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dulcinea3
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Re: R.I.P. TOM CLANCY

I didn't read any of Clancy's books, but my late father did - he was into those type of thrillers, like Ludlum, Clancy, etc.  I have, however, seen a number of the movie based on his novels, and own The Hunt for Red October (actually, I had given it to my father, but recently took it back from my mother's house).

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Re: R.I.P. TOM CLANCY


dulcinea3 wrote:

I didn't read any of Clancy's books, but my late father did - he was into those type of thrillers, like Ludlum, Clancy, etc.  I have, however, seen a number of the movie based on his novels, and own The Hunt for Red October (actually, I had given it to my father, but recently took it back from my mother's house).


I liked both the book AND the movie of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER.

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Re: R.I.P. TOM CLANCY

Another huge loss for the mystery/suspense community! I really loved reading his books when I was working as a software engineer for a DoD contractor. I knew a lot about Navy command and control systems, so Clancy's stuff was right up my alley. Needless to say, my knowledge about that kind of stuff is really stale now, but I still admired Clancy's writing.

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Re: R.I.P. TOM CLANCY


Beth_Groundwater wrote:

Another huge loss for the mystery/suspense community! I really loved reading his books when I was working as a software engineer for a DoD contractor. I knew a lot about Navy command and control systems, so Clancy's stuff was right up my alley. Needless to say, my knowledge about that kind of stuff is really stale now, but I still admired Clancy's writing.

 

 

Beth - Did he have an influence on your own writing career? Looking forward to your featured visit here in November!