All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Two – Two Keys One Safe.

The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

Chapter Two – Two Keys One Safe 0:12:46 – 0:18:53


We are shown Marko ramius as he walks from the conning Tower down there’s about the ship to the main Bridge and all the crewmen, move around him heading to there stations. when he gets the centre of the room Captain Borodin tells him its time open the orders (in Russian with English subtitles) but also points out the political officer (Peter Firth) is his cabin as well, entering the cabin Ramius asks the office exactly why his sit down in here answer the answer he gives is privacy is not the major concern in the Soviet Union, ramius is that not best pleased with the answer and then the political office begins to read from a book


Behold I am becoming as a thief and they gathered them together in a place called Armageddon … the seventh angel poured forth his bowl the air and a voice cried out from the heaven saying ‘it is done’
A man with your responsibilities reading about the end of the world
I have become death the destroyer of worlds


As this happens the camera goes into the political officer and slowly turns out and both men and now speaking English so there is no need for subtitles .


Ramius answers is that he’s ancient Hebrew text quoted by an American putting the political officer then questions an American and put his answer is he invented the atomic bomb and was later accused of being a communist.

The political officer is under the mistaken impression that it is Ramius, Who wrote and underlined the passages and says it is his late wife who did so, Putin then  apologize for the mistake and said it was terrible accident what happened to Ramius  his wife and that he’s only doing his job, Ramius then wants to know how many officers KGB or otherwise are on his boat the political officer then points out that it’s not his boat it belongs to The people of the Soviet Union.And besides the KGB other parties work to put people on board the boat he would be the last one to know, It is time to open the safe ramius open the first door and remove the key from his pocket then turns to Putin who hands over a key from around his neck, 

Putin then reads out the orders their are Rendezvous at marked location with a second submarine and Putin points out the captain of which was a student of Ramius, once there they are to test the Caterpillar drive and return to the dark on or between the 16th, Putin is happy and stands up walking to the door, but Ramius who has been pouring tea stops him, by pulling him backwards and simply snapping the gentlemans neck, to cover the crime he then throws tea onto the floor and replaces the orders with ones from his pocket. He then calls Doctor Petrov telling him there has been a terrible accident.

The differences between the book and the film.
The first major difference between the book is in the fact that the political officer hasn’t no name at no point does ramius or Borodin use the man name, all that happens is ramus walks through the ship to be informed that the political officer is already sat in the captain’s cabin. Yet in the book the political officer is stood with Borodin and then walks with the captain in to the cabin. Also Ramius show giving orders before walking out of the bridge but here everything happens around him and his main priority is find out the orders. 

Establishing the fact that ramius likes to have half trained officers or farmboy’s straight out of the Academy is another difference only to be later altered to the fact that the political officer says the captain of the ship they are about to rendezvous with was once an ex student of Ramius.

The Bible verse that Ramius wife has supposedly wrote and underline is shorthand for the conflict that ramius is now feeling between the motherland and his own ideas, and in fact in the book the political officer has no knowledge of Ramius wife accident, and finally the way ramius kills the political officer in the book he kicks his legs from underneath and he knocks his head against the bulkhead table but here ramius comes from behind the gentlemen and one swift movement breaks the man’s neck.

What I think.
As before we have the same basic plot as chapters in the Book Ramius and the political officer have a conversation one of them ends up dead and the other replaces his original orders, but the ramius we are shown in film is subtly different to the ramus in the books. Ramius in the books is a more hands on officer shown giving orders and to have already established a working relationship with many of the crew. Who goes out of his way to shape the young minds on his boat. But on the film we have man that stands apart who’s men already know there work assignments, and who has a dislike for the political system much like in the book.

The political office of the book is more of a cypher trying to integrate himself into the crew rather than stand outside and report what he says to his superior officers trying to be liked. the one on flim however has no such redeeming features, it is shown has access to every member of the group including the captain personal Effects he reads Ramius wife’s journal and then says he is only doing his job. And then fakes insincerity when trying to apologise the death of Ramius is his wife.

It is a very neat trick for the Russian characters to begin the film speaking Russian only subtitling the more important parts and then using a known Bible verse to switch to English so it is not a very caring effect when suddenly they can speak perfectly clear and be understood by everybody.

This chapter of the DVD takes place on two sets, Ramius walking though the bridge of the submarine and then to his cabin, for the whole 6 1/2 minutes which I am guessing for a blockbuster for that time was unheard, just two people talking and ending with a death.

Well want was the two keys one safe chapter next week will be caterpillar drive which I hope you can join me for. As always if you have done thanks for reading and see next week.

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Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Four – Sadie and The General- Chapter Sixteen

The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

The day that changed the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far – Jake and Sadie have become a real couple in a real relationship, but still keep it for most of the school board. It starts to get a bit complicated when Jake starts to get nightmares about killing Dunning and then the yellow card man. Then the woman who lives in the slums of Dallas calls to let him know she’s moving out, so he goes to see her, and she tells him want ever his up to drop it and just go home.

 and now the continuation

  1.  The Christmas party for the staff doesn’t go to well and the school ever worse, Sadie is upset and is unsure about their relationship it now 1962 Jake is once again alone.
  2. Jake takes his bugged lamps to the house that LHO with share with his wife and set one up, when he gets home himself Sadie asks him to come over but things have changed
  3. The fire has now gone out for both Jake and Sadie they both don’t want to end it things will brake down soon
  4. Jake is starting to cut ties with town of Jodie has if things go wrong he may end up in prison
  5. Jake is talked into putting the school play back on something called the Jodie Jamboree
  6. He asks Sadie for help and they start to plan things
  7. They even put a few ad in a news paper
  8. The play goes well and the whole thing ends in a planned pie fight
  9. The proceeds from the play will go to help the girl that was starred in the accident, Once again Jake feels part of something but he knows something bad will happen soon
  10. Shopping with Sadie Jake’s mind is running though how he can get hold of the house a few yards a way from LHO when he starts to sing
  11. The song is by the rolling stones Both the song and the band will not exist for another five years Jake tries to cover how he knows the song but Sadie calls him out and it all falls down and Sadie knows his Application and references have been falsified so she has really no idea who he is then Jake sees her application form for a job she needs to take, he sees it spells out Doris Dun Then he questions and hopes that her ex husband doesn’t find her they shoot some more and Jake leaves.

    What I think- I knew the happy time would come to an end and Jake would have to be Jake once again trying to stop Lee Harvey Oswald but I’m not too keen on the way it has, he mistakenly starts singing a song which he knows isn’t right on the one day he’s half Jake and half George. And now the fact Sadie somehow ties into Frank Dunning does somewhat seem to be somewhat contrite, I know Jake couldn’t just lock himself away in the mountains for a few years until he has to go to Dallas away from everything but the way he’s gone about this the way he’s integrated himself into life in the school does seem a bit harsh to everybody around him. He created a happy life only just to let it slip. I have no idea how it’s all going to shake it out at the end weather indeed Jake is the yellow card man which if he is and I’ve been saying it all along the books quite obvious but I hope that we find out about the people that Jake is now leaving behind What Becomes of them in the same way we found out about Al and his first trip back to save the girl from being shot.

    Well that’s the end of this chapter for this week, I have no idea what the Fallout will be if Jake will continue at the school in anyway I just disappear into Dallas, it’ll be quite interesting to find out.

    Ok that’s your lot for this week, As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter One – Turbulence.

    The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

    A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

    Chapter One – Turbulence 0:00:00 – 0:12:46

    One screen we see printed in white letters
    In November of 1984 shortly before Gorbachev come to power a typhoon class Soviet sub safest just south of the Grand Banks it then sank in deep water apparently suffering irradiation problem unconfirmed reports indicated some of the crew were rescued to reported statements by post Soviet and American government’s nothing of what you’re about to see ever happened.

    The screen goes blank once again, and we are show Captain Marko Ramius (Sir Sean Connery) as he looks out over Polijarny Inlet North of Soviet sub base near murmansk (the printed on screen) Someone comes behind him Captain Borodin (Sam Neill) and wishes him a good morning in Russian underneath there are subtitles in English, To which she replies cold and hard. We are then shown the submarine there standing on as it he’s being pulled out to sea by for small dogs the gentleman with Marko Ramius says it is time and they’re both agree. The credits roll above the action as the sub is pulled out, In red lettering and in Russian the words Red October appear there is a swipe and they turn into English. 

    As the rest of the credits play out we are shown blueprints, schematics, models and computer read outs as a gentleman works at a computer desk, he switches off the small laptop puts a few papers into a briefcase and then we are shown an image of a little girl as she looks up at Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) tells the little girl she should be up stairs sleeping and then we move to a woman standing on the stairs and then a second woman (we later finds out her name is Sally Jack Ryan’s wife played by Gates McFadden) a very posh English accent talking to the woman she tells her one story and two glasses of water. Jack Ryan and the posh lady are dress to walk out of the house, the posh lady tells Jack he will miss his flight Jack tells little girl that when he’s on his business trip he will bring back Stanley girls teddy bear a little brother. We then cut to London Heathrow Airport International departures outside in the rain, a black Land Rover pulls up driven by the posh lady and Jack Ryan exits into the terminal itself. 

    Now on the plane Jack Ryan his ass by the stewardess he wants anything it is still continue to rain outside the plane in fact it looks like a storm Jack replays no he doesn’t need anything the stewardess points out if he actually sleeps the flight may go a little faster but Jack Ryan then says he doesn’t sleep on planes because of the turbulence, then goes into a technical explanation on how turbulence works to emphasize the point the camera zooms in on to his coffee cup as it rattles in its saucer, the credits are still being shown on screen as Jack walks through the airport. Two gentleman approach Jack Ryan as he walks through one asked him if he is Dr Ryan and the other waits a few steps behind all three of them Sean riding in a car to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters Langley Virginia. Behind a desk Admiral Greer (James Earl Jones) Stands up and shakes hands with Ryan as he walks through his office door Admiral Greer offers Jack coffee and they talked about Jack’s family and his little girl, Admiral Greer then asks Jack what’s so important to get Jack on a plane at 2 o’clock in the morning,

    Jack Ryan then lays out to black and white photographs saved British Intelligence took these two days ago they are believed to be the Red October the latest typhoon class Admiral Greer takes one of the photographs of the table and study is it Ryan tells him that the captain of the submarine is Ramius, Greer then asks rain if he is one of his to which line replies yes I did the biography of him last year. He then goes into a small history of Marko he’s checking out every single attack but for the last 10 years and has very good political connections antidotes the Russians call him the Vilnius schoolmaster.

    Greer’s next question is what are the doors are Ryan has no idea and no do the British but they have friends who think they know the answer and he requests permission to show the pictures to Skip Tyler, Greer knows of skip Tyler but Ryan quickly goes into a potted history and tells great that is clearance is top secret or better and he’s been cheating at the Academy since the last of his leg in an automobile accident. Greer it’s the telephone and all is a car for Jack Ryan to be downstairs in 10 minutes. Ryan looks at Greer who simply says that the Red October was picked up on a satellite few hours ago

    The screen fades to black and then becomes blue and we hear the sound of whale song and the outer hull and engine noise of USS Dallas Los Angeles class attack submarine 100 miles north west of Polijarny Inlet. On the inside we see to men working at very a impressive sonar station, one asks the other what can you hear to which the reply is I’m not sure yet but after moving a few switches is able to distinguish the sound, the gentleman asking the questions has he feets up on one of the chairs as the other works at the controls the printer in the corner kicks into life and prints out what it believes the sound could be a biologic the gentleman working the controls whose name is Beaumont (Ned Vaughn) asks what is meant by a biologic and guy with his feet up who is called Jones (Courtney B. Vance) tell him it’s a whale a marine mammal which knows a lot about Sonar than he does.

