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The Day of the Jackal

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

mainly suspenseful

you know this book is not true charles de gaulle never was assassinated; it even says in the book that the plot is going to fail de gaulle died in 1968 or 1970, forsyth wrote the book in 73, he expects you to know that this book is not true in real life, over 30 assa...
you know this book is not true charles de gaulle never was assassinated; it even says in the book that the plot is going to fail de gaulle died in 1968 or 1970, forsyth wrote the book in 73, he expects you to know that this book is not true in real life, over 30 assassination attempts were made on degaulle, so this makes it possible to be one of the thirty even though you know it's the jackal is going ot fail, it's how close the jackal gets to de gaulle and the time and effort the jackal puts into the plot that nakes it good

posted by Anonymous on March 9, 2005

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Too Much Backstory

I'll agree with the other opinions here that it's a good story. But I almost didn't get to the good parts because it took sooo long to get going. If you're not familiar with French history, and don't know much about French in general (like how to pronounce it), all of t...
I'll agree with the other opinions here that it's a good story. But I almost didn't get to the good parts because it took sooo long to get going. If you're not familiar with French history, and don't know much about French in general (like how to pronounce it), all of the tedious backstory and names and places and events you get hit with in the beginning can really get in the way. For a lot of the first section 'Anatomy of a Plot' I was wondering if we would EVER get to the part that actually invovled the Jackal. Once it finally does get rolling though, it rolls along very well. And the twist at the end is definitely worth a good chuckle.

posted by Anonymous on August 24, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2006

    Too Much Backstory

    I'll agree with the other opinions here that it's a good story. But I almost didn't get to the good parts because it took sooo long to get going. If you're not familiar with French history, and don't know much about French in general (like how to pronounce it), all of the tedious backstory and names and places and events you get hit with in the beginning can really get in the way. For a lot of the first section 'Anatomy of a Plot' I was wondering if we would EVER get to the part that actually invovled the Jackal. Once it finally does get rolling though, it rolls along very well. And the twist at the end is definitely worth a good chuckle.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 16, 2008

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