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Tom Clancy......
 
deeppurple  posted on Oct 02, 2013 10:04:14 AM - Report post

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It seems Tom clancy passed away on tuesday night....

www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/10/02/author-tom-clancy-dies-at-66/2907629/

 
ZS  posted on Oct 02, 2013 10:34:48 AM - Report post

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I didn't like his novels much or gameplots, but he had his place in the industry, anyhoo RIP.
 
Dhampy  posted on Oct 02, 2013 12:17:49 PM - Report post

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This is going to sound dismissive, so I'll premise it by saying that I like Tom Clancy books.

But he hasn't written anything new since the mid-90s.

After Red October and Red Storm Rising, everything was written using a formula.

The exception, I think, being Rainbow Six.

And after that point, with the Clancy name entering the video game world (classic but niche Microprose games not withstanding) he took a step back.

Just about everything with his name on it, including books in his main novel series, was ghost-written from his notes and formula and he just slapped his name on it to get his percentage of the take.

The man is significant in that he has a minor media empire with his name on it, but he stopped being a writer a long time ago. There are people almost old enough to vote who didn't live in a time when he actually wrote.

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