancy's novels, and liked all of them until now. I cant get into Red Rabbit, and sometimes i find his catholicism somewhat preachy (in red rabbit). there are elements of this in his other books, but at a level i didn't mind. After all he's got every right to be proud of his heritage, it just gets to be a little much sometimes

>>By Mark   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Just finished Red Rabbit ( yes it does fall between Patriot Game and Hunt for the Red October ). Not one of his more stellar attempts, but I have found in recent years that his writing is growing faint. As to Chronology and Jack Ryan, here goes;

Patriot Games
Red Rabbit
Hunt for the Red October
Red Storm rising
The Cardinal of the Kremlin
Without Remorse
The Sum of all Fears
Clear and Present Danger
Debt of Honour

Have not read Executive Orders or Rainbow Six and can't remember where the Bear and the Dragon fits in but I have read it. Debt of Honour is very interesting as is Red Storm Rising.

Clancy sold his soul to the devil with Ops Centre, Net Force and Power Play. He didn't write these but co-oped their creation. Bad Tom.

Ok so start the critisims world, but that's how I see the chronology.

>>By claysoro   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

reading Excecutive Orders-

I decided to choke down his clumsy prose and stilted dialogue because I'm really interested in the content and he's so praised as a "writer with access." I'm also enjoying the tension he generates with the hyperbolic plot. But, I'm exceedingly annoyed with his facile rant about the tax system. I find it teeming with the disingenuous rhetoric he in another sentence is railing upon. This supply side economic outlook completely ignores the fact that the prols are the people that need to HAVE the money to buy the rainbow coloured cell phones that all these "more productive" members of society make. Drives me simply insane. So much so I just leafed passed all the amateurish preaching, it undermined my support for the "good guys" and since the the book is so wordy I don't want to just drop it now that I've invested so much time :)

Tom, please stick to what you know.

>>By Sal   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Are there any more Jack Ryan books coming out? I just finished reading "The Bear and the Dragon" and it seemed like it was leading to a sequal since it left so many loose ends. I can't seem to find any information. I'd appreciate any help.

>>By Michael   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Tom Clancy's writing is excellent and he grabs your attention by starting off with several incidents that eventually combine into one climatic end. How he accomplishes this is masterful and intriguing. Executive Orders is a prime example of several incidents starting in different places with ultimately the same goal.

Jack Ryan is quite the character and easy to follow as he is extremely well developed and easy to follow the changes in his life.

>>By Gerry   (Wednesday, 5 Feb 2003 23:21)

i am a real fan of tom clancy's books. but to my mind he knows better military high technology like aircrafts and submarine than infantery technics. for example in rainbow six he is saying that a sniper is shooting at terrorist with .50 cal gun.
this is the only thing i can reproach to him. the book i preffer is:
"without remors"

>>By ced   (Sunday, 20 Apr 2003 21:51)

There are in fact sniper rifles chambered in .50 cal. The military started using them in Viet Nam, because they could reach out and touch someone 1000 yds away.

>>By guy   (Thursday, 24 Apr 2003 22:57)

I know that, but this kind of rifle are over-powerfull for antipersonnal sniping in anti-terrorist actions. the only use of this gun is to shoot at very long range over 500 meters with an accuracy permitting antipersonnal shoots. In the army they are use for antimaterials shoots.
at this time anti-terrorist unit are using rifles in 7.62 nato cal. or .308 Lapua Mag. for long range shoots.
the accuracy needed by this kind of job does not permit of using an over-powerful gun

>>By ced   (Saturday, 26 Apr 2003 22:03)

I've read the Tom Clancy "Clear and Present Danger" book twice and I love it. Its a must, if you love Tom Clancy,s work.

>>By Ricardo Moreno   (Wednesday, 11 Jun 2003 06:11)

it is a really good book but not the best to my advise. try to read without remorse which is the best for me and the starting point of all the series characters.

>>By ced   (Thursday, 12 Jun 2003 21:47)

Does anyone have the chronological order for Clancy's books. I was told Without Remorse is first and I am reading it now. Please let me know.

>>By ME   (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 17:26)

If you are looking for an indepth look at the order to read Clancy's books a starting place would be: It has a very thorough look at all of his books. It can be updated a little more often but I'm not bashing it's keeper. I love the site and it is very helpful.

>>By jrod685   (Tuesday, 8 Jul 2003 19:17)

hi there can anybody help just started reading latest book "the teeth of the tiger" and almost immediatly i have found out robbi jackson was killed ?????? have i missed a book??? dont think i have but would be gratfull if some one put me straight ,it might just be a plan by tom c to move the plot on quicker? who know not not sure about "jack jnr!!!" surely there is life left in the the old jack ryan .........pps still think "with out remorse" was/is the best pity no film so far

>>By fallmonk   (Sunday, 9 Nov 2003 20:41)

ok just finished "the teeth of the tiger" wot a load of rubbish tom wot has happened to you?????? think he has run out of ideas and is now strugeling hope next one is back to normal

>>By fallmonk   (Sunday, 30 Nov 2003 22:35)

I read the Red Rabbit too. I don't see any problem there. It places events after the Patriotic games and I think also the hunt of Red October. If my memory serves me... that is.

In Patriotic games Jack Ryan was just a CIA consultant not a member of the CIA which he already is in the Red Rabbit.

>>By Janice   (Thursday, 15 Apr 2004 11:36)

Just started reading "the teeth of the tiger", and for now I think the book goes quite slow.
Has anybody else read it ?
Some of the technical stuff I sometimes find boring in his books, but that's maybe cause I'm not much into military thingies at all.

>>By borisette   (Tuesday, 31 Aug 2004 13:40)

hi borisette, havent read teeth of the tiger, it wa sin the library last week but i couldnt be bothered read the reviews and wasnt that keen..favourite one is probaby the hunt for red october... As for really good millitary reads, rainbow sis is brilliant so is the game... He also does some excellent refernce books..

>>By briwriter   (Wednesday, 1 Sep 2004 02:37)

Tom excellent...without exception....except for the ops centre crap of course!

>>By sheeva   (Wednesday, 10 Aug 2005 23:57)

Yes everything!....even teeth of the need to re read it if you disagree!

>>By sheeva   (Wednesday, 10 Aug 2005 23:59)

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