THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH “The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable. Charles Cumming: Forty years on, few books have changed the literary landscape like Frederick Forsyth’s political thriller. Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal allows the reader to cover both options in one. It has also acquired a rare sheen of international.

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His debut had a documentary sense of realism that all but convinced the public they were reading a work of non-fiction.

His whole persona is one of ice which would have been great if contrasted by more emotionally colorful characters in the novel. While this was written decades ago, the writing, content and story does not feel dated. These two missing components prevented me from getting warm and toasty with the story even with the undeniable quality of the plot.

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Show 25 25 50 All. Literally everyone from the French president to the toughs that protect yhe insurgent headquarters has a story. Raj rated it it was amazing Oct 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


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One of the smartest fiction books I’ve ever read; brilliant plotting and intricate details that come together at the end. See all customer images.

The Novels: The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Dogs of War

Sign In Register Help Cart. It’s very suspenseful and, more importantly, the whole thing was very realistic and highly plausible.

Topics Books Books blog. It then goes into a lot of background about the dissident group called the O. Customers who bought this item also bought. The story is well written and unfolds nicely from a number of perspectives split throughout the novel.

The Day of the Jackal

I completely loved it. The novel took Forsyth just 35 days to write. This is a novel worth reading every word. So while all this translates nicely onto the silver screen it does not lend itself to compelling reading.

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The Dogs of War followed a few years later. The above is all historical fact and provides a terrific lead in for Forsyth to seamlessly transition into the fictional story. Forsyth had befriended several of the president’s bodyguards; he had even reported from the scene of a failed assassination attempt — an account of this real-life incident opens the novel.


Sign up to receive offers and updates: The jackal was well rounded and a superbly efficient professional only to be matched by an equally efficient professional police office in Claude Lebel. When Negative Reviews Increase Sales”. The result is a completely believable and engaging story.

Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. Read more Read less. I would never quibble with the committee’s choice on this one. Two small closed tears with rubbing at the upper flap folds.

Argoud’s deputy, Lt-Col Marc Rodin, carefully examines their few remaining options and establishes that the only way to succeed in killing de Gaulle is to hire a professional assassin from outside the organisation, someone completely unknown to both the French authorities and the OAS itself.