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The plot itself is not a complicated one.

A former journalist Forsyth brought his skills to a novel, but he treated it like it was a research rorsyth for a monthly news journal or a series in the Forsyhh Times. Forsyth clearly belongs among the top ranks of the great thriller writers. Phones with dialling discs! The uses up a significant number of pages to outline the history leading to the attempt and the tension and power struggle between the President and fredfrick OAS who were determined to oust De Gaulle and keep Algeria French.

Book is straight and tight. With a meticulous personality and obsession for planning to the last minute detail, ‘The Jackal’ will be one of the most intriguing and enigmatic characters ever created in the thriller genre.

The result is that documentary “Cinema Verite ” that I mentioned earlier.

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The story follows two major storylines. One highlight of the film is when the actor Jack Black, who I harbor some kind of odd animosity towards, frededick killed rather spectacularly.

The French police working with other countries’ security forces to track one man seems unreal. It was just a Friday night entertainment. Thanks to Forsyth for being very astute in the realm of international intrigue, will keep u hooked till the last page.

Richard Gere and Sidney Poitier are playing the characters trying to find him. Some creasing of the flaps. Trivia About The Day of the Ja Forsyth spends a lot da ink describing some pretty mundane activities that could easily have been slimmed down or cut completely.


It’s free and yours to keep. They know how to kill and have killed, but to assassinate a public figure like de Gaulle requires something more jjackal just someone motivated to kill him. View all 3 comments. 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because this old thriller was related to a favored genre of mine – the historical fiction – didn’t mean I would like outdated thrillers with no idea that hasn’t been milked by movies of various characteristics.

In the French government,and all of it’s military and police branches, did not have computers, cell phones, satellite surveillance, DNA, thermal scanners, unmanned aerial drones or any of the other tools that are now used in the never-ending struggle against terrorists.

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The character of the French Detective is a small, unassuming and henpecked man but his looks belie his sharp intellect and tenacity. The jackal was well ro 7. As a result I moved on to Tom Clancy’s more muscular works and the twentieth century rolled into the twenty-first.

The only brilliant idea in the story was that the info that set the ball rolling was an error of identification. To ask other readers questions about The Day of the Jackalplease sign up.

While the actual details of the Jackal’s true identity and his planning are not well known, the author does an amazing job of taking the facts and filling in the blanks with some educated guesses.

Each story is told in such a way as to build the plot and theme. Essentially his characters are cardboard cutouts with out the psychological depth that readers have come to expect in fere I was rooting for him as well as for Lebel, the policeman chasing him. To those that gave this 4 or 5 stars …I completely get it…I really do.


The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Find Rare Books Book Value. I read The Odessa File when I was ten years old. The Viking Press, Now dad provided the “men’s action novel” section of my parent’s library. She encouraged my love of history and started my modest collection of historical works – many of which I still own.

View all 22 comments. These two missing components prevented me from getting warm and toasty with the story even with the undeniable quality of the plot. I had seen Fred Zinnemann’s movie of coursebut never read the novel. Ftederick men protecting de Gaulle have a difficult job.

And finally, beneath all its action, drama and chases, it actually boils down to which of them is more disciplined about his work. The French secret service, particularly its covert operations directorate the “Action Service”is remarkably effective in infiltrating the terrorist organisation with their own informants, allowing them to kidnap and neutralise the terrorists’ chief of operations, Antoine Argoud.

Click here to view or download the book. What a book ,Loved it thoroughly. An oversight that I knew I would have to correct. The Day of the Jackal. Also there was the fact that we know that The Jackal wasn’t going to succeed.

Hitting the head, such a bulle would not emerge, but would demolish everything inside the cranium, forcing the bone-shell to fragment. Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance. What makes Biblio different? Classic in the field of espionage. It then goes into a lot of background vorsyth the dissident group called the O. He left the BBC in after controversy arose over his alleged bias towards the Biafran cause and accusations that he falsified segments of his reports.