Books, culture, fishing, and other games

August 07, 2003

On Tom Clancy

I want to comment on Clancy, but not quite yet. I recently came across this article on him though: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Replaced by Gen-X Version.

It mostly deals with the question of whether Clancy's actually writes the Tom Clancy books. I know he collaborated early on with Larry Bond, but comparing Clancy's books to Bond's books makes it look like Bond wasn't the key to the writing. Bond's books are okay. Clancy's books, the ones with just his name on the cover, are generally pretty good. Both are pretty good storytellers, but I give the Clancy books a fairly solid edge on the writing.

I admit the question over whether Clancy wrote Clancy does decrease my urge to write about the books seriously. Irrational, I know, but there it is.

Posted by dan at August 7, 2003 03:45 AM