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Jason M. Reynolds

End of literary era: Tom Clancy dies

Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 1:25 PM
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  • I wish I could rule out nuclear war, but...

    Yes, I enjoyed Clancy's books and had heard nothing of him being in ill health. All I could find was that he died after a brief illness at Johns Hopkins.

    Guess it does not really matter. It is just sad to lose such talent.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Oct 2, 2013, at 2:10 PM
  • The way the news approached the short notice of his death, led me to think. he had a heart attack or aneurysm ...I guess we will know soon. With books going so digital, I sure hope more people go to reading, and Clancy was a great artist of word and pen...nowadays I see so many folks with a "Kindle" in their hands,I even know some who can't put them down. I have watched "The Hunt For Red October" about 3-4 times, because I'm a Sean Connery freak..in a lot of cases, reading the book (or in these days, a Kindle) they say, is much better then watching the movie...I personally like movies better, but a book gives you so much more, into what the author intended....I think I will add a "Kindle Fire" to my Santa wish list this year...I sure do need to read more, if nothing else...it will get me away from commercials.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Oct 2, 2013, at 3:17 PM
  • If your primary purpose is reading, you'll be much better off with the Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle Fire is much more versatile, of course, for web surfing, and movies, and games and what have you. I love my basic Kindle (the entry-level model -- I bought it for $79 a year and a half ago, although I think it's only $69 now).

    -- Posted by jcarney on Wed, Oct 2, 2013, at 8:09 PM
  • Thanks for the info John...I would have had no clue....I'd kinda like to have a tablet, so I can have the best of surfing and reading....I played around with moms tablet trying to read email, and it took me forever to find the right icon to click, once I got to yahoo mail...they are not as user friendly as my laptop windows 7, but need something to play with, while I wait on appointments....that would be a great time to blog.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Oct 2, 2013, at 8:21 PM
  • In that case, the Kindle Fire would be what you want.

    -- Posted by jcarney on Wed, Oct 2, 2013, at 9:27 PM
  • I have a fancy tablet and a kindle paperwhite. The tablet collects dust because I use a computer so much for work, but I use the kindle paperwhite daily. It is a pleasure reading on a kindle, and the paperwhite version is great if you primarily read late at night in bed and don't want to bother your spouse with a lamp. You might also find lots of distractions (games and web browsing) using a tablet that keep you from reading.

    -- Posted by Oliver Klozzoff on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 12:02 PM
  • I am an avid words with friends player...thanks mostly to my family (got 4 games going with mom now)...but at the same time, I sure would like to read more also...thanks for the information...I guess a tablet would be my best bet...now to just figure out which one...I like my Acer laptop...they have a 68gb tablet...but the new Samsung is getting great reviews....I've never been an apple user...maybe its even time for some apple...I'm guessing any of them has reading apps.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Oct 3, 2013, at 12:56 PM
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