The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

The Hunt for Red October

Jack Ryan Universe #1

Tom Clancy

469 pages first pub 1984 (editions)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense slow-paced

Description

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 5,908 reviews

Moods

adventurous 83%
tense 74%
mysterious 32%
informative 30%
challenging 18%
dark 14%
inspiring 5%
emotional 4%
funny 3%
reflective 3%
hopeful 2%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 38%
slow 37%
fast 24%

Plot- or character-driven?

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

Strong character development?

No: 57% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 19% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 49% | Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 68% | It's complicated: 15% | Yes: 14% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.85

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