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By anonimouse (Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:54:39 AM EST) (all tags)

 Burial? At sea in a 600' long sub.
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He can probably afford one by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 12:05:47 PM EST
and maybe the military has several to spare.

if the U.S. Navy doesn't by FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 01:59:07 AM EST
 I'd bet the Russians or other former Soviet states do.

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I always by johnny (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 01:48:31 PM EST
felt conflicted about that guy. I hated his military-fetishism and thought he wrote insipid prose, but some of his stories were great, especially The Hunt for Red October.

I tried to read some of his other books, like Rainbow Six, and thought they were utter rubbish, and full of right-wing cant.

But I admired his perseverance before he got his first book published. A J.K. Rowling story before J.K. Rowling. Finally sold Red October to Naval Institute Press, for a minuscule advance, after having been turned down by every other publisher on earth. Made a ton of money and said 'fuck you' to everybody who said he was never going to make it.  He was, I admit it, an inspiration to me. Still is.

Also, although he was a right wing military fan-boy, he was a critic of George W. Bush and his Iraq war. I give him credit for that.

All of the above is subject to debunking by anybody willing to check the facts. But that's how I remember them.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)

He was a classic example by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 12:30:03 PM EST
of what happens when a writer gets successful enough that he can tell the editors to fsck off. Red October was a tightly written thriller. His last book that I read, Executive Orders, could have had 200+ pages, and at least one subplot, chopped. There was a good thriller trying to claw its way out of that doorstop.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Or paranoid, right wing survivalist tendencies by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 02:01:43 PM EST
I know which book I'd choose if I was planning on being cut off from toilet paper for the rest of my life.

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Read his books up to by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 06:09:45 AM EST
 Sum of All Fears.  That was the end of it for me with Clancy.  Mix of growing out of it and his stories becoming really uninteresting.

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truly an american by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 01:51:48 PM EST
icon, blah blah

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