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Patriot Games This early Jack Ryan prequel certainly evokes the 1980 s setting from whence it was written, though in a great way Whilst on holiday in London, Jack inadvertently prevents an assassination attempt on members of the royal family by a faction group of the IRA.The fact that it was the Prince and Princess of Wales alongside their son who I decided was William instantly rooted the story to the early part of the decade.Jacks heroics soon makes him a target for the group and they re desperate for him This early Jack Ryan prequel certainly evokes the 1980 s setting from whence it was written, though in a great way Whilst on holiday in London, Jack inadvertently prevents an assassination attempt on members of the royal family by a faction group of the IRA.The fact that it was the Prince and Princess of Wales alongside their son who I decided was William instantly rooted the story to the early part of the decade.Jacks heroics soon makes him a target for the group and they re desperate for him to pay, even his family are now targetsIt s easy to see why the Ryan franchise continues to be successful as the main character is so likeable, first and foremost he cares about his family while also believing in the right and proper way.I definitely think Clancy really captures the political climate of the time too and thankfully we ve seen an end to the troubles, this also felt a timely read with both Brexit and the Irish Backstop.A great macho 80 s adventure Tom Clancy S Patriot Games Is Filled With The Exceptional Realism And Authenticity That Distinguished The Author S Two Previous Bestsellers, Hunt For Red October And Red Storm Rising Patriot Games Puts Us On The Cutting Edge Of Another Type Of War The International Battle Of Terrorism Years Before The Defection Of A Soviet Submarine Will Send Him Hurtling Into Confrontation With The Soviets In Red October, Jack Ryan, Historian, Ex Marine, And CIA Analyst, Is Vacationing In London When The Ulster Liberation Army Makes A Terrorist Attack On The Prince And Princess Of Wales By Instinctively Diving Forward To Break Up The Attack, He Gains Both The Gratitude Of A Nation And The Hatred Of Its Most Dangerous Men Jack Ryan Must Summon All Of The Skills And Knowledge At His Command To Battle Back Against His Nemesis Somehow, people like this book Other people complain about the slow plot, or the level of detail, or the lack of action I was perfectly fine with all of this, and in fact, I quite liked the idea that injuries were taken seriously and meant that people were out of action for a long time The thing that makes this book truly bad is the lack of development of any of the characters, particularly Jack Ryan He is possibly the worst Mary Sue character I ve read in such a widely published book He is Somehow, people like this book Other people complain about the slow plot, or the level of detail, or the lack of action I was perfectly fine with all of this, and in fact, I quite liked the idea that injuries were taken seriously and meant that people were out of action for a long time The thing that makes this book truly bad is the lack of development of any of the characters, particularly Jack Ryan He is possibly the worst Mary Sue character I ve read in such a widely published book He is perfect in every way he is incredibly smart, women find him attractive but he s humble and doesn t think he s handsome , everybody loves him but he feels uncomfortable around too many people and prefers just a few close friends He is a tough ex marine with great combat sense, reflexes, and a sense of honor to match, but he is also a history professor and a legitimate academic All his students universally love him, even though he s a really hard teacher He is super rich and has a beautiful house in a secluded location He loves his perfect family The Queen of England is his biggest fan He manages to win the friendship of Prince Charles by telling him off I could go on with so manyexamples None of his problems are internal, derive from personal flaws, or are even all that troubling He s like that guy at a job interview who, when asked what his biggest weakness is, says something like I guess I m just too hard a worker, or something equally uninformative and boring Everything he is challenged with in this story is external, and though clearly dangerous, it is only superficially so.One particularly bad section of the novel centers on Jack s plane flight home from England Clancy waxes lyrical about the tragic events of Ryan s past having made him afraid of airplanes and flying Many pages are devoted to this description, but we learn nothing fundamental about Jack, only some details about his history This scene unfortunately draws a direct comparison with a particular James Bond novel Live and Let Die, I believe when Bond is flying from the United States to Jamaica and his plane is caught in a bad thunderstorm With only a few short paragraphs of inner monologue, we see Bond, who