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28mm Fanatik11 Jun 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, Chris Pine and now John Krasinski. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is coming to Amazon Prime this fall:

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 11:00 p.m. PST

I wish they would do Without Remorse. Faithfully.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 5:22 a.m. PST

A hearty second to that, Winston !

28mm Fanatik12 Jun 2018 7:08 a.m. PST

John Clark's a great character in the Ryan-verse.

I've been reading the posthumously published Clancy novels featuring Jack Ryan's son (the imaginatively named Jack Ryan Jr.) as a Campus operative written by 'Gray Man' author Mark Greaney. They're not bad actually.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

In my opinion the Jack Ryan Jr novels are horrible. Well, at least the first one. It was like the Hardy Boys join the CIA.

28mm Fanatik12 Jun 2018 8:56 a.m. PST

I don't think the early Campus novels were written by Greaney and I haven't read all of them. The ones I've read were 'Command Authority,' 'Threat Vector,' 'Full Force and Effect' and 'Commander in Chief,' all by Mark Greaney, and not bad IMO.

Jack Jr. is not as interesting or compelling as his dad, granted, but Greaney did a good job in the limited sandbox he had to work with and he has a decent grasp of spycraft and geopolitics.

They're better than Tom Clancy's later novels, though that's not saying much since Clancy's later works were so bad that it's hard to believe he actually wrote them.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 9:23 a.m. PST

The quality of Clancy's work was inversely proportional to the page count.

28mm Fanatik12 Jun 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

Agreed, but with one notable exception: Red Storm Rising. It's still the definitive novel of "What if?" WW3.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 3:00 a.m. PST

29mm Fanatik, right on target with that assessment
of Red Storm Rising.

Best. Clancy. Ever.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2018 9:40 a.m. PST

Rainbow six is quite good and quite long.
It's the only Clancy novel I've read.

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