RIP Tom Clancy

Author Tom Clancy, the man who wowed thriller lovers and Hollywood with his spy novels, has passed today in Baltimore at the age of 66.

His cold-war-era stories were favorites of presidents and prime ministers the world over.

He also wrote a number of non-fiction books on military vehicles.

Interestingly enough, Clancy started out as an insurance salesman in Baltimore. Later, he took a completely different route into the DC world and espionage books. His latest, a film adaptation of Jack Ryan, is scheduled for December.

The literary world will miss him.

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12 responses to “RIP Tom Clancy

  1. Talk about a prolific writer…Too bad he passed away at such a young age.

    • Too bad, yes.
      A fascinating man, if you look at his background and his ability to remain largely under the radar despite his world-wide fame. Enjoyed reading The Hunt for Red October very much.

  2. Terrible news such a great writer far too young, shame.

  3. How sad. He’s gone way too soon, and too young. He must have spent hours and hours on research for those novels.

  4. Similar minds, similar thoughts. I just posted about Clancy!

  5. A fantastic author and will be missed. Much too young to die!

  6. Thanks Sylvia, I didn’t know he had died. Sad, too young.

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