Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Sorry to hear this. I thought we'd have him around longer. RIP tomc.
Red Storm Rising was my favorite with the Frisbees of Dreamland and that, post WWII, a land war was feasible. HfRO was a fabulous story (just read a good Larry Bond sub book). I was a huge fan up to about Rainbox Six. Hung around alt.books.tom.clancy where he'd regularly participate which was really cool in the AOL days of the internet.
After that, he started losing me. I still read most of his books, but was usually disappointed.
But for about 15 years there, I looked forward to each and every one of his books and he was as good as it gets.
I read everything Clancy wrote for about the first decade, up through "Debt of Honor." However, by then I started getting tired of the series. I started but did not complete "Executive Action" and I have a couple of his subequent novels, given to me as gifts, that I have never read.
I don't know that his work declined or that I finally just wanted to move on to something else, but I really enjoyed his early works, especially "Hunt For Red October," "Red Storm Rising" and "Debt of Honor."
Clancy was a remarkable story, as a middle aged insurance agent suddenly becomes a best selling author.