Article: Tom Clancy Has Died


By now most people familiar with books and authors will know that Tom Clancy has died. Tom Clancy wrote the Jack Ryan series of novels, including ‘The Hunt for Red October,’ ‘Patriot Games’ and ‘Clear and Present Danger.’ He was perhaps the author I favoured most and he will be sadly missed.

The links below are to articles that report on the life and death of Tom Clancy.

For more visit:
http://www.npr.org/2013/10/02/228485169/tom-clancy-dies-left-indelible- mark-on-thriller-genre
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/02/228457438/tom-clancy-master-of-military- techno-thrillers-dies
http://www.npr.org/2013/10/03/228815430/remembering-tom-clancy-faulkner-in-a-flak-jacket
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228758394/book-news-tom-clancy-remembered-as-the-father-of-a-genre
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/03/tom-clancy-top-five-novels
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2013/oct/03/tom-clancy-video-games
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/03/tom-clancy-novelist-business-franchise
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/02/tom-clancy-dies-aged-66

Reading: The Hunt for Red October and Jason Bourne


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I am a big fan of Tom Clancy novels and in particular the Jack Ryan series. A number of years ago I read all of the novels published in the series up until the time I moved house and so for the last 5 years I haven’t read any new ones. When I moved I decided I needed to clean out some of my books (and I have a huge library), so I figured the majority of my fiction books could be cleaned out. I always regretted moving the Tom Clancy novels along, though I figured that at some point I could reclaim them as ebooks, which I am now beginning to do.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start reading the series again – right from the beginning. I hesitated as to what order I should read them, given that Patriot Games really was set before The…

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