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Ray excellent example of how to create tension when you know jakcal outcome DeGaulle was not assassinated! There were new characters that kept making entry until the last pages. He is buried in an unmarked grave, anonymous forever. Morgan rated it really liked it Dec 15, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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 Then we’d have sequels in which to learn more about this amazingly crafted character.

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

What to write that hasn’t already been written? There are a few changes: Day of The Jackal, The – February If you like thrillers this is certainly a touchstone of the genre and it does explore a fascinating part of French history which I enjoyed reading about.

The Day of the Jackal is a captivating battle between two meticulous professionals, two experts of their trades on either side of the law. He is skilled with handguns and a marksman with a rifle. Haven’t found a book which can be at par with The Day of the Jackal.

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So Tje actually saw the movie and the other movie well before reading this book. It was later made into a film of the same name.

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It kept me in thhe and excitement because I did not know the Jackal’s next move or how clever he could be to alter his plans when necessary. Show 25 25 50 All. Despite the significant amount of superior that Forsyth brought to this story, my 3 star rating reflects my lack of engagement in the story resulting largely from what I found to be a lack of well-drawn characters and a dearth of emotion in the narrative.


Thomas settled back in the armchair to try and get some sleep. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Grederick regarded as a classic, it is often mentioned in lists of the top ten spy novels of all time. The story is about a fictional assassination attempt on Charles de Gaulle. Paperbackpages. To begin with please look at my bookshelves. Well here I am with my concluding paragraph.

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

Bush during his visit to the Republic of Georgiafredericl an obsessive reader of the novel and kept an annotated version of it during his planning for the assassination.

On the 24th, the Minister summons Lebel yet again and tells him that the Jackal still cannot be found.

So the plot is great and really lent itself to a movie. Abhilash Nandi rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Unlike most novelists at the time, Forsyth used the research techniques of investigative journalism to give it an increased reality.

She encouraged my love of history and started my modest collection of historical works – many of which I still own. So when it is a small nation of Africa with abominable status in every way one could think of, as of the time line of the story, that is, when most of Asia and Africa is either independent or looking forward to it or struggling towards it, certainly a businessman who has accidentally come across information about tremendously rich mineral deposits of the said small African nation is not going to stop short of murder and coup and take over of the nation in name of a civil war in that nation which in reality is mercenaries sent by him so he could put up a dummy of his choice.

The reader does not miss a single step in the Jackal’s planning. Despite the enmity felt by much of the government against France in general and de Gaulle in particular, the Prime Minister informs Thomas that de Gaulle is his friend, and that the assassin must be identified and stopped, with a limitless amount of resources, manpower or expenses at Thomas’ disposal.


Back in I went to see a movie called The Jackal. In a number of special “40th Anniversary” editions of The Day of the Jackal were released in the UK, US, and elsewhere to commemorate the four decades of continuous success of the book, the first of 18 more Forsyth novels and collections of his short stories published since the release of his seminal debut thriller. That threw this reader completely. Complicity and convenience of US authorities who needed to spy on the newly ex-allies, the Russians, and therefore allowed the Germans to do what suited them in exchange for the spying.

Secondly, the story follows the French Detective who is tasked with the unenviable job of finding a killer with no evidence and clues. The Jackal was paid by a Zionist millionaire in New York, who considered his money “well spent”. Meals were easily passed just to complete a chapter, rides using the tram were just too short since they didnt allow to complete a section I’m going to opt with the simple approach.

In short, Forsyth in his cool, detached style sets up the illusion of reality, that the reader is learning about a real killer, a real plot and a real manhunt. Thomas makes an informal inquiry with a friend of his on the SIS’s staff, who mentions hearing a rumour from an officer stationed in the Dominican Republic at the time of President Trujillo ‘s assassination. A highly recommended book! Despite his concern over the “security slackness of the OAS”, he finds the job too tempting to turn down.

Of course killing De Gaulle is a tough task as he was likely the most heavily guarded person in the world owing to the many assassination attempts on him seriously, the guy seems like a giant ass, but was also quite fascinating and made the brave decision to withdraw France from Algeria. There is little back story for the character but this results in an incredibly mysterious and dangerous character.

The day of the jackal was over, and I was glad of that.