Yes, potentially too much. It's hard to tell. Even though I agree it was one of my favs, I think the common popularity is for Jack Ryan so it's him that people want to hear about. And they are making all the movies PG or PG-13. Every single little element from Without Remorse is like R no? I mean, the very beggining of the book he picks up the girl hitchikeing who happens to be a druggy prostituit no?
Yes, Patriot Games came out shortly after The Hunt. It has Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan and Sean Bean as Sean Miller.
O shit. How stupid of me. Clear and Present Danger has also been made into a movie.
***SPOILER ALERT***AVOIDING READING***NOT MAJOR PLOT ELEMENT BUT STILL IMPORTANT***
* ** *** When Jack Ryan is President he pardons Clark right? *** ** *
Iím gonna try to resurrect this thread, on the grounds that mr. clancy has written at least 3 more books since the last post. Dead or Alive, Against all Enemies and Locked On have been released, and i think they were pretty good(i havenít finished Locked On but it will probably be phenomenal like the rest) My favorite clancy book is Without Remorse, iíve read it at least 3 times, john kelly/clark is such a badass character, and this book is just an awesome read
I am presently reading Dead or Alive, and I have to say that it is probably the worst Clancy book that I have read. Now as an action novel it is still a great book. It is riveting, and I stay up way later then I should reading it. That is a typical hallmark of a Clancy book.
But on the other hand. I think Clancy, or the co-writer for this novel, someone named Grant Blackwood, seems to be making an effort at trying out political commentary with this novel. Now a certain level of political commentary is always going to be part of any work of fiction that is set in a present day type of time line. However the way it is interested into this novel lacks all of the finesse that I usually associate with Clancy. A lot of this still makes for useful and exciting plot devices, but at the same time it also feels very "forced" for a lack of a better term.
Please note though that I am only about half way through the book at present, and the opinion may well change by the time I reach the end. As a general rule the first half of any Clancy book is just filler to build the plot for the exciting second half, though Clancy is hardly alone in doing this so I won't hold that against him.