|Plot Summary of Red Storm Rising|
|"If I never read another book, I'll be satisfied. This is THE war novel to end all war novels. If you think Clancy's stories of Jack Ryan are all Clancy has to offer, then you're seriously in the dark my friends. While this isn't a Jack Ryan book, it's the best War novel I've ever read. Go read this immediately."
Steve Schmitz, Resident Scholar
|"After a successful terrorist attack on the U.S.S.R.'s oil supply cripples Russia, the Soviet Union invades West Germany, hoping to knock out NATO. Then, the U.S.S.R. would be free to control the Middle East's oil fields. Nato fights back, producing World War III. "
S Nunnery, Resident Scholar
|"A terrorist attack leaves the Soviet economy in shambles...and now the only way to save the Union is to do the unthinkable...A chilling account of what World War III could be like..."
Jacob Hurt, Resident Scholar
|"A multi-theater story of what World War Three could have been like involving sea battles,land battles,and a long trek to freedom on Soviet occupied Iceland.Also involved are a number of high-tech instruments of war including the previously secret F-117 stealth fighter plane and the simple use of a common video tape recorder to find enemy fuel storage sites as viewed from sattelite spy cameras.Includes many stories of individual heroism and sacrifice,as well as a developing romance between a U.S.soldier and a young Icelandic woman(pregnant)who he rescued from certain rape and death at the hands of Russian invaders.Without question the finest fictional war story ever written."
John Juergens, Resident Scholar
|"When a Russian oil refinary is destroyed by Afgan terrorists, the Politburo decides on a conventional war with NATO to allow the USSR to sieze control of the Persian Gulf oil stocks. But can Russia close the Atlantic? Can the Red Army defeat NATO in Europe? And will the war remain conventional?"
Matt, Resident Scholar
|"The Hunt for Red October is about a Soviet submarine captain who decides to defect to America after his wife dies. With the help of Jack Ryan and most of his officers, he gets the enlisted crew off the state of the art ballistic missle sub he commands, and delivers itto the United States. "
Matt Line, Resident Scholar
|"It is the late 1980s, and the USSR is in trouble. Muslim terrorists have destroyed the largest oil refinery in the Soviet Union, and in 6 months, the USSR will run out of oil. Faced with this disaster, the Politburo makes a fateful decision. To survive, the USSR needs to seize the oil in the Middle East. Before that can happen, NATO must be neutralized. Operation Red Storm begins.
Skillfully distracting and deceiving the West for four months while its army trains, the USSR convinces the world that West Germany is preparing to attack. Using this excuse, the Red Army invades. America, Britain, and France stand by their treaty commitment, and World War III starts.
The Soviet surprise attack, including an invasion of Iceland and the closing of the Atlantic to NATO, catches the West horribly off guard, and NATO is thrown into a desparate defense. But the West comes roaring back, forcing the Soviets into a stalemate.
Soon, the entire war comes down to the outcome of a single battle deep in West Germany. Both armies are at the breaking point, and a startling plot in being carried out in the capital of a superpower..."
Kyle Nunnery, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Red Storm Rising|
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Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- Air Force
- near future war
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- navy soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- an organization
- long-lived adults
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- Smarter than most other characters
- Eastern Europe
- Atlantic Ocean Island
- fort/military installation
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
How many deaths?
- hundreds or more
What kind of sex:
- rape (yeech!)
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- military technology
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog