The Hunt for Red October
The Soviet's most valuable ship -- a new ballistic-missile submarine with their most trusted and skilled naval officer at the helm -- is attempting to defect to the United States. It is high treason on an unprecedented scale, and the Soviet's mission is to seek and destroy her at any cost. If... show more
The Soviet's most valuable ship -- a new ballistic-missile submarine with their most trusted and skilled naval officer at the helm -- is attempting to defect to the United States. It is high treason on an unprecedented scale, and the Soviet's mission is to seek and destroy her at any cost. If the U.S. fleet can locate the Red October and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time. But the submarine has a million square miles in which to hide and the deadly game of hide-and-seek is on. "THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER is a thriller that stands in a category all alone. With his rich imagination and grasp of advanced technology, Clancy has created a dramatic and realistic adventure." (Publisher's Source)
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 7th 2010
Pages no: 654
Edition language: English
Series: Jack Ryan (#3)
I don't think I've ever read any Tom Clancy, though I've certainly been aware of him through other media, such as the film based on this particular book. This was exactly what I was looking for - a page-turner with not too much plot complication and relatively straightforward characters. There is pe...
In Clancy you're not going to get an elegant prose style or characters with any depth. I know that. But I give the book top marks for what it is--a well-paced, gripping nautical adventure tale with a wealth of technical detail that makes you feel like you have a privileged glimpse into the workings ...
certain publishing histories going down in legend. dune was originally published by an auto parts trade printer, and Clancy's Hunt for Red October, perhaps as much a part of the 80s conservatism as a result of it, was put out by the naval press. after bringing out Dune, the auto parts trade printer ...
My dad took a copy of this book into the USSR during the mid-1980s. It was confiscated as anti-Soviet propaganda.
This is one book where I preferred the movie. Sean Connery really made the character Marko Ramius much more interesting than he was in the book.