Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October" Book Review by write123

Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October"
A summary and critique of Tom Clancy's popular novel "The Hunt for Red October", a Jack Ryan spy mystery.
# 105810 | 840 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 18, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October" is a fictionalized version of actual defections in the Soviet navy in the 60s and the 70s. The plot enables the reader to dwell deeply into the thoughts of the main character, Capt. Marko Ramius, and to see a man putting his life in jeopardy just to leave a system he found corrupt and insatiable. The author believes that the novel is well-written and brings the reader to the height of thrill as the pace builds up, ebbs a bit and then goes through a roller coaster ride to the end. The paper concludes that, for the military buff, "Red October" is a cornucopia of military, especially naval, trivia that tests an individual's knowledge of military and naval tactics.

Table of Content:
The Storyline
The Critique

From the Paper:

"Marko Ramius was a man at the peak of his career. He has risen to the rank of Captain in the Soviet Navy and commanded one of Mother Russia's submarines, but not just any submarine. He is the commander of the revolutionary Typhoon-class submarine, the Red October. What makes the Red October unique is its stealth propulsion system supposedly undetectable by sonar. Despite Ramius career success, he is a man thorn between duty to the Soviet Union and scorn for the society he belonged to since his wife died recently due to the incompetence of a Soviet doctor - drunk while performing his duties. To make matters worse, he could not accost the inutile doctor because of his connections to the Soviet Politburo - he is the son of one of the top-ranking leaders."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clancy, Tom. (1984). The hunt for Red October. New York: Berkeley Publishing Group.

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