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The Hunt for Red October (A Jack Ryan Novel) Mass Market Paperback – September 7, 2010
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Praise for The Hunt for Red October
“Flawless...frighteningly genuine.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Remarkable...intricate and nerve tingling.”—Clive Cussler
“Gripping narrative...Navy buffs and thriller adepts have been mesmerized.”—Time
Praise for Tom Clancy
“He constantly taps the current world situation for its imminent dangers and spins them into an engrossing tale.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A brilliant describer of events.”—The Washington Post
“No one can equal his talent for making military electronics and engineering intelligible and exciting...He remains the best!”—Houston Chronicle
About the Author
A little more than thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October—the first of the phenomenally successful Jack Ryan novels—sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn.” From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.
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fleet, is still very formidable. The of a famous admiral, taking his submarine toward the northeast coast of America, to present it to the President of the United States is unique, to say the least.
I am sure that many readers are familiar with the exciting, suspenseful events that take place. For those few readers who are not familiar, it would ruin things, and are not, therefore, disclosed here.
The only disappointing events I found in this novel happened after the conclusion of "The Main Events". These disappointments lie in chapter after chapter, in Russia, where Russian authorities, intent on fixing blame for the defection, and/or establishing political controls that would prevent future occurrences of traitorous behavior.
Fortunately, these chapters may be quickly skimmed, and do not affect what is truly a very good read, and one which I recommend highly.
I was very pleasantly surprised. The Hunt for Red October is a superbly crafted novel. The characters are well drawn and credible, plot is satisfyingly convoluted, and the density of technical detail provides the authenticity that one expects in a top rank technothriller.
For my taste, technothrillers don't get any better than this (and it was Clancy's first!). Engaging characters, great plot, well-realized setting, heart-pounding suspense all the way to the last few pages.
Great book, and while the movie was really good, there is so much more on the written page. Part of the ending was changed from the book to the movie, and I loved both ideas! Fun, fast read and I can highly recommend it for young men around 16 - 18. Even those who have been resistant to reading.