Friday, June 3, 2011

The Day Of The Jackal - The Hit We Nearly Missed

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Day of the Jackal, I recently reread Frederick Forsyth's classic thriller.

I first read the book when I was a young man and I found that the novel holds up very well after all these years.

Charles Cumming, the author of The Trinity Six, an interesting spy thriller that I read a month or so ago, wrote an interesting piece for the British newspaper The Guardian about Frederick Forsyth and how he came to write the classic thriller The Day of the Jackal.

You can read the piece via the below link:   

You can also read an earlier post of mine, which links to an interview with Frederick Forsyth, via the below link:

You can also read an even earlier post on how Frederick Forsyth "keeps it real," via the below link:

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