Thursday, October 3, 2013


Goodbye to an excellent craftsman, brilliant repository of military lore, and sublime writer.
   I DID have to look up a lot of the  technical stuff, or ask Chris calibers and weapons and battleships and acronyms as I sometimes plodded along, but he was  PHENOMENAL at his work.
  And if all he'd ever done was to whisper "JACK RYAN" out into the Universe one day, that would have been enough.


steelersandstartrek said...

I truly enjoyed most of is writing. He was far too aware of detail not to be tied in with the best of intelligence sources, which made the fictional consequences of character missteps all too disturbing for real life observers.

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

You are so right Rachel, His talent for writing was so good. His detail could be a bit over the top sometimes but he was a true craftsman of his trade.
RIP Mr. Clancy.

I read your previous story and left you a comment. I loved it!!!
Love, Jeanne

Beverly said...

Yes, Jack Ryan would have been enough.♥

RIP Tom Clancy

pembrokeshire lass said...

Amen to that!! A great person has passed. A loss to us all! Joan