Titolo: The Day of the Jackal.
Casa editrice: Hutchinson, London, 1971
Data di pubblicazione: 1971
Condizione sovraccoperta: Dust Jacket Included
Edizione: 1st Edition
First edition. Hardback. Slight fading to lower edge otherwise very good indeed in slightly edge-nicked and rubbed, near very good indeed dust jacket. Owners name and date to endpaper. Mystery/ Spy Stories/ Contemporary Fiction. Codice inventario libreria A139725
Riassunto: An adventure thriller in which an anonymous Englishman who in the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, Operations Chief of the OAS to assassinate General De Gaulle. From the author of THE FIST OF GOD.
"This was a book that broke the mould. It was the first of the heightened-detail thrillers filled with the sort of in-depth procedural and technical information that have become a large part of the fascination for readers of such books. It's a chase story, about the hunt for somebody, but what makes it so special is that it has a remarkable narrative engine to it, given that we know before we start the book that the assassin is going to fail in his bid to kill a real head of state. The proposition of how you get somebody to read a book from start to finish when they know the ending is handled magnificently. This also took the thriller somewhere else, in that it incorporated real people and events into the story to dramatic effect. Moreover, the assassin showed real genius in coming up with a way to achieve his objective, rather than relying on lazy Bond-style fantasy methods and gadgets. This used 'real-world ingenuity' to show how you could travel unobserved, obtain a false passport, hide a gun and so on. The movie might be good, but the novel is even better." (Lee Child Daily Mail)
"In a class by itself. Unputdownable." ( Sunday Times)
"Mr Forsyth is clever. Very clever and immensely entertaining." ( Daily Telegraph)
"I was spellbound ... riveted by this chilling story." ( Guardian)
"The secret of the novel's success was not its prose style... but it's intimations of expertise." ( Independent)
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