    Beaumont signs and a third man enters the little sonar area, and he then it goes on to explain if Jones keeps ragging on him to much he should ask him about Pavarotti, The third man Chief of the Boat (this gentlemens character does not have a name he’s just referred to in the credits chief of the boat Larry Ferguson) then tells Beaumont about Jones play classical music out of the sonar System so that everyone in the Navy including a boat out in Pearl Harbour can hear it they are certainly interrupted by the sonar system as a red light on the control panel begins to flash it’s a distant contact beginning to submerge Jones thinks it’s a missile boat coming out of the inlet which he calls it into Captain Bart Mancuso, (Scott Glenn) who tells him to start tracking it and he will be into the sonar room in a minute.

    The differences between the book and the film –
    At the beginning of the film we are told that we are watching a true account of a incident which happened in 1984, the history books however say none of these actually took place.

    Well the first chapter of the book is exclusively about Marko Ramius, the Russian Navy Fleet and the Red October, but what get here what we get is 5 minutes in the company of the Russian crew as it is taken out to see, we are then introduced to Jack Ryan doesn’t appear in the book until the 4th day or Chapter 4 

    All the Marko Ramius biography that we have lived through and felt through the last three chapters is passed off to Jack Ryan as he gives an extremely potted history to Admiral Greer, after he makes the trip from England to CIA headquarters is quite clever to use the transition from there as an opening sequence so you can get the credits out of the way and establish both character and setting.

    As Jack Ryan briefs Admiral Greer, skip Tyler is mentioned and the established intelligence information from the British Navy is also alluded to.

    We then have Jones being introduced the sonar officer onboard the Dallas, and again pretty much of his back story is passed off by adding a few lines to a third character needing to be told the information  from chief of the boat who in the film doesn’t have a name but in the book is called Mr Thompson. Jones is established by quickly as a teacher so therefore a clever person without going into very much detail.

    So within 12 minutes we have captain Marko ramius the dark forbidding a Russian officer of the red october Jack Ryan something in the CIA Admiral Greer his boss and the captain, chief of the boat and sauna operator of the Dallas. All with their define goals, And role within the structure of the story. But it also leaves out the hierarchical structure for the Russian Navy and some Marko Ramius motivation if in fact it is the same thing as the book.

    Ok so that’s the first chapter of the DVD compared to the first chapter of the book I know it’s quite a big thing and the first chapter in the book is very plain yet the first chapter DVD, covers a lot more ground and does established 1 or 2 characters quite quickly. But we are at the same point the red october has been launched with Marko ramius charged CIA analysis officer Jack Ryan is looking into the outer doors on the boat and the USS Dallas has noticed her leaving the shipyards,

     I hope you can join me next week as we start chapter 2 of the DVD called Two Keys One Safe and as always if you have been thank you for Reading.

    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD Introduction.

    The blog following  has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning. 

    Last week we finished the book version of The Hunt for Red October but this week we are going to begin with a small introduction to the flim version of The Hunt for Red October, The vision of the film we are going to use that this is a special collector’s edition, widescreen collection from Paramount, rated PG 

    Here now is what the back of the DVD case reads.

    Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

    A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on !

    Well that’s slightly different from the back of the book already so we’ll have to see which way it goes, the way I’m going to do this is the DVD has been split into 13 chapters each with their own title. So what we’re going to do is there going to do one chapter per blog entry I will write out what I see on screen as accurately as possible and then compare it to what that chapters are to the chapters in the book.

    The DVD chapter titles are as follows

    1. Turbulence
    2. Two Keys, One Safe
    3. Caterpillar drive
    4. Ryan’s Briefing
    5. Sub Plots
    6. Thor’s Twins
    7. Evasive Action
    8. Crazy Ivans
    9. Rendezvous
    10. Periscope Depth
    11. East meets West
    12. Battle Stations
    13. Home Free.

      I will not be passing judgement on the acting skill, special effects or anything else apart from the storyline itself. I will use the actors names only once in the first blog entry and then referred to them only as their character names after that to avoid any confusion for example Sean Connery apparently is portraying Captain Marko Ramius I will put Sean Connery name in brackets when he is first mentioned or first appears on screen and then afterwards I would just say Captain ramius or Marcus after that.

      So if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week as we begin again for the hunt for the Red October.

      Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Three – Living In Past – Chapter Thirteen

      The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King  book 11.22.63 this your one and only warning.

      STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

      The day that changed the world. 

      What if you could change it back ?
      On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
      President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
      If you had the chance to change history, would you?

      Would the consequesnces be worth it?

      The Book So Far-  Jake how makes him away across the U.S. first To New Orleans and keeps tabs on Lee Harvey Oswald and his family, Coming across the 1950s and 60s racism, He makes his way eventually to Dallas and in the summer of 1960 tries to get himself a place to live to, but there is something about Dallas he does not like and when he he Witnesses a shooting he makes his mind up And moves on ending up in a small town taking a teaching job.

      And now continuation.

