I enjoy reflecting on the movies, TV, books and other media that I consume. I’m notoriously sentimental. This series documents the books that I read. These aren’t reviews or recommendations. Just a list. For me. Mostly so that I can page through what I read, where I was, and when.
One of the longest flights that you can take inside of Europe is the direct between Lisbon and Stockholm. The flight clocks in at a little over four hours. While this would be mundane for most Americans, within Europe this is long haul.
However, because flights inside of Europe tend to be so short the planes still lack many of the same amenities as the domestic fleet inside of the US. They don’t have TVs, leg space is tight, and most dreadful of all - they lack Internet connectivity. This is all fine if you are flying for 45 minutes between Lisbon and Madrid, but rough for four hours.
I was visiting my parents in Stockholm a couple weeks ago (they were touring the Nordics for the first time) and on the way to the Stockholm airport I dropped into the book store at the central train station to grab something to fill the time. I found a Tom Clancy book and nearly finished it on the plan.
I love Tom Clancy books and think they do not deserve the shade that is thrown their way. Tom Clancy books show up and play exactly the part that you expect of them. They are fun, they are fast, they are filled with geeky detail about military tactics and technology that intrigue keyboard warriors like me.
They also aren’t really “Tom Clancy” books - he passed away and the series of Jack Ryan novels he wrote have now evolved into the “Tom Clancy Universe” written by new authors which extends to his son, Jack Ryan, Jr. This book was about Jack Ryan, Jr.
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