Sunday, January 13, 2013

Locked On, by Tom Clancy

Many years ago, novels like "Patriot Games " were really fun to read, and Mr. Clancy was a highly regarded author of well researched military -based novels.   So when I saw a new Clancy novel, I was optimistic.

Let me cut to the chase:  just say no.

Now here's why.   I could live with the tedious prose.  Or with the cartoonish description of Democrats as immoral and stupid tools of terrorists.   But I just couldn't take the boredom.   I skimmed through at least a quarter of the book.

The plot was okay (and just okay).   Good editing might have reduced this book by 400 pages, and that might have helped.

Not a winner.

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