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Edge-of-your-seat and factual,
This review is from: Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor (Mass Market Paperback)
I picked this book up and finished it within 2 days. Clancy really benefits this time from George Galdorisi and Dick Crouch's service in the military, and it shows. Crouch was a top SEAL himself, and Galdorisi (an accomplished author and great writer in his own right) clearly spent a ton of time with SEALs during his storied military career. The little details that Crouch and Galdorisi provide make this story very believable and lend the storyline a lot of credence. The subtle facts here make this Clancy's best.
A lot of military novels have a James Bond-esque air of unbelievability about them, which makes for nice fluff reading on a plane but not for real-life subject matter and stories. Not so this one-- the reader can see how this storyline could unfold at any time. In fact, it probably already has, many times. The biggest beef that I have with Act of Valor is that we will never know just how close this 'novel' is to the truth!
Pick this up -- for your family, your friends, male or female, young or old, blue-stater or red-stater, it doesn't matter. Everyone who reads it will be as enthralled as I was. Spend some time thinking about what our military brethren go through (even in peacetime), and buy one of them a beer next time you see them in uniform. This book is awesome, and I don't read a whole lot of books like this one. I look forward to seeing many more collaborative novels between these three fine authors.
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Initial post: Jan 28, 2012 1:06:59 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 28, 2012 1:21:41 PM PST
I keep scratching my head at these early reviews. Why do you guys keep crediting Tom Clancy as the author of this book??? His best work?! Please acknowledge the correct authors!
By the way, it's Couch--not Crouch.
Dick Couch and George Galdorisi -- THANK YOU!!! These guys deserve the praise because they have truly written an amazing and authentic story about present day SEALs and SEAL missions.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2012 6:35:50 AM PST
Grumpy Whiny Old Man says:
I agree with your comment about Clancy; he wrote only the forward. However, there is no real author for this book. An author writes a book, he/she doesn't novelize someone else's work.
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