The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt for Red October

Jack Ryan Universe #1

Tom Clancy

496 pages first pub 1984 (editions)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense slow-paced
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Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the grea...

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Community Reviews Summary of 6,297 reviews

Moods

adventurous 84%
tense 74%
informative 31%
mysterious 31%
challenging 17%
dark 15%
emotional 5%
inspiring 5%
funny 4%
hopeful 3%
reflective 3%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%
sad 1%

Pace

medium 38%
slow 36%
fast 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 74% | A mix: 23% | Character: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 59% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 21% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 68% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.86

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