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Coupling this with the Jackal’s story vaults this book into my top I can see why Mr. Rrederick 6 failed attempts at assassination, the OAS hatches its best plan to date.

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Wasn’t so long after that Forsyth did it all again to our utter, utter amazement. Aug 15, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Unlike most novelists at the time, Forsyth used the research techniques of investigative journalism to give it an increased reality. Exams corner provides you notes and sample question papers to help you perform better in your exams. Once i got into the thrilling part of the novel, i just couldnt stop reading. You submitted the following rating and review.

There is little back story for the character but this results in an incredibly mysterious and dangerous character. Haven’t found a book which can be at par with The Day of the Jackal.

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A highly recommended book! Jul 15, Varun rated it really liked it. Book Club Associates, See all 8 questions about The Day of the Jackal…. From this point Forsyth builds the suspense and excitement to such a high level of enjoyment by taking the reader through small thrilling ventures where the assassin scrupulously plans each step of his mission finally leading to an explosive climax.


Not being idealistic, he is not likely to have second thoughts at the last minute about who else might get hurt in the explosion or whatever method, and being a professional he has calculated the risks to the last contingency. The problem is Forsyth doesn’t do a great job of populating the plot with compelling characters or writing in a way very engaging way.

And the ending was as satisfying as I could have wished. Using these real facts from history Forsyth creates a fictional assassination plot against Charles de Gaulle, where the OAS frustrated with their repeated attempts of failure, hires a British contract killer – only known as ‘The Jackal’ – to kill De Gaulle.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Shardangood This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [I was rooting for the Jackal, but I knew he couldn’t get away. Not only does the reasonably well-informed reader know that, historically, de Gaull Re-reading The Day of the JackalFrederick Forsyth’s Edgar winner for Best Novel, was perhaps even more satisfying than reading it for the first time can it really have been 36 years ago?

So, in a most important sense, we know from the outset how the book ends. Very lightly toned to the top page block, else a nice clean copy. And yet, it is one of the best examples I’ve read of page-turning, heart-stopping, breath-holding suspense writing.

Day of the Caesars Eagles of the Empire Journalists don’t spend much time writing about the psychology of a politician usually. Forsyth is an excellent researcher and excels at establishing a very realistic and detailed setting in which his characters move through. Literally everyone from the French president to the toughs that protect the insurgent headquarters has a story.

It reads like a reconstruction of historical fact, and, that said, could have used a little more fiction-writing technique in places to add vividness. After all he is well aware that there are people who want to kill him all the time.

The Jackal is one of my jaackal characters in literature. Now dad provided the “men’s action novel” section of my parent’s library. The plot itself is not a complicated one. It is extremely well constructed story and if I had not already seen the movie I might have bumped it up a star.


It is a forty-five year old novel so the technology and some of the techniques are dated. It opens with an actual historic event, an attempted assassination on French President Charles de Gaulle. Near Fine jackak no dust jacket Edition: This was a re-read for me, and I am glad I re-read this one.

The Day of the Jackal

However, for me, my lack of investment in the narrative continued to plague me and so the amount of tension of which there should have been plenty was running on empty. All the men were in shirt sleeves, rolled up high and damp with sweat. Near Fine with no dust jacket. Quarter bound in publisher’s gray cloth over red boards, shiny red foil design on front cover, red foil lettering on spine, red endpapers and topstain, fore-edge deckle. I had fogsyth lot of difficulties coping up with what was happening around me in real life.

Trivia About The Day of the Ja The Jackal will use anyone and anything to win this game he has started. Freserick jacket shows edge wear and toning.

There is a leak in the inner circle of those that are assigned to find The Jackal. The forstth brilliant idea in the story was that the info that set the ball rolling was an error of identification.

This was dxy too much page space given to one day. While he had been talking it had quietly become August To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Phantom of Manhattan. To those that gave this 4 or 5 stars …I completely get it…I really do.