      1. It now May 18 1961, Jake is working on his book when Michael Coslaw comes to see him
      2. The darma department at the school is now being run by Jake  thanks to Mimi Corcoran 
      3. Jake talks Micheal into staying on As part of the play Of Mice and Men playing Lenny
      4. The play is an amazing Triumph
      5. Jake Has given mini his manuscript which she reads she then cuts out if anybody publishers it he will never be able to teach again.She then offers him a job as a permanent teacher at school and Quick mental set of notes he has Jake decide to take the job and become a permanent member of staff, and sets him up with a friend of hers
      6. Mimi gets married and Jake/George meets Sadie Clayton
      7. In August the same Mimi died Jake is given the task of Putting together a memorial
      8. Sadie help him put together the memorial and they become friends
      9. Together they go to a football match and during the match the cheerleaders end up shouting the same thing the yellow card man had shouted when Jake had bumped into him the first time.

      What I think – So Jake really has got himself into this world has become a working member of society but almost reluctantly first because he can’t find a house in the centre of Dallas so he comes to a place called Jodie. Then he finds a part-time teaching job I was coerced into becoming a full-time member of the teaching staff, by a charismatic older lady who actually runs the school and now he even has his own set of Friends who don’t want anything more than just to be in his company. 

      Simply put the book has become two stories and man knowing the future but with only parts come back to him. Trying to write a book reflecting on what he has already done and seen.

      I have no idea yet what the eventual outcome will be but I do have a feeling that the yellow card man is a will become Jake at some point in the story which is a bit of a shame in a bit of a cop-out.

      How is interactions with the people at the school will affect his eventual saving of John F Kennedy and The Killing of Lee Harvey Oswald will play out I have no idea but I look forward to finding out.

      So if you have been thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter as we go deeper into the book.

      Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Three – Living In Past – Chapter Eleven.

      The following blog has Spoilers for the Stephen King Book 11. 22. 63 this your one and only warning.

      STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

      The day that changed the world. 

      What if you could change it back ?
      On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
      President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
      If you had the chance to change history, would you?

      Would the consequesnces be worth it?

      The Book So Far – Jake make the trip back in the 1950’s This time however he doesn’t change the timeline he keeps his head down and for several months does nothing but pretend to be the real estate man he once was. He takes time and works out where Dunning will be and one fateful night when Dunning is going to the graveyard to see his dead parents Jake shoots him dead and puts his body in a mausoleum, he write a letter to the gentleman helped him out before to tell him to go to the doctor’s and then drives out the Derby so good.

      And now for the continuation (Unlike the other chapters so this is not split into numbered parts) five pages

      As he drives Jake starts to think about Al Experiment with the girl that would end up in a wheelchair in the end he decides to take the same path and is the same cabin and wait there till October, Jake then finds that Cullum plays cribbage and after lot of Persuading Cullum teaches Jake how to play. When they have finished the game Cullum’s wife thinks that Jake has been sent by God and Jake does nothing to change that idea.

      What I think – It’s the second time Jake has been called a angel, I just hope this time it’s sticks and that changes made a happy ones, So it’s very odd having such a short chapter but he does do two things it keeps the fact that Al set out to help somebody alive and shows what Jack does with his time hiding in the woods and the areas that I told him about so not to affect the timeline too much. I don’t know how much of the 1950s Jake will tell as about as we have got to get our way to 1963 but I suppose it will be fun finding out.

      As always thank you for Reading, And I hope you can join me for the next chapters.

      All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Fifteen Day.

      The blog following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

      Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

      The Red October is heading west.
      The Americans want her.
      The Russians want her back
      And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

      Recap the fourteenth day – Two Russian speaking officers who will help Jack Ryan when he makes contact with the red october crash into the sea leaving a question mark or whether the mission can continue.So Jack has to pick a British officers can speak Russian,The USS pigeon in the Ethan Allen meet at the set location and Jack and office at Williams at transferred to the pigeon

      The pigeon manages to dock with the red october and they begin to evacuate the crew members who wish to leave and return to Russia Ramuis and his officers remain a board but one of the crew members has secreted himself away between the reactor core and the bulkhead.

      Back in the CIA headquarters the Americans are trying to pull up the Russian officer spy from the hospital he is in. As the American officers try to do exactly the same for the Russian officer of the Russian submarine they found.

      The crew member of board the red october begins to threaten Jack Ryan and the remaining Russian officers but Rami a steps forward and shoots the gentleman.

      As the red october removed itself from the area the Ethan Allen is blown to kingdom come.

      THE FIFTEENTH DAY 17th DECEMBER pages 361- 388

      Ocracoke Inlet
      After 18 hours inside the Red October the three ships the Porgy, the dalles and the October itself through a moonless dark Sky make their way through to Ocracoke inlet as they make their way into the inlet the zodiac type rubber dinghy with an outboard motor zooms towards them and asks if they need anything to which Ryan replies they need a doctor.

      The Dallas.
      Mancuso gives the order for ten men including a medic to make their way to the Red October.

      Cherry Point, North Carolina
      Commander Ed Noyes is air lifted to the sea stallion

      Pamlico Sound
      The Dallas pulls next to the Red October, both the medical team and the captain Mancuso are giving permission to come aboard. Mancuso even brings sonar operator jones with him. He Bugayev and Captain Borodin talk about how they were able track the Red October and to get the ship to ship working again.
      The zodiac then delivered food of the men, and a few minutes late Jones went back to the Dallas. Manion then ask Borodin if he can take the depth gauge from the October what reason he is not exactly sure.
      Doctor Noyes is a little shocked to find out he’s being dropped to a russian submarine, Ryan explains the best he can and tells him about the gunshot wounds to the captain and William’s. Noyes goes to work.
      Josie comes back with a video tape machine and the television as well as some food, After Jones fixtures up a sonar communication. Mancuso asks Borodin for permission to dive and is given it. But borodin begins to feel as if she’s lost control

      The White House
      Dr. Pelt is on the phone to the Russian ambassador and tells him that the USS pigeon and rescue the crewmen of the Red October, as it blew up because of the reactor problems but unfortunately was not able to rescue the officers the crew are now on their way directly to Washington.

