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Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
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Dec 22, 2008

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I'll do the same review for all Clancy's novels because they're all pretty much the same. Very long, very detailed, and after a while, very repetitive. If you stop after just a few of his books you'd probably give them 4 or 5 stars, but beyond that they start to grate. Especially where Jack Ryan is involved. I mean, Clancy spends hundreds of pages getting his details just right, the settings perfect etc., then he has Ryan dodging more bullets than James Bond! I finally threw my hands up and surrendered when Ryan becomes President. I can't remember what piece of crap that was in.

I've given three stars as a compromise between my reactions when reading my first Clancy (brilliant) and last Clancy (doorstop).
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Roberto Castellanos Sorry man, this book is not Ryan Related

message 2: by Ian (new) - rated it 3 stars

Ian Yeah I know - I did the same review for all Clancy's books because I figure they are all pretty much the same.They don't all feature Ryan-it just seems that way!

message 3: by Checkman (new)

Checkman Bullseye. I read this book in 1986 when I was eighteen and in love with the military. As I got older I found Jack Ryan to be too perfect and Clancy to be verbose.

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