The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal Librarian note alternate cover edition of The Jackal A tall blond Englishman with opaque gray eyes A killer at the top of his profession A man unknown to any secret service in the worl

  • Title: The Day of the Jackal
  • Author: Frederick Forsyth
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Librarian note alternate cover edition of 9780553266306.The Jackal A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes A killer at the top of his profession A man unknown to any secret service in the world An assassin with a contract to kill the world s most heavily guarded man.One man with a rifle who can change the course of history One man whose mission is so secretivLibrarian note alternate cover edition of 9780553266306.The Jackal A tall, blond Englishman with opaque, gray eyes A killer at the top of his profession A man unknown to any secret service in the world An assassin with a contract to kill the world s most heavily guarded man.One man with a rifle who can change the course of history One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that can stop the Jackal.

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    1. ”A professional does not act out of fervour and is therefore more calm and less likely to make elementary errors. 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. So his chances of success on schedule are surer than anyone else’s, but he will not even enter into operation until he has devised a plan that will enable [...]

    2. To those that gave this 4 or 5 stars…I completely get it…I really do. I found much impressiveness in this classic spy story, despite the 3 star ceiling I ended up placing on it. Technically proficient and drenched in details, this is as authentic an anatomy of an assassination attempt I have ever seen. Forsyth’s “Jackal-like” control over the narrative was singular and I can certainly understand this being considered a classic among the spy-thriller genre.Despite the significant amount [...]

    3. The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth تاریخ نخستین خوانش: شانزدهم ژوئیه سال 1986 میلادیعنوان: روز شغال؛ نویسنده: فردریک فورسایت؛ مترجم: سورنا مهرداد؛ تهران، خامه؛ 1363؛ در 507 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، درسا، 1363؛ واژه نامه دارد؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 20 معنوان: روز شغال؛ نویسنده: فردریک [...]

    4. Still Amazing the Second Time Around - 5 Stars In the past 16 years, with the exception of the Bible, I have never read a book twice. I enjoy the unknown and the mystery of the unravelling. 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. What an excellent decision. Even the second time around, I was amazed by the excellent story and the author's ability to created suspense even when you know the eventual outcome. [...]

    5. ‎دوستانِ گرانقدر، این کتاب از 21 فصل و 507 صفحه تشکیل شده است و از آن دسته از داستانهای هیجانی و جنایی میباشد و موضوع آن در رابطه با ترورِ <شارل دوگول> رئیس جمهور نامدار فرانسه میباشد‎داستان از سالِ 1962 و اعدامِ یکی از مخالفینی که قصد ترورِ رئیس جمهور فرانسه <شارل دوگول> را [...]

    6. Re-reading The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth's 1972 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?) I would never quibble with the committee's choice on this one.As most people probably know, the book deals with a plot to assassinate Charles de Gaulle, President of France, by a group opposed to his policies on Algeria. Not only does the reasonably well-informed reader know that, historically, de Gaull [...]

    7. This book is one of the best books in its genre. Haven't found a book which can be at par with The Day of the Jackal.

    8. One of the things that I like about is that it's more than just a bunch of book reviews. It's a location where book-lovers can exchange stories, discuss books, buy and sell books and simply go on and on about their favorite (and not so favorite) books. So please indulge me as I provide a longish backstory before actually getting into my review because that is part of the fun. To begin with please look at my bookshelves. You'll notice that one of them is labeled "seventies-classics". I was a chi [...]

    9. This swept through our lives like a simulacrum of the fire of London. Everyone was reading and loving this story that took just over a week to write.It was the first time there was a generic book buzz in my life and I became hooked on that buzz :Right.There:And:Then: Wasn't so long after that Forsyth did it all again to our utter, utter amazement. A moment in time and book-love was created.30.08.2015: Frederick Forsyth reveals MI6 spying past

    10. Usually i don't re-read thrillers but 'The Day of the Jackal' & 'The Dogs of War' are two books from the genre that i have repeatedly read over the years. And each time they provide me with such an intense feeling of thrill and suspense.The plot takes place in the turbulent France of the early 60s which was bracing itself for a civil war. The steps taken by the French government from 1961 to consider and form a referendum on self-determination concerning Algeria and later the Evian Agreement [...]

    11. I was walking around a library in Malesya when I found a shelf selling "classic" books. I wondered what does the Jackal mean ? Why is this book sold on a shelf that is presented infront of the entrance ?I took the book without knowing any history about it, never heard of the author & never thought I was entering a new world of thrillers!Since my native language is Arabic not english, I had difficulties understanding the first chapetr, especially with the small letters used in the edition I b [...]

    12. This is, without question, the best thriller I have ever read. Forsyth builds the narrative slowly and expertly, then crescendos to a satisfying finale. There are so many things to like about this book, it's hard to know where to begin. First of all, the premise is extraordinary, yet extremely realistic. A group of disaffected former military officers fail repeatedly to kill the president of France, so they hire a professional. Everything from the descriptions of the characters, the offices they [...]

    13. So I actually saw the movie and the other movie well before reading this book. While the Bruce Willis version adapted the book to an American setting, the original was slavishly loyal to the book (and excellent to boot). In a way that is good and bad.On the one hand the plot of this book is very well constructed. It opens with an actual historic event, an attempted assassination on French President Charles de Gaulle. From there Forsyth weaves a fictional assassination plot to be carried out by a [...]

    14. I'm not too versed with spy/espionage novels but I expected something more interesting. The beginning was a sheer cliff of a learning curve. So, so many details, dates and people. I reread it 3 times before giving up and hoping that I'd catch on eventually. (I did catch on, I thinkere still may be one or two things that just never caught).This was entirely too much page space given to one day. Yes there are flashbacks but still cut about half and this would've really gripped me. As is, I had to [...]