      The Pentagon
      Skip Tyler is told that the plan has gone well, and if he wants he can become part of the navy again. Even with his missing leg. But turns them down.

      The Red October
      With crew working away at the controls of the Red October, Ryan finds a bottle of vodka takes mouthful and ends up sleeping on a bunk.

      The Sea Cliff
      The Sea Cliff was a small rugged research submarine used mainly for oceanographic tasks, its job is the help and locate what is left of the Red October on board the seacliffe is Russian captain Kaganovich he tells the crew that the submarine they find is not be touched and tells the the crew that it is an expiration vehicle not a missile boat, So the crew find out they are very annoyed with a captain and make a break straight for the surface without him being able to see much more.

      The USS Austin
      Captain Kaganovich is it able to signal to Moscow they have found the Red October

      The Red October
      Six hours later on the real red october Ryan wakes up to the end credits of the ET film, the Russians think that all children in the film behave like that in America free is there a term for it Mancuso explains that some do and some don’t.
      Ryan asks the doctor how William’s is and is told he will make it, and so will Captain Ramius. The Doctor them asks what the real story is and Borodin tells him that they are all become American citizens.

      Moscow
      Narmonov and comrade general secretary Gorshkov are briefed about want has happened to the Red October but Gorshkov thinks its very clever piece of this information. So they begin a KGB investigation into the same as business along 2 lines one group will investigate information from the agent in Washington and the other will proceed in the assumption that the letter from a captain ramius was in fact fake.

      What I think -So the plan worked the red October is now under the control of the Americans and a great Russian officers will become American citizens very shortly, deep in darkest Moscow the people who didn’t act or did act for the greater good of the political party are under investigation and Jack Ryan has been bounced about from boat to ship to plane to Submarine and now is semi drunk in the bottom of a bunk on the Red October, 

      It’s not your usual spy story that’s for sure because most of the action is not focused on one character is spread around from the CIA to the KGB to the characters on the 3rd October and the Dallas in to Malvern by leaps from each point to British ships and two planes it’s quiet a read nice but only in small chunks, I wouldn’t spend days or weeks trying to read it all at once it is one chapter at a time so of a book. I think there are three more chapters left what exactly happens in these two chapters I’m not exactly am not sure but it will be fun finding out.

      So that’s you lot for this week, and as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.


      Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Three – Living In Past – Chapter Ten.

      The following blog has spoilers of the Stephen King Book 11. 22. 63 this your one and only warning.

      STEPHEN KING -11.22.63

      The day that changed the world. 

      What if you could change it back ?
      On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
      President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
      If you had the chance to change history, would you?

      Would the consequesnces be worth it?

      The Book So Far – Jake returns to 2011 to find out that out is still there just as the same as he left, And they both try and find out what happened to Harry but I’m not able to see him on the custodial pictures of the high school Jake later finds out with all the changes that have been made to Harry’s life they didn’t work out very well in that Harry died fighting in Vietnam he, finds this out by talking to Harry’s sister, Extremely upset Jake manages to pull himself back together to go and see Al one last time before he steps though the hole again, but Al has taken sleeping pills to end his pain so Jake has no other option but to go in once again on his own when he gets to the 1950s it turns out that the yellow card man has taken his own life too.

      And now the continuation –

      1. Jake walks through the town this time, the only stop he makes is to touch the car on On the forecourt for good luck you then heads across to get a bus at the bus station and once aboard as the bus goes along route 196, he start thinking about the yellow card man and the fact that the card he now carries is not cardboard or plastic pot even say love it feels like dead skin. How Al idea the man was somehow caught Between Worlds because of the rabbit hole doesn’t add up but sooner forget and move on and realises it’s good to be back.
      2. Jake buys himself a suitcase, and is told about the suicide of the dunk and then buys the same shirt he’s wearing.
      3. Jake goes back to his old/new apartment at Harris Avenue, He makes a habit of droping into the Lamplighter. he even makes friends with Jeff the bartender betting with him on Yankees baseball team
      4. The day after he goes under ground bookies and puts down a bet.
      5. Over the following months Jake builds a life for himself just had before but keeps one eye on the baseball game, waiting for Frank Dunning.
      6. Jake wants to keep the timeline Protected more this time he knows were Frank will be he doesn’t have to ask he just knows on the 5th of October 1958.
      7. He knows he’s done his best and even if God doesn’t 
      8. On the day there was no flu this time but Jake wakes up with a migraine falls down stairs and his car won’t start so he calls a mechanic.
      9. Mechanic comes.and fixings the car also has some advice for Jake to go back to bed.
      10. Because of the headache Jake drives the car quite slowly down route 7 checking each intersection as he does and is lucky not to be hit by the gravel truck on old Derby Road, Jake find a place to rest and weights for Dunning eventually headache disappears
      11. As Dunning walks through the graveyard Jake makes him turn and shoots twice
      12. Jake put Dunning into the mausoleum and walks away.
      13. Jake goes to collect his winnings to the baseball games and is told Dunning wasn’t the Saint the papers making out to be.
      14. Jake’s Drive wants to push him to go and see the Dunning family not Harry this time but his kids sister to tell her to talk her brother out of putting uniform on one day.
      15. Jake has one last thing to do before leaving Darby he writes a letter to give to Bill Turcotte
      16. Then he leaves.

      What I think – Well Jake’s second life in 1950s America has started again and thankfully it wasn’t like Groundhog Day repeating over and over again the same things, But what I do have a problem with is every time Jake tries to change something that is a life and death situation obstacle put in the way each time they get Dumber and Dumber like the last of the keys and the fact that he has two flat tires I do hope that it doesn’t turn out to be that Jake was the yellow card man all along.

