Red Storm Rising
With that shrill cry, three Muslim terrorists blow up a key Soviet oil complex, creating a critical oil shortage that threatens the stability of the USSR.
To offer the effects of this disaster, members of the Politburo and the KGB devise a brilliant plan of diplomatic trickery - a sequence of events designed to pit the NATO allies against each other - a distraction...more
Although Larry's name does not appear on the title page, this book is his as much as mine. We never did…moreThe last paragraph of the author's note states:
Although Larry's name does not appear on the title page, this book is his as much as mine. We never did figure out the division of labor, but what Larry and I accomplished was to complete a book as co-authors when our only contract was a handshake--and have a whole lot of fun doing it! It is for the reader to decide how successful we have been.
I always assumed that it was a "legal" thing and since a handshake is not a binding contract that Mr. Clancy then proceeded to have the novel published under his contract with G.P. Putnam's Sons. I did notice though when I went to the book to copy the paragraph above, that the Copyright is by Jack Ryan Enterprises Ltd, and Larry Bond.
Also after Mr. Clancy died, Mr. Bond did an interview with USNI News in which he stated:
"I was blathering on about “Convoy” and [Clancy] said, “That would make a good book.” He could see the potential of the story and asked me if I wanted to work on it with him. I was his apprentice, I wrote maybe five sentences of the thing. He would run chapters by me and I would look over particular weapon systems and [how the Russians might react]. If you’re going to apprentice for somebody, apprentice for Tom Clancy for God’s sake. I watched him put the story together. I watched him lay everything out, create the characters, and fix it when it wasn’t working right."
Interview: Larry Bond on Tom Clancy
By: Sam LaGrone
October 8, 2013
An even better interview was done by the FP group in which Larry Bond describes in more detail where he thought Tom Clancy found some of his ideas. http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/10/11/t...
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Few people know that this book was written as part of a competition that clancy had with Stephen King, to see who could write the longest book in a week. Sadly for clancy, King won, but that's only because Clancy took 15 minutes out of the contest to call up the army and ask them the names of some cool guns and planes and stuff. A ...more
But 830 pages gives you a long time to learn, and ...more
I’m guessing Tom Clancy novels are mostly a “guy thing.” If it’s a Tom Clancy novel I’m probably going to check it out. I’m something of a “Naval Action” freak. I blame the 1943 Lawrence O’Donnell science fiction short story CLASH BY NIGHT, which I read in Junior High, for my fetish. Asimov made me want to read more science fiction; Lawrence made me want more Naval Action!
RED STORM RISING presents a global non-nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia that involves our NATO allies. The first read- ...more
Published in 1986, at the heigth of reaganism, it probably read as a near-future techno-thriller. Now (2012), it reads as an alternative history thriller: What if the USSR chose to risk a limited war with Nato in order to gain a geopolitical advantage in the Middle East?
Don't let me mislead you: The political set-up is dull and at the point of naïve. The main point of this part is to lay down the premises for the m ...more
Sadly, the same problem that I had with The ...more
I will be rereading this thriller in the near future.
But as this spellbinding story of international intrigue and global politics nears its climax, the Soviets are faced with another prospect, one they hadn't planned on: a full-scale conflict in which n ...more
More than three deca ...more
For some reason, my son and wife picked this out to read together over these last holidays. I settled right in to listening with avid attention. One night I did the reading out loud to them. The next night Mary was busy and Art ...more
Toisaalta tässä oli tuhat sivua naurettavan insinööri-/sotahistorian fuksi -tarkkaa kuvitusta siitä, miltä kolmas maailmansota olisi kasarin lopussa näyttänyt. Ja kun tällainen kontrafaktuaalinen jossittelu ja milsim-hommat kiinnostaa, niin tietysti ahmin tämän kahdessa päivässä silmälasit huurussa.
Even though it’s over 700 pages, Clancy keeps it inte ...more
He since wrote more than a dozen novels, which have a blend of realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. Ten of the novels, including The Teeth of ...more
While commenting on how unprepared his troops are. -Alekseyev”