Friday, October 4, 2013

I Interrupt My Regularly Scheduled Program to Pay Homage to One of the Writing Greats!

A reverberation felt around the world: sadly...TOM CLANCY has passed away at the young age of 66. I hate to use a cliché for a man who was all about breaking new ground with his military espionage thrillers, but I will: He's gone but NEVER will he be forgotten. How can he be?
 His best-seller books, such as his debut hit

   and his blockbuster movies, such as

and his popular video games, such as

 have pierced the souls of every household.

I think it's safe to say that even if you aren't a fan of Tom Clancy--never read one of his books, sampled one of his movies, or played one of his video games--the proliferation of his intelligence throughout the world makes him familiar to all. Because his works are the sort to be savored time and again, I doubt major distributors will ever let us forget him. Neither will Tom Clancy let us forget him: His uncanny clairvoyance with political and military world events (that even Tom Clancy himself found eerie) will continue to haunt us, long after perhaps his last book, Command Authority, and next movie, Shadow One (with his most famous character Jack Ryan back at the helm) are released this December.

I (Lisa Potocar, a huge fan) will never forget him. Please join me in a moment of silence in honor of one of the greatest masters of storytelling...

May Tom Clancy rest in peace!


Donnell Ann Bell said...

Lisa, the world lost a great artist and writer. I join you in your moment of silence. I have Tom Clancy's books on my shelf. I am and will always be a fan.

Lisa Potocar said...

I too have all of his books on my shelf, Donnell. And I believe that the timelessness of his writing will also keep his books adorning the shelves of major bookstore chains (including at airports and train stations, etc.),keeping him alive for generations to come.

Leslie Ann aka LA said...

I have all his books as well. I started collecting them in hard back and will now treasure them even more.

I will always remember the adventures he took us on. Witty, scary and with great detail.


Lisa Potocar said...

Great detail is right, Leslie Ann. Some readers thought it overly done, but I always admired the research he put into the assembly of a nuclear bomb, for example. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!