we just saw handle himself calmly and cooly in multiple situations of extreme peril, become terrified of death in an airplane crash He becomes almost insensible until the danger passes, and we learn that what Bond is truly afraid of is his own powerlessness in this situation It speaks volumes about the character Jack Ryan has no such moment, nor anything close He is entirely content, unperturbed, and unmotivated Jack Ryan is the very image of self satisfied rich white American culture from the mid 1980s, and while that itself does not necessarily make him a bad character, the superficial way in which it is handled does.I will sum up by saying that this book essentially reads like a bad British Monarchy fanfiction with an incredibly transparent main character Dude books I call them palette cleansers because sometimes I just get tired of reading about FEELINGS and EMOTIONS and THOUGHTS This book didn t have any of those other things It had intrigue, machismo, swearing, guns, and violence Pretty much pg 13 level, nothing too too much.But it also had bravery, mystery, and for reals the main guy likes his wife and kid And he doesn t cheat on her Two thumbs up.So, in all, a bitinsight than the movie version, but pretty much the gist of it Dude books I call them palette cleansers because sometimes I just get tired of reading about FEELINGS and EMOTIONS and THOUGHTS This book didn t have any of those other things It had intrigue, machismo, swearing, guns, and violence Pretty much pg 13 level, nothing too too much.But it also had bravery, mystery, and for reals the main guy likes his wife and kid And he doesn t cheat on her Two thumbs up.So, in all, a bitinsight than the movie version, but pretty much the gist of it And now my palette has been cleansed On to girl books once Irish bashing aside, a solid thriller Can t deny I had a good time with the sun, not in the sun Too much fun Not that you need to know any of that Details are all mine. Executive Summary After enjoying The Hunt for Red October, I had high hopes for this book, and found myself a bit disappointed.Audio book I ve listened to one or two books read by Scott Brick He s a decent reader, but nothing special He does a passable English and Irish accent here, but not in anyway to make the characters of similar accents distinguishable from one another He does a better job of that with his American voices, but still not great I d happily listen to another book read by Executive Summary After enjoying The Hunt for Red October, I had high hopes for this book, and found myself a bit disappointed.Audio book I ve listened to one or two books read by Scott Brick He s a decent reader, but nothing special He does a passable English and Irish accent here, but not in anyway to make the characters of similar accents distinguishable from one another He does a better job of that with his American voices, but still not great I d happily listen to another book read by him, but wouldn t rank him among my favorite readers Full Review I ve seen every Jack Ryan movie they ve made and enjoyed most of them , including this one, but this is only my 3rd book in the series I ve read This is one of the few cases where I think the movie is better though.I rather enjoyed The Hunt for Red October, which I think had a slightly better reader plus a bunch of sound effects that really added to the experience.The real core of my disappointment here was the pacing The book starts out great and ends pretty well, but really got bogged down inbetween After a pretty exciting start the next quarter or so seemed to just drag on.See Jack Ryan, budding Analyst and he recovers in a hospital Contain your excitement as he tours old castles along the English Country side Watch your anticipation grow and you wonder Will Jack be able to put together his daughter s Christmas presents while recovering from his wounds Eventually though things started to pick back and up and I thought I was over a rough patch Unfortunately things slowed back down again for awhile before a pretty enjoyable finish.Mr Clancy offers a variety of POVs to give the reader the details from both the terrorists and those trying to catch them I like this idea, though the execution was lacking in my opinion If the goal was to accurately portray the tedium and frustration of a CIA analyst, then this book succeeds However if the goal was to mix in reality with fiction to tell an exciting spy thriller, this book fell short for me I think for me this was best contrasted by the book I was reading while listening to this The Deaths of Tao is a spy thriller with a sci fi setting, where aliens secretly run the world Wesley Chu is far less known successful than Tom Clancy yet I found his book farexciting.While I found this book disappointing, it hasn t completely put me off of the series or Tom Clancy I may switch to try our his John Clark books instead though I mostly likely won t be buying my next Clancy book though, and will borrow it from the library instead I heard that Tom Clancy