Top positive review
The perfect yarn
February 19, 2014
Reagan called this the perfect yarn, and I concur. I was not a president however and I cannot evaluate the realism and detail of the geo-political details in the book, but they seemed well researched. Reagan thought it was a good novel and he was president.
If you enjoyed the movie, you have much more to enjoy from this book. The movie's plot is too simple and so hasty and does not entertain with the sort of detail the book does.
The Jack Ryan in the book is a real American badas compared to the cream puff portrayed by Alec Baldwin. The Ryan in the book will make you feel proud of your country.