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Red Storm Rising

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Reading this book for the second time -

I read this novel while serving a few years after it was published. I worked in one the the primary rates that the story focuses on. Found Clancy's understanding of the overall dynamics of the cold war frightening. I could not put this book down until I was done. It was...
I read this novel while serving a few years after it was published. I worked in one the the primary rates that the story focuses on. Found Clancy's understanding of the overall dynamics of the cold war frightening. I could not put this book down until I was done. It was read by most of my division and by the time I got it back, it was in tatters...but everyone loved it. This was his second book and I think it really put him on the map for a lot of readers. His first book, Hunt for Red October was great, but limited in scope to primarily ASW. This novel showed that his mind was keen to an overall picture that was poised to happen for 40 years. Younger readers might have a tough time understanding some of the "how could this happen" as the Soviet Union has been dissolved for a while. The world was living in the intrigue of the of the first few chapters for most of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. This novel could be thought of as a history lesson based on a fictional line of events. It was that close...great read, and it is out as an Ebook for my Nook as well!

posted by klmmicro on March 11, 2010

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Reality or NOT?

Too many tungue-twisting names. Hard to decide who the good guys are.

posted by ThePearlEH on February 3, 2012

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    Reality or NOT?

    Too many tungue-twisting names. Hard to decide who the good guys are.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    I must be getting old

    I was a big fan of Tom Clancy many years ago and attempted to return to his novels with this book, spurred on by my new NookColor. Red Storm Rising is just too long for my current reading habits. Clancy is a master at military terminology.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    Highly recommended reading

    One of Tom's better stories. Conversion to e-book could have been better, with typos and odd characters. Towards the middle of the story there's at least one page missing which makes for some disjointed reading. This is the reason for 3 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2003

    GOOD ACTION BUT STRETCHED OUT

    I haven't read many Tom Clancy novels, but didn't really care for this one. The action in the book was great, however, some of the other parts were very stretched out and technical. During a few parts, I couldn't put the book down, and in others I wasn't enjoying it at all. I reccomend this book only if you're interested in the Cold War/WWIII and NATO vs Warsaw Pact rivalry. I would choose one of the Jack Ryan books over this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2003

    so so

    I enjoyed this book, but only in parts. It did not tie together well.

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