Book Reviews of The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan, Bk 6)

The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan, Bk 6)
The Sum of All Fears - Jack Ryan, Bk 6
Author: Tom Clancy
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ISBN-13: 9780425184226
ISBN-10: 0425184226
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 928
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 162 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I stayed up late finishing it. Compelling read. The final note from Tom Clancy tells how worried and amazed he is that it would be relatively easy for a rich and secretive person to fabricate a hydrogen bomb, given some access to raw materials, as in the novel. Engrossing, entertaining, _and_ made me think - the best traits in a spy novel. I have not yet seen the movie.

My only objection: it's too long (~900 pages). It suffers from sub-plots that are developed and then thrown away after interacting briefly with the main story line. It all ties together, but some of the ties are too weak and coincidental to be interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite Clancy books -- right up there with "Hunt for Red October"
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One of Clancy's JACK RYAN novels...gripping andd good enough to spawn a movie...
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Nothing like the movie - this one is a thousand times better and a thousand times more horrible! It'll scare the devil right out of you.


For me this was a 4.5 star!
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An object lesson in over-powered politics. A satisfying, but disturbing, ending. Clancy is also very good in the genre that I call hardware novels--good, that is, in that the plot and characters do not suffer for it.
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A very exciting addition to the Ryanverse. Clancy provides another thrilling Ryan adventure with many of the favorite characters in addition to the Ryan family: Clark, Ding, Mancuso, Jonesy, etc. There is a major flaw - Clancy goes into extensive and sometimes mind-numbing detail about the technical specifications of nuclear weapons that are not relevant to the plot. If you skim through these passage, it is a very enjoyable read.
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Quite a fast paced, good read. Much better than the movie.
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The Gulf War is over. An Israeli, nuclear weapon is missing. The balance of power in the Mideast and the world is about to change forever.

Very good book. Lots of suspense.
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Its been 15 yrs since i read the book,but all of clancys books are a good read.
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Tom Clancy this is one not to be missed. An Isreali nuclear weapon is missing. The balance is in the Mideast-is about tochange forever...
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A very good interesting book. A group of terriests plan to build a bomb and blow up the Superdome while the president of the U.S. IS attending the game.They hope to put the blame on Russia and thus start a war.
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Clancy's best book since The Hunt for Red October ..." -- New York Times Book Review.
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A good Clancy book.
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After the Gulf War, an Israeli nuclear weapon is missing.
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Another action packed Jack Ryan story.
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Loved it. Gripping suspense. don't waste time on the movie.
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Thrilling Tom Clancy novel set in the middle east
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Another of Clancy's fast paced techno-thrillers featuring his recurring character Jack Ryan. This one focuses on the the ever turbulent Middle East post Gulf War I.
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EXCELLENT READ!!!
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The Gulf war is over. An Israeli nuclear weapon is missing. The balance of power in the world is about to change forever. Exciting and fast reading/
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...with CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan....a nonstop roller coaster ride to a thrilling climax.
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Not his best but still pretty good.
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it was okay, not my type though
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N. Y. Times #1 bestseller. "Clancy's best book since The Hunt for Red October...a whiz-bang page turner!" New York Times Book Review.
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#1 New York Times Bestseller!
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Sixth book in the Jack Ryan series. Much better than the movie
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Entertaining read-- Clancy is excellent at suspense. I'm inclined to like the movie more, however. :)
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ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS. CLANCY AT HIS BEST
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A novel of unrelenting suspense, a story as explosive as today's headlines. A 796 page novel.
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Tom Clancy at his best!
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In "The Sum of All Fears", Tom Clancy once again turned his attention on the specter of global terrorism and meshed it to the themes of the limits of Presidential power, the sometimes nasty backbiting that goes on in the world of politics and the ever-present danger from weapons of mass destruction. Even though the story line is believable, the book was too long and the read slow. It could have and should have been streamlined.
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Another Jack Ryan book. This time there is a missing nuclear missle and false accusations against Ryan.
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A good book.
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A classic
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Exciting typical Clancy adventure.
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Good, standard Clancy. Timely theme.
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good book
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Good but long. 914 pages
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Tears on the bottom corner but content not affected
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Not my kind of book.
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Another great Clancy book.
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