Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Alistair Maclean
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Author
    (April 28, 1922-February 2, 1987)
    Born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Scottish author, famous for his electrifying adventure novels like 'The Guns of Navarone,' 'Ice Station Zebra' and 'Where Eagles Dare'
    Published 28 novels, a collection of short stories and biographies of Lawrence of Arabia and explorer James Cook
    Graduate of the University of Glasgow
    He was an alcoholic.
    Late in life, he claimed to have been captured and tortured by the Japanese during WWII.
    He used many of the same stock and stereotypical characters in his books (i.e., the gritty indestructible hero and the smarmy villain with a hulking henchman).
    His later works were decidedly uninspired.
    He sometimes used pseudonyms including (for a Scotsman) the very unimaginative Ian Stuart.
    His popularity has dropped dramatically since his heyday and none of his books are in print in the United States as of 2006.
    His major works are considered classics in the action genre.
    He kept sex/romance and gadgets to a minimum, considering them distractions from the action.
    He served in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific with the Royal Navy during WWII.
    English was his second language after his native Gaelic.
    Several highly successful movies were made from his books.
    He received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Glasgow ,from which had originally graduated in 1953.

Credit: tom_jeffords


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 54 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 147 Votes: 48.30% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 118 Votes: 49.15% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 55 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News