    15. A terrific read, fast paced, tautly written and excellent characterisation. Remember reading this many years ago but thoroughly enjoyed it the second time around. Liked the premise of the story, the lone assassin taking on the might of the French Police, a real game of cat and mouse. Thought the differences between the two main characters, the unknown assassin and the French Detective Claude Label well nuanced of all I appreciated the "twist" at the end. Time and money well spent.

    16. Executive Summary: Slow at times, but with a great finish. I liked but didn't love this one.Audiobook: Simon Prebble is a great narrator. I liked him more in the last book I read by him, but he speaks clearly with good inflection and adds some voices into the mix. He was a good fit for this book making the audio a good option for this book.Full ReviewApparently the real life "Carlos the Jackal" was given his nickname because this book was spotted on him. I'm not sure if that's true, but I had th [...]

    17. I didn't realize how hooked I was on this book until I was actually dismayed at the thought of the Jackal being caught by the detective.The story is about a fictional assassination attempt on Charles de Gaulle. The OAS has a grudge against de Gaulle and after several failed assassination attempts they realize that they have a leak and they decide to hire a professional assassin. It's very suspenseful and, more importantly, the whole thing was very realistic and highly plausible. I completely lov [...]

    18. “It is cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad.”One of the best opening lines ever. This was a re-read for me, and I am glad I re-read this one. While the descriptions of the police work are now dated, this is still a great thriller. And I guess, it could even pass as historical fiction now since Forsyth gives a great overview of the political tension between France and Algeria in the 1960s and the pre [...]

    19. It doesn't matter to write one more review about this book when it has already received zillions of accolades but i couldn't stop myself to write a crisp review.ahhh What a book ,Loved it thoroughly. Can't find any book in this genre even close to it. Very nicely written. I picked this book with great expectations and Frederick Forsyth lived up to my expectation. Thanks to Forsyth for being very astute in the realm of international intrigue, will keep u hooked till the last page. If you are into [...]

    20. A tight and fantastic political/cat-and-mouse thriller. Edgar award winner 'The Day of the Jackal' is well-paced, originally plotted and filled with amazing research. Forsyth clearly belongs among the top ranks of the great thriller writers. He is often immitated (Clancy, Thor, McBain) but NEVER really replicated. Beyond the merits of the novel itself, the Day of the Jackal has also influenced actual assassins (Yigal Amir and Vladimir Arutinian), inspired the nickname for Ilich Ramírez Sánchez [...]

    21. My impression is that the book started off slow giving you so much detail about Algeria, OAS, and other secret services. This book is a true story; therefore, to me it starts to get good when the Jackal enters the novel. It kept me in suspense and excitement because I did not know the Jackal's next move or how clever he could be to alter his plans when necessary. The French police working with other countries' security forces to track one man seems unreal. But, the respect people of different ba [...]

    22. 'The Jackal' had Charles De Gaulle in his sight on Rue de Rennes. “Half a million dollars is the price,” says the blonde Englishman being hired to assassinate French President Charles De Gaulle. “Considering you expect to get France itself, you esteem your country very cheap,” he adds noting the shock at his fee. With the contract made, the story commences of how the Organisation Armée Secrète (OAS) hire ‘Charles Calcot’ - the first three letters of each name making CHA-CAL (jackal [...]

    23. 7.5/10An enjoyable thriller that takes you back in time to a land where detectives had to root out evil doers with old fashioned police work and when the bad guys could get a passport the next day by using a technique known to me from The Simpsons episode where Sideshow Bob became mayor. There isn’t much I can say about this one which probably hasn’t been said previously. The story is well written and unfolds nicely from a number of perspectives split throughout the novel. The jackal was wel [...]

    24. This is one of the great classics in the suspense novel genre, and with good reason. I was stunned by it. This book made me want to go to the library right away and check out every Forsyth novel they had.You know at the beginning that the assassination plot failed -- it says so -- but that doesn't stop you from clinging to the edge of your seat as your follow The Jackal and those who are chasing him. He's the consummate killer, using money, sex, drugs and whatever other tools are at his disposal [...]

    25. 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. "The Jackal" has become an iconic figure.

    26. Though it took a little time to pick up steam the writer's attention to details made this book an interesting read.I gave it four stars.

    27. THE GREATEST HIT "One shot. One kill".- US Army Sniper motto. Frederick Forsyth. In terms of thriller writers, he's one of the greats or perhaps the great modern thriller writer. A journalist by trade, Forsyth made his name working in France and the slowly disintegrating republics of Cold War era Africa. It was in the latter where while reporting on the Nigerian civil war, he ran afoul of the British establishment for supporting the secessionist Biafra province in stark contrast to British forei [...]

    28. Tentunya kita masih ingat sekitar dua tahun yang lalu Presiden SBY dalam sebuah konferensi pers mengatakan bahwa foto dirinya dijadikan sasaran tembak oleh para teroris yang sedang berlatih. Sebenarnya ini bukanlah hal yang aneh karena para pemimpin negara di berbagai belahan dunia ini seringkali menjadi target utama pembunuhan dari para lawan politiknya.Presiden Soekarno sendiri selama masa pemerintahannya telah tujuh kali mengalami percobaan pembunuhan, begitu juga dengan pemimpin-pemimpin neg [...]

    29. "You've got to stop him," protested Montclair. "They'll have half of France on the lookout for him.""They'll have half of France on the lookout for a tall blond foreigner," said Rodin quietly. "In August there are over one million foreigners in France. So far as we know they have no name to go on, no face, no passport. Being a professional, he is probably using a false passport. They still have a long way to go to get him yet. There's a good chance he will be forewarned if he rings Valmy, and th [...]

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