      Aa always thank you for reading, and I hope you can join me for the next chapter. 


      All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Fourteenth Day.

      The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

      Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

      The Red October is heading west.
      The Americans want her.
      The Russians want her back
      And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

      Recap the thirteenth day – The Dallas have been keeping up with the red october and invincible watches as they move around the see it then sends two helicopters and the red october breaches the surface. Ramius then it’s taking a back when the Invincible signals to him though Morse code a personal message telling him that most of his Navy or after him and he needs to head to a new grid reference. Jack Ryan then tells the CIA.

      In Washington the CIA have to deal with their own problems not only a senator who is questioning their actions about why the US Navy out playing around with the British fleet but the aid to the Senator who turns out to be a spy and is arrested by a member of the CIA.

      When the red october reaches given to them by invincible the reactor engine starts to play up and the red october is forced once again to breach the surface.

      THE FOURTEENTH DAY, THURSDAY, 16 DECEMBER pages 321 to 359

      A Super Stallion
      The helicopters mission was to fly specifically to the HMS Invincible from there they would fly to the HMS pigeon, but I’m no to both pilots there is a fracture in the transmission casing.

      Harrier 2-0
      The harrier flown by lieutenant Parker is the escort for the super Stallion helicopter as a search in the water for a contact.

      Super Stallion
      In the middle of a transmission to the harrier the super stallion in begins instantly dispute lubricant oil behind the rotor hub and suddenly everything freezes the rotary blades twist and the stallion savagely drops and rotates in midair jerking the two pilots out there seats commander Marcks begins and Mayday call but it’s too late

      Harrier 2-0
      Lieutenant Parker radios control, and tells them what has happened he is then giving instructions to stay in the area as they Mount sea rescue for What Remains of the crew.

      The Invincible
      Jack watches from the Bridge as a Medics carry the structure of a Crewman from the stallion is then given what The Truman was carrying a small metal Briefcase, Admiral white quarters they open the Briefcase and mine reads a very heavy sigh, the mission it’s been set out in black and white round then gets a call the president and he’s told that you can order him to do this but he knows what is extinct Ryan then asks for some help and he told he can only bring one British officer this up with him.
      Admiral white gathers together for Lieutenant’s under the age of 30 and it’s planes Ryan needs an officer to accompany on a voluntary basis of a mission of the upmost importance and secretive. The man the volunteers is Mr Owen Williams.

      33n 75w
      The Scamp rendezvous with the Ethan Allen a few minutes after midnight and then later joined by the power diesel vessel USS pigeon.

      The Red October
      Melekhin tells both Ramius and the rest of the crew they have no other option they must continue to work on the diesel engine allowed ramius begins to question whether the Sabotage is part of somebody’s plan and not an accident and out loud he begins to shake his we cannot risk the Americans getting their hands on our submarine.

      CIA HEADQUARTERS.
      Judge Moore calls senator Donaldson into the office and the FBI and CIA know that Donaldson told his aide about the fake mission, and that a spy in Russia has already been killed, they are going to turn his aide Mr Henderson in spy and the senator himself will retire.

      The Pigeon
      Ryan and William uneventfully reach the destination.

      The Dallas
      Mancuso received a lengthy Eyes Only transmission which takes him a few minutes to decrypt when he has done so he is smiling from ear to ear.

      The Pigeon
      Ryan explained to the captain of pigeon as much of the plan as he can and the fact a pigeon will have to use a blinker light to signal to the Red October. They’re going to get all the crew of and those who may want to return to Russia can do then pretend to blow the ship up with one of the powerful scuttling charges the Russian ships are known to carry. The remaining crew will be taken through their butts northwest Pimlico sounds to watch and wait the soviets navy return home.

      The Red October.
      On board the red october Ramus the transmission from the Pigeon and understands the plan.

      Norfolk Naval Medical Center.
      The Russian soldier has now woken up and his name is Andre Katystin from Leningrad and the name of the ship he was on was called the Politovskiy, Dr Tait are happy but the Russians not so much and it means that there could be another missing submarine.

      CIA HEADQUARTERS.
      They put a plan into action to get cardinal out of Russia.

      The Red October
      Over the submarine Ramius ” the efforts to repair engines have failed A batteries and nearly flat we are too far from Cuba for help and we can expect help from the Rodina, we do not have enough electrical power to evaporate are environmental control systems for more than a few hours we had no choice we must have banned in the ship…” ” we have lost comrades we have made the signals to Moscow to tell and to the American ships we then we’ll dive 200 m and we have we will take no chance and they will cease our ship I take full responsibility for this disgrace, read the fault is mine alone.”

      The Pigeon
      The signal has been received and the driver of the Pigeon takes Ryan and Williams down to the mystic.

      The Mystic
      The mystic is winched into the water by the Pigeon and slowly beneath the depths of the ocean carrying both Ryan and William’s it makes its way to the Red October and then careful attaches itself to the Octobers hull, Ryan and pick up a wrench and knocks on the hull.

      The Red October
      Ramius opens that hatch and Ryan introduces himself he then tells them there is a major radiation leak in the reactor system Ryan believes him and together they begin the evacuation, Under The Captain’s orders Dr Petrov is to take the first group to be evacuated of 25 men at a time,

      The Scamp
      Is halted two miles away from the Ethan Allen as both submarines exchange messages the scan sonar man noticed the passage of the three submarines an hour earlier the pogy the Dallas now between the Red October and two American subs.

      The Red October
      When the third group of Crewman I cook at the end of the line breaks away explaining he wants to retrieve his cassette tape machine something has been saving monster no one notices when he doesn’t return not even ramius.

