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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After exhaustively researching a series of books and articles by, and about, de Gaulle, the Jackal travels to Paris to reconnoitre the most favourable spot and jackao best possible day for the assassination.

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The fourth part of the book is the climax where we have freedrick Jackal closing in on his target and the Frenchies closing in on the Jackal. I try not to get excited about movies straying from the source material. It is extremely well constructed story and if I had not already seen the movie I might have bumped it up a star.

Pages with related products. The jacket is complete but somewhat edge worn, generally rubbed, and the jacket was misapplied to the book so the original folds show about a half inch toward the front panel after realignment. This is one of the great classics in the suspense novel genre, and with good reason. Near Fine with no dust jacket.

Just because this old thriller was related to a favored genre of mine – the historical fiction – didn’t mean I would like outdated thrillers with no idea that hasn’t jackap milked by movies of various characteristics. New York, New York, U. Fiction Charles de Gaulle Frederick Forsyth comment. I have not seen it, but the reviews of that movie are very good. Author’s first novel, an award winner.


The author does very well in setting up the context in the first half and drives the reader to fast-paced action that follows.

The Day of the Jackal: Book Review

Pages bright and clean with some minor age-toning. The first four publishers Forsyth sent the manuscript turned it down. Edgar award winner ‘The Day of the Jackal’ is well-paced, originally plotted and filled with amazing research.

However since I am a book cruncher, I absorbed it and thought of continue the read At the other end of the spectrum, there was another type of sitting duck of the species known as Dead Meat. Forsyth delivers the goods. The top OAS leaders hire a foreign assassin to plan his own attack and assassination of the president. View all 22 comments.

So, even tho the details of the story are dated, ferderick is still a chilling thrill of a read. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, black and white jafkal endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, gilt edges. Forsyth clearly belongs among the top ranks of the great thriller writers.

He was a good fit for this book making the audio a good option for this book.

Because Rodin and his men are in the jacka under heavy jakcal, they cannot be caught and interrogated about the assassin. The rumour states that a hired assassin stopped Trujillo’s car with a rifle shot, allowing a gang of partisans to finish him off. There is little back story for the character but this results in an incredibly mysterious and dangerous character. The story follows two major storylines. Engaged by the OAS and given complete operational control over the assignment, the rest of this section of the book details….

It was later made into a film of the same name. Phones with dialling discs! While the first chapter or two thee dry, it provide the read with an excellent synopsis of the Algerian war, De Gaulle’s rise, fall and second ascent to the presidency.


Full Th Apparently the real life “Carlos the Jackal” was given his nickname because this book was spotted on him. Any fan of Thrillers need to read this excellent novel. Friday, March 21, Overall, I thought this was a decent read, but wasn’t quite as exciting as I had expected. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Simon Prebble is a great narrator. They also decide to call him a code name, ” The Jackal.

A book for the beach: The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Using the third-person omniscient form, Forsyth takes us into the minds and actions of the plotters, the police, and the Jackal himself. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Day of the Jackal was also remade inbut The Jackal is such a travesty that freverick barely deserves mentioning. Price clipped dust jacket has a tiny tear at the top edge of the front cover near the spine and a faint wrinkle at the head of the spine, and is fredericj age-toned.

As the two men looked towards each other unknowingly above the waters of the Seine, the varied chimes of the churches of Paris ushered in August To his surprise, Thomas is summoned in person by the Prime Minister unnamed, but most probably intended to represent Harold Macmillanwho informs him that word of his inquiries has reached higher freeerick in the British government.

He infiltrates the flats overlooking the area where De Gaulle is due to hand out medals.

Enter… Bruce Willis the Englishman …a nameless, mysterious, high-priced assassin considered the best in the world.