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  •  I was hooked with Red October. (4+ / 0-)

    I bought it in hard cover for a business trip (Vancouver to New Orleans is a loooooong trip).

    But over time his drift to the far right turned me off.  I'm a Presidential/White House geek, so Jack Ryan in the White House was porn for me.

    But his pro-1%, anti-woman, anti-gay, pro-catholic, extreme right wing outlook turned my stomach.  The last straw for me was The Teeth of the Tiger, which was basically his post-9/11 hissy fit.  

    I know you're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, but I thought he was a right-wing asshole.

    I just wish he had maintained his early quality and kept his extreme politics out of it.  In his world, capitalists could do no wrong, the vatican was a benign force for good, and the CIA workers were noble warriors who required no oversight.

    I'm sorry for his loved ones, but I thought he was a colossal jerk.

    (That sound you are hearing is a paradigm being shifted at Warp Factor Infinity using no clutch.)

    by homogenius on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 05:15:47 PM PDT

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