      The pigeon
      On the pitch in the Soviet crewed I take it to the curse of the American soldiers observe the Russian counterparts closely Without A Word being said the Russian pine table set with Amy love coffee bacon and eggs with a junior officer acting as interpreter they ask for and get plenty of additional bacon.

      The Red October
      When the last group of crew have left the red october ramius turns to Jack Ryan and asks for asylum, he then goes on to explain that he’s told his crew that he would scuttle the ship and Ryan then explains a missile submarine will explode two miles from here to persuade his crew that this is what indeed has happened.
      The offices above the red october will be able to pilot to safe Harbour with the Jack Ryan help they will be able to steer the ship but Jack has to explain once again to ramius the teachers CIA officer and not navy man.
      In fact Ramius has read parts of Jack’s books.

      The Avalon
      The crew of the Avalon finished planting the bombs.

      The Red October
      Ordering both sets of men in English and Russian ramius gets the crew to take to their posts and asked Ryan when are they going to leave the area, Ryan says whenever you’re ready.Williams and Kamarov work together on securing the hatches and missile silo.
      Then Jack Ryan his something something that shouldn’t be but ramius dismisses him thinking it’s the first time he heard of the Caterpillar drive, he then takes out Pistols pop goes to investigate but does not want any doors about his vessel. Williams and Kamarov are now missing, still extremely upset Ryan has a gun ramius gives him permission to go and investigate they find on the floor Kamarov.
      Rammus and Ryan take opposite ends but the missile room. There the cook with his own gun trying to keep of Ramius and Ryan away from the missiles which tense to use blow ship up, the Cook and Ryan exchange a few shots each trying to convince the other that they are right. In the end ramius puts himself in harms way getting shot twice and the Cook killed outright. it is then decided the red october will release remains of armaments into the water.

      The Dallas
      The crew hear the missiles being released.

      The Red October.
      The missiles you’re not float to the surface in fact they fall on to the sea bed and I crushed by the weight of the sea

      The Ethan Allen
      The four bombs with the equivalent of 25 tons of TNT evenly distributed throughout the whole the hull the squids fired almost simultaneously and results with catastrophic Ethan Allen Strong Steel full burst like it was a balloon he only item not totally destroyed was the ships reactor which health 3 of the shredded wreckage and drop rapidly to the Ocean Floor.

      The Dallas
      Jonesy hears the explosion and curses out loud, The captain of the boat tells the whole what they heard was nothing to worry about.

      The White House.
      The president is now getting nervous and hopes that the sacrifices of the men he has sent to die though in fact mean something and the rest of the Russian military will believe what has happened to the Red October.

      What I Think – The book has become somewhat a rush to the finish with most of the action taking place in this last chapter bouncing from the Red October, to the Ethan Allen, the white house and The Dallas, and everywhere else in between how we have a few more chapters rent the book is almost over I have absolutely no idea but we do so we have to see how it all plays out. It nice touch that even when someone boards his own vessel ramius is able to maintain superiority over not only what remains of these offices but Ryan and his tiny party.

      So that’s you lot for this week, and as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.

      All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – Book – The Thirteenth Day.

      The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy book The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

      Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision.

      The Red October is heading west.
      The Americans want her.
      The Russians want her back
      And the most incersdible chase in history is on…

      Recap the Twelfth day -The Dallas fans out the red october is in fact that Marina bin tracking for last 24 hours thanks to John zee and his computer technology then decide to switch off all engines and float for the red october will not pick them up. In Moscow the minister of Defence and his chief of staff talk about the spy they have a board the Red October and believe he will be able to stop ramius in his tracks and return the red october home to Mother Russia. As the red october move out of the patrol zone, the Dallas has to ask permission follow it and almost 24 hours later the Dallas has its permission from the men at the Pentagon and now the invisible carry Jack Ryan has started trying to transmit to the Dallas.

      THE THIRTEENTH DAY WEDNESDAY, 15 DECEMBER pages 293 to 319

      The Dallas
      On the Dallas they monitor the red october making more crazy Ivan moves and this time they have been found out and they know the red october has seen them

      The Red October
      Yes the red october has seen them and works out they’ve been trailing them for the last two hours.

      The Dallas
      As the Dallas is now running silent Mancuso gives the order to actively search sonar things for the red october giving a target range.

      The Red October
      Everybody on the red october knows there is no hope now

      The Dallas
      Suddenly on the surface Jonesy hears there is very huge contact above them.

      The Invincible.
      The Invincible signals to the Bristol and Fife to stay with them, And the sends two helicopters to hover over the surface at fifty feet.

      The Dallas.
      Jones is able to hear the helicopters and work out the location of the The Invincible

      The Invincible
      Finds two submarines and the Admiral picks up his binoculars and starts to look around.

      The Red October
      Ramius has run the Red October into task force both British and American, he needs to see want up against so he gives the order to bring the ship to periscope depth.

      The Invincible
      Jack and the Admiral hold there breath as one of the helicopters report back that the Red October is heading up slowly.

      The Red October
      Borodin is slowly helping pump water as the Red October heads directly towards the invincible.

      The Invincible
      The Admiral calls a guy Hunter to comm to ask how well his morse code is as Jack stands there still feeling very sick.

      The Dallas
      Jones hears the sounds of the hull popping as the Red October heads up. Mannion thinks it’s dumb move but keeps that to himself Mancuco gives order to follow.

      The Invincible
      Admiral white now has everything trained on the depth and position for the red october they all have agreed that the best method of Passing a message would be used a blinker light, only someone placed in the Direct Line of Sight would be able to read the signal until moved the light holding the sheet of paper, Ryan had given him and the Yeoman begins to signal

      The Red October
      30 metres from the surface Captain ramius or is the periscope to be raised he looks out and see the three imperialist ships HMS Invincible and two Scouts.

