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One highlight of the film is when the actor Jack Black, who I harbor some kind of odd animosity towards, is killed rather spectacularly. The effect on the mercury would be to hurl the droplet forwards towards the plugged front of the bullet. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. The kicker is that there are quite fredericm no clues to go on.

Jul 02, BrokenTune rated it really liked it Shelves: Since my native language is Arabic not chaacal, I had difficulties understanding the first chapetr, especially with the small letters used in the edition I baught.

While the actual details of the Jackal’s true identity and his planning are not well known, the author does an forysth job of taking the facts and filling in the blanks with some educated guesses. Retrieved from ” https: Charles de Gaulle survived six assassination attempts, which is pretty crazy.

Roger Freythe French Minister of the Interiorconvenes a conference of the heads of the French security forces. I’m going to opt with the simple approach. These two missing components prevented me from getting warm and toasty with the story even with the undeniable quality of the plot.

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

A terrific read, fast paced, tautly written and excellent characterisation. 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 I was walking around a library in Malesya when I found a shelf selling “classic” books. Be edl first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 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 Victoria EmbankmentWestminster, London.


I’m not sure if that’s true, but I had Executive Summary: Overall, I thought this was a decent read, but wasn’t quite as exciting as I had expected. fredwrick

In London, the Special Branch are cleaning up Calthrop’s apartment when the real Charles Calthrop storms in and demands to know what they are doing. They know how to kill and have killed, but to assassinate a public figure like de Gaulle requires something more than just someone motivated ddel kill him.

In a way that is good and bad. The Jackal will use anyone and anything to win this game he has started. Haven’t found a book which can be at par with The Day of the Jackal. This book is one of the best books in its genre. De Gaulle is not interested in changing any of his public appearances because of unsubstantiated, well to his mind, rumors.

The next day, the Jackal kills his host after the man learns from a television chaacal that Lundquist is wanted for murder. Forsyth will describe his characters with a few sentences and then moves on. I One of the things that I like about Goodreads is that it’s more than just a bunch of book reviews. The character of the French Detective is a small, unassuming and henpecked man but his looks belie his sharp intellect and tenacity.

The Day of the Jackal

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. Time and money well spent. I dare anyone who is a book lover to toss a high-end printing to the side without reading it – for frederivk sheer sensual pleasure if nothing else. Additionally, Thomas also ffrederick that the assassin was an Englishman, whom he is able to identify as Charles Calthrop.


The book starts with a bit of a history lesson that I found a bit dry.

Despite the enmity felt by much of the government against France in general and de Gaulle in particular, the Prime Minister informs Thomas frederiick 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.

Beyond the Jackal himself, the story of the investigation is equally amazing. Not only fredeerick 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? However he isn’t as strong when it comes the characters themselves.

The Jackal then assumes the identity of a bespectacled Danish schoolteacher named Per Lundquist. I tend to prefer my thrillers to be a bit more action oriented than this was. Diaa develops several contingencies for every step of the plan because rigidity is what gets men like him killed.