Tom Clancy Analytical Essay by supercalifragilistic

Tom Clancy
An analysis of the writing style of the author Tom Clancy.
# 97922 | 1,081 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 04, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses how Tom Clancy is considered the inventor of the popular fiction genre called the "technothriller" which follows the thriller formula, with an emphasis on technology that can be either real or futuristic. It looks at how the author's style of writing actually combines many elements from all the popular fiction genres, such as the science fiction novel, the thriller, the political novel and espionage novel. It also discusses how following the already established formula for the thriller, Clancy's novels develop the plot, which is usually a political one, while the characters remain mostly stereotypical.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clancy, Tom. The Hunt for Red October. New York: Penguin Books, 1997
  • "Tom Clancy." Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2007.
  • Garson, Helen S. Tom Clancy: A Critical Companion. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996
  • Kennedy, Dana. "The Red October Surprise." Entertainment Weekly. 150.20 (1997).
  • Ryan, William F. "The Genesis of the Technothriller." The Virginia Quarterly Review. 69.1 (1993) 24-40

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