hated the movie this book inspired Having read it, i can understand why Nobody likes it when someone takes your idea and makes it enjoyable This is another one of Tom Clancy s political statements disguised as a novel, with the IRA representing communism The Pacing is dull, the story unbelievable and at times hilarious I suppose though my biggest problem is with Clancy s notion that Ryan is somehow able or even capable of doing half of what he undergos, just because I heard that Tom Clancy hated the movie this book inspired Having read it, i can understand why Nobody likes it when someone takes your idea and makes it enjoyable This is another one of Tom Clancy s political statements disguised as a novel, with the IRA representing communism The Pacing is dull, the story unbelievable and at times hilarious I suppose though my biggest problem is with Clancy s notion that Ryan is somehow able or even capable of doing half of what he undergos, just because he s a former marine with a career of 3 months and who d never seen combat Especially as in HFRO, he can barely keep his cool when being shot at by a cook In reality, Ryan would have been struck dumb by it all like everyone else, and even if he hadn t, if he had gone head to head with an IRA gunman, they would have eaten him for breakfast I know that to Clancy s mind the rest of the world is small and inferior compared to anyone born in the states but the IRA are tough bastards, not the sort a history teacher would knock out with one tackle.Also, why does Clancy always refer to the royal family with their titles When a book is over one hundred pagesthan it should be and a lot of the villainous aspects are predictable, it makes for an underwhelming read This is the predicament that I found myself in with this story For starters, it is longer than it needs to be which threw the pacing off and felt like it had a lot of filler pages added which wasn t necessary Also, I was able to figure out what was happening and what was going on way before the halfway point Was it adventurous and was it a nice When a book is over one hundred pagesthan it should be and a lot of the villainous aspects are predictable, it makes for an underwhelming read This is the predicament that I found myself in with this story For starters, it is longer than it needs to be which threw the pacing off and felt like it had a lot of filler pages added which wasn t necessary Also, I was able to figure out what was happening and what was going on way before the halfway point Was it adventurous and was it a nice story Sure Do I regret looking into it No Would I recommend it Absolutely Is it something that I would read again Nope 3.5 to 4.0 stars Third Jack Ryan book published but first in terms of internal chronology as the events take place before those in The Hunt for Red October While I enjoyed some of the later Ryan novelsespecially those in which John Clark and his crew played a major part , this is still a quality thriller and certainly worth a read A pretty good Clancy novel is still much better than a lot of the junk that is out there 3.5 to 4.0 stars Third Jack Ryan book published but first in terms of internal chronology as the events take place before those in The Hunt for Red October While I enjoyed some of the later Ryan novelsespecially those in which John Clark and his crew played a major part , this is still a quality thriller and certainly worth a read A pretty good Clancy novel is still much better than a lot of the junk that is out there If there s anything better than classic Clancy I have yet to find it Damn but this was good, a perfect balance of action, intrigue, and investigation Listed as the first Jack Ryan adventure, the old girl holds up well.


About the Author: Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy was an English major at Balti s Loyola College As a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history, his dream of writing a novel came true with his first effort, The Hunt for Red October 1984 He since wrotethan a dozen novels, which have a blend of realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor sharp suspense Ten of the novels, including The Teeth of the Tiger Berkley, 2004 , feature the character Jack Ryan, former stock broker and CIA employee Clancy s non fiction works include a series of guided tours of America s warfighting assets, Submarine, Ard Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airborne.He lived in Maryland.The following are the books and approximate time frame in the Jack Ryan UniverseWithout Remorse 1969 73Patriot Games 1981 82Red Rabbit 1982The Hunt for Red October 1984The Cardinal of the Kremlin 1986Clear and Present Danger 1988The Sum of All Fears 1990 91Debt of Honor 1995 96Executive Orders 1996Rainbow Six 1999 2000The Bear and the Dragon 2002The Teeth of the Tiger 2006Dead or Alive 2007Locked On 2007Threat Vector 2009Command Authority 2013Support and Defend 2014Full Force and Effect 2014


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