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#1 John_Ford

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 2031 PM

AKA W. E. B. Griffin passed 12 Feb 2019.    He will be missed.


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 2054 PM

RIP. I enjoyed his books.
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#3 Murph

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 0654 AM

I enjoyed them as well, they were light and predictable, but for the most part worth picking up.  


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 2306 PM

His books where quick easy and enjoyable reads. 

 

He covered a lot of territory in his writing. World War II through today. Regular soldiers, marines, special forces, spies and cops. He wrote almost 250 books, increadable.

 

For a while he has written with his son as co-author.

 

Tom Clancey has been gone for years but they still put books out under his name like it is a brand. They may do the same with Griffin / Butterworth.


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#5 Harold Jones

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 1110 AM

I read the Army, Marines and Cop series but didn't read much beyond the first books of the others.  All three series were fun reads but I was a little tired of the formula by the time the later series came out.


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 1139 AM

It bugged me when he suddenly time-jumped the Badge of Honor series 30 years. I was really enjoying the way he captured the feel of the 70s.

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#7 Harold Jones

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 1252 PM

It bugged me when he suddenly time-jumped the Badge of Honor series 30 years. I was really enjoying the way he captured the feel of the 70s.

Forgot about that, but you're right he really nailed the feel of the 70s.  The jump was annoying but either the series ended a book or two after that or I stopped reading them at that point, not sure which it was.


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