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Eagle in the Sky. Yes there are flashbacks but still The book begins with the historical, failed attempt on de Gaulle’s life planned by Col.

Quotes from The Day of the Ja Book is straight and tight. 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 iackal and neutralise the terrorists’ chief of operations, Antoine Yhe.

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And I guess, ajckal could even pass as historical fiction now since Forsyth gives a great overview of the political tension between France and Algeria in the s and the presidency of Charles de Gaulle.

Trace of foxing at top edge. The setting of the plot has been changed and the timing moved up from the s to the s, but they do actually use plot devices from the Frederick Forsyth book.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to fredsrick that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. When doing a Book Pal read, I decided to pick up a book that is in my Top 10 and to break my rule about never reading a book twice.

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Pages bright and clean with some minor age-toning. Though he’s been copied quite a bit since, every hour and day leading up to the assassination are clearly delineated, adding a “ticking clock” sense of anticipation for the whole thing. Book is a bit rolled at spine. The Jackal ,however, is a very smart jackall who is careful ,meticulous, motivated and lucky. I completely loved it. Fine in dust jacket. There were new characters that kept making entr The day of the jackal was over, and I was glad of that.


There is a previous owner name on the front endpaper, and the cover extremities are lightly worn. Oct 25, Said AlMaskery rated it it was amazing Shelves: Actually ,in fairness to the older generation, many novelists were doing that back in as well, but remember that Forsyth was a journalist.

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because this old thriller was related to a favored genre of mine – the historical fiction – didn’t mean I would like outdated thrillers with no idea that hasn’t been milked by movies of various characteristics.

Sep 09, Naddy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even the second time around, I was thd by the excellent story and the author’s ability to created suspense even when you know the eventual outcome. Within thirty minutes it had become Friday, August Mistakes are made, people stumble and sometimes things move with an agonizing slowness.

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

His expertise on guns, disguising the identity, choosing the liberation day to kill the president, Role of Claude Lebel, how to track Jackal when there was not even enough technology compared to the present, i m awestruck, not uackal the content, this book is written with such brevity, u won’t even feel like anything has been added to increase the length of the book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. You’ll notice that one of them fotsyth labeled “seventies-classics”.

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The Jackal is one of my favourite characters in literature. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The title should be at least 4 characters long.


View all 8 comments. This means that one starts the novel knowing that the plot is a failure, but it still pulls one into the story. The Day of the Jackal is a novel of the spy fiction genre, praised for its convincing portrayal of France inand its carefully thought-out plot. I would never quibble with the committee’s choice on this one.

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Open Preview See a Problem? It’s the equivalent of a classic car lover leaving a Jaguar XK-E Roadster in the garage and not driving it around the neighborhood on summer weekends It was later made into a film of the same name.

This was the quintessential thriller during my teens, where we keep on rooting for the villain while praying at the same time that he doesn’t succeed. And yet, corsyth is one of the best frederck I’ve read of page-turning, heart-stopping, breath-holding suspense writing.

An excellent example of how to create tension when you know the outcome DeGaulle was not assassinated! As is, I had to slog through so much background and jargon and irrelevant bits that when I finally got to something interesting, I was ecstatic. Well here I am with my concluding paragraph. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Item s unavailable for purchase. The book starts with a bit of a history lesson that I found a bit dry.

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