[Reading] ➿ Without Remorse ➶ Tom Clancy – Reliableradio.co.uk

This book is good for three reasons One, it s not a Jack Ryan story It tells us how John Clark came into being, who he is and what he is, and the plot actually happens roughly 15 20 years before the main series.Two, Vietnam, so it s low tech and gritty Ramboism.Three, Tom Clancy normally wrote Puritan Republican voting cardboard emotions for his characters with the full knowledge that they would be portrayed in the cinema, so it must look good But here, he went the distance with John and actu This book is good for three reasons One, it s not a Jack Ryan story It tells us how John Clark came into being, who he is and what he is, and the plot actually happens roughly 15 20 years before the main series.Two, Vietnam, so it s low tech and gritty Ramboism.Three, Tom Clancy normally wrote Puritan Republican voting cardboard emotions for his characters with the full knowledge that they would be portrayed in the cinema, so it must look good But here, he went the distance with John and actually gave him something of a semblance of a real personality, and it s one of hisengaging works.All combined, it s a very decent, classic thriller, and you will like for a bunch of reasons, especially since John is sort of an anti hero, and there are several unique, old era elements in the book, which make for a very refreshing departure from Tom s highly dense and detailed military flavored writing.Now, we limerick John met a girl with no name,After her death, a vigilante became,Vengeance he sought,In Vietnam fought,Delta Force operatives get no fame.Cheers,Igor So bad yet so goodTom Clancy has long been a hit and miss author for me I should say that a lot of it has to do with his incredibly detailed and dense descriptions of everything military He earns a lot of kudos for his intense knowledge of his subject matter and his ability to base his fiction in frighteningly realistic circumstances, but there are times when I just want to get on with the story and not learn about a firing pin and its historical significance to military maneuvers in the ea So bad yet so goodTom Clancy has long been a hit and miss author for me I should say that a lot of it has to do with his incredibly detailed and dense descriptions of everything military He earns a lot of kudos for his intense knowledge of his subject matter and his ability to base his fiction in frighteningly realistic circumstances, but there are times when I just want to get on with the story and not learn about a firing pin and its historical significance to military maneuvers in the east pacific along the way However, Without Remorse is a book so deeply drenched in character building that it swallowed me up with sympathy, empathy, and then a deep personal need to see Mr Clark succeed in finding revenge and yes justice for the many wrongs that had been done to him and his I, like many of us, had met Mr Clark in other Clancy tales, where he was a cool and efficient military liaison to our government But within the pages of Without Remorse, Tom Clancy brings him to life Mr Clark is soon revealed as a man with a history filled with flaws that maybe forgivable but are nonetheless frightening Back when he was called Kelly, Mr Clark endured the loss of a wife and then another woman who was very important to him Unfortunately for the men responsible, he wasn t prepared to accept that second loss A man with hard earned military skills, Kelly Clark moves, no sweeps, through this story and leaves us with a sense of nobility as he deals with some of the most revolting segments of our society Is vigilante justice right And can a man with the skills earned through U.S military Special Forces actually beat law enforcement The answers to those questions are sure to surprise you But please don t assume this novel is about revenge, because it s not It s really about how a man changes in the face of severe personal adversity, and about how even the most righteous of causes can somehow get all twisted up All these big issues aside, rest assured Mr Clark is a man worth meeting and spending time with His story isn t an easy one, but I, for one, would be pleased to learn that men like him are standing watch all around our world today from Maine s Author Author TM Tim Greaton This book waswell, ok It wasn t terrible, but it certainly wasn t as good as I d hoped, given Clancy s success First gripe There were FAR too many side plots, which I know where there in some attempt to round out the narrative, to show how things happen, but it just got distracting Stupidly so at times Second gripe What the hell was Clancy thinking when he started calling people by different names Sometimes a character is referred to by his first name, sometimes by his last, sometimes This book waswell, ok It wasn t terrible, but it certainly wasn t as good as I d hoped, given Clancy s success First gripe There were FAR too many side plots, which I know where there in some attempt to round out the narrative, to show how things