      The Invincible
      And the Invincible they noticed the periscope and within seconds the caption is now controlling the light.

      The Red October
      At first Ramirez does not see this signal checking the Horizon from our ships and aircrafts when he’s finally made a circuit the second time he sees the flashing light quickly interpret signal Red October Red October if you can read this please pingos one time on active sonar the message keeps repeating and Orders Borodin to signal on active sonar.

      The Invincible
      With the ping received the invisible captain begins to send his message Red October Red October your fleet is chasing after you your path is blocked by numerous vessels in numerous is tax summary there waiting to attack you repeat proceed to rendezvous point 33 North 75 West we have ships there waiting for you repeat repeat Ping once again if you understand this message

      The Red October
      Ramius asks once again for the distance to target and borodin in replies 2000m, ramius doesn’t know why they know how long they have been training them he has to decide he asks once again for them to ping the target.

      The Invincible
      The Admiral the captain and Jack are very pleased and how it’s done Jack for the moment against he has sickness and disappears off to arrange things.

      The Dallas
      On the Dallas Mancuso shakes his head after reading the message that the English have sent for the red october Mannion brings the Dallas back into pursuit Of The Red October and still Mancuso has no idea what is going on.

      The Invincible
      In the radio room Ryan send an encrypted message to the CIA

      The White House
      The president is happy with the process of the mission so far but those things can go wrong.

      The Invincible
      Jack finishes sending his message as Admiral Wight walks into the room Jack has no idea what the next past the plan is but the Admiral says they have to move back to impose themselves between the Red October and the Soviet Fleet.

      The Avalon
      The Avalon is it DSV are creeping forward a long one of these houses port side, and from what the lieutenant can see something went wrong with her reactor burnt right through one of her sides. The job of the Avalon was to search and rescue and try to find out if anyone was still alive. But they receive a message to proceed at the best speed to 33 North 75 West the message didn’t say why they.

      CIA HEADQUARTERS
      The spy cardinal is still with the CIA and Ritter quite happy about that but the Admiral what’s cardinal to come out of Russia. But only that be ther now a senator wants to know what is really going on as he doesn’t by the cover story about the rescue mission and thinks we know something different.

      Washington D.C.
      Ritter heads to Senator Donaldson office were he’s kept waiting. After Ritter tells the Senator that the information he has comes from the President himself and if the Senator tells anyone things will be very bad. He tells him that the Russians have at least one submarine unaccounted for and someone we think it’s playing a trick on the operations director at the Soviet Northfleet, and about forged letters. The objective is to raise hell in the Soviet Union military channels and embarrass Moscow so the British and the French and the israelis have decided to come together try and stop them. There is also a man called Henderson who seems to be aware of the meeting going on between Ritter and the Senator, he walked out of the building after the meeting and it’s followed by special agent Hazel Lommis

      The Pentagon
      Admiral Davenport walks into a room full CIA intelligence officers and asks for volunteers none of the men leave and as he hands out of Manila envelope with the audience in he says they will have a chance to look inside a Soviet missile submarine.

      33N 75W
      On the Ethan Allen the chief quartermaster is becoming bored with waiting he wishes they had brought a proper cook with them. and giving him the job, as he talks to a second crew member he is asked what their mission is and he has no idea himself.

      The New Jersey
      Commander Eaton was perplexed, his battle group was holding twenty miles south of the Russians after the Mark battle with soviets Eaton is glad there is nothing more to be gained from harassment and anyway if it has to be his Battle group good switch from peace to war in about 2 minutes.

      The Watergate Apartments
      Hazel Loomis knocks on Hendersons door and asks to use his phone, he let’s her use it then try’s to pick her. With tour of his apartment, what halfway through there is a knock at his door and she arrested on suspicion of espionage and then lets in three gentlemen from the CIA rip the apartment apart.

      The Red October
      Discipline on the red october is being maintained as daily life continues but down in the engine room there is an alarm, there another malfunction, there has been a minor malfunction in the reactor system alarm everybody heard was not a major radiation late but rather a fault in the reactor rod control system. So ramius orders the submarine to go to snorkeling depth and to standby to activate the diesel.

      The Dallas
      With the Dallas still trailing behind the Red October, Jonesy worked out that they must have some kind of exotic fuel and not simply electrical to be able to drop and raise in such a short time there is then a whole cracking sound as if the red october is now once again heading up towards the surface.

      The Red October
      App snorkeling death ramius look around and see they have left the American escorts far behind them he then ordered them to open the main valves and vent the engine space and start diesel. The engine continues to crack throughout the whole and the men wait for the rumble of the engine to begin and catch after another try the engine does not kick in. ramius then finds his crew members that has feelings with diesel engines and hope they will be able to find out what is wrong with it.

      What I Think – this chapter has a lot of good points with the back and forth of the Dallas and the red october being split into sections so you can find out their reactions without reading three or four pages, of not storyline. But the problem I have is all the new stuff with the Senator and the Spy at the Watergate it seems somehow added in just for effect no if they’re gone to the hospital with a Russian spy was and Mr Clancy had written how they intend to get him out of Russia that may have been something but to bring in two characters one who is a bumbling senator and is told a complete pack of lies and a spy, Who suddenly appears and is caught by a most honey trap that just becomes more filler. 

      There are four Chapters left in the book and I’m trying to find out exactly what time will be executed by the end of the story with both the Admirals and captions of several shapes not knowing what’s going on and it only person that seems to have any idea stuck in the bowels of the CIA headquarters playing with a computer.

      As always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the next chapter.