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Executive Orders

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

No other Clancy book can mirror this one

This by far was the best book Clancy wrote. I'm no politcal expert, but Ryan's views seemed cool with me, and mixing the politics with the other stuff going on in Iran/Iraq, China, and back home, was masterfully done. I had no problems flyig through this book. And on ...
This by far was the best book Clancy wrote. I'm no politcal expert, but Ryan's views seemed cool with me, and mixing the politics with the other stuff going on in Iran/Iraq, China, and back home, was masterfully done. I had no problems flyig through this book. And on occassion, I sit down and read through it again, but only the better parts

posted by Anonymous on July 14, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Political manifesto thinly disguised as action thriller

First and foremost, this book is way too long (my copy clocked in at almost 1400 pages!), and it moves way too slow. The marginal plot is mostly an excuse for Clancy to advance his rightward-leaning political views (what do you know, he's a flat-taxer!). Clancy once a...
First and foremost, this book is way too long (my copy clocked in at almost 1400 pages!), and it moves way too slow. The marginal plot is mostly an excuse for Clancy to advance his rightward-leaning political views (what do you know, he's a flat-taxer!). Clancy once again stretches the limits of believability by placing his longtime hero/alter-ego in the White House. Various forces conspire against him and the United States, and Ryan is forced to show his mettle. As usual, Clancy's characters are thinly drawn, and their motivation is typically one-dimensional (you're either a good-guy or a baddie). Really, the only reason to read Clancy is for his meticulous plotting, but that is not in evidence here. Clancy's last two books before this one, Without Remorse and Debt of Honor, were also sub-par efforts, so I hope this isn't part of a larger trend. Executive Orders is for die-hard Clancy fans only!

posted by Anonymous on August 6, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Great book...

    ...with lots of typos (the reason for 3 stars instead of 4 or 5). A very long read, it is in typical Clancy style and does not disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Oneof Clancy's better novels. He does get a little long written

    Oneof Clancy's better novels. He does get a little long written on technical details that tend to bogg down whole sections of the read, however.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Way too long

    I agree with some of the other critics of this book, it is way too long. What takes Clancy one paragraphs to describe should have taken a sentence or two. Kind of reminds me of Atlas Shrugged in that regard. Should have been about 1/3 as long as it was. That being said it was very entertaining.

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