happen, but it just got distracting Stupidly so at times Second gripe What the hell was Clancy thinking when he started calling people by different names Sometimes a character is referred to by his first name, sometimes by his last, sometimes by his title Note to writers In exposition, call characters by ONE NAME It s irritating as hell to have a character introduced and then have to trace him back because in one pages you ve got two or even three names for the same person Last gripe not quite but almost a SPOILER Kelly was pretty frickin dumb to get caught unaware in the beginning What an idiot I almost stopped reading there.I m giving Rainbox Six a try, but I doubt I ll go past that 4 stars. John Kelly, Former Navy SEAL And Vietnam Veteran, Is Still Getting Over The Accidental Death Of His Wife Six Months Before, When He Befriends A Young Woman With A Decidedly Checkered Past When That Past Reaches Out For Her In A Particularly Horrifying Fashion, He Vows Revenge And, Assembling All Of His Old Skills, Sets Out To Track Down The Men Responsible, Before It Can Happen AgainAt The Same Time, The Pentagon Is Readying An Operation To Rescue A Key Group Of Prisoners In A North Vietnamese Prisoner Of War Camp One Man, They Find, Knows The Terrain Around The Camp Better Than Anyone Else They Have A Certain Former Navy SEAL Named John KellyKelly Has His Own Mission The Pentagon Wants Him For Theirs Attempting To Juggle The Two, Kelly Now Code Named Mr Clark Finds Himself Confronted By A Vast Array Of Enemies, Both At Home And Abroad Men So Skillful That The Slightest Misstep Means Death And The Fate Of Dozens Of People, Including Kelly Himself, Rests On His Making Sure That Misstep Never HappensMen Aren T Born Dangerous They Grow Dangerous And The Most Dangerous Of All, Kelly Learns, Are The Ones You Least ExpectAs Clancy Takes Us Through The Twists And Turns Of Without Remorse, He Blends The Exceptional Realism And Authenticity That Are His Hallmarks With Intricate Plotting, Knife Edge Suspense And A Remarkable Cast Of Characters The beginning was slow and mildly interesting The end is well done and elevates the rating 5 of 10 stars This is our first meeting with John Clarkif you follow Clansy s novels that tells you the back ground on this one.This novel is quite a bitviolent than some of Clancy s other works that s saying something I know but that will hold true for the Clark centered novels in the series.You get fast moving adventure with slightly less of the political twists you get when the books are about Jack This is an intense read. What a fantastic book Having seen Hunt For Red October Patriot Games Sum of all Fears at the movies and finding them to be good movies I thought I d try out the actual books Hating to start in the middle of a series I decided if I m going to read a Tom Clancy book I might as well start at the beginning and enjoy them all assuming they re any good and boy am I glad I did This book isn t what I expected I thought it ld beaction, shooting and explosions with little substance, but no the What a fantastic book Having seen Hunt For Red October Patriot Games Sum of all Fears at the movies and finding them to be good movies I thought I d try out the actual books Hating to start in the middle of a series I decided if I m going to read a Tom Clancy book I might as well start at the beginning and enjoy them all assuming they re any good and boy am I glad I did This book isn t what I expected I thought it ld beaction, shooting and explosions with little substance, but no there s a great deal of substance to this book and the writing style is easy to read yet very detailed and atmospheric There s action, shooting and explosions, but not mindlessly.The story at a basic level is one of revenge, a man John Kelly who has previously lost his wife meets a young lady Pam , it turns out Pam has been the victim of abuse, John Kelly falls in love with Pam and helping her recover and in doing so opens his heart for the first time since the death of his wife and is crushed when Pam is then murdered by her past abusers Enter John the serial killer who seeks revenge on those who took his Pam from him Amongst this there are a couple of other sub plots as well as the second main thrust of the story line which is John Kelly returning to Vietnam as well as being recruited by the CIA.It really was quite the moving story and you couldn t help but sympathise with John Kelly even as he killed again and again One of the worst Clancy s books I ve ever read Boring, too much description, too many unnecessary drama Yes, I know it s about the making of the legendary John Clark, but I still cannot enjoy it. Another prequel in the series there were to be evenThis one went way back to tell us where John Clark comes from Long and not so engaging And John Clarke is not a sympathetic character Did not care much for this one, but of course worse were to come Without Remorse


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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