The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was published in 1971. The subsequent movie based on the novel was released in 1973. In the (nearly) fifty years since these releases many have tried to emulate both, but few have bettered the originals. If you haven’t …

last updated: 7 January 2019; category: books, tv, and movies  people: Frederick Forsyth  Charles de Gaulle 

The Day of the Jackal was the first novel by Frederick Forsyth. The story was subsequently adapted as a film of the same name. Both are still very readable/watchable, in large part, because of the central premise on which the story is built.

last updated: 5 January 2019; category: story  people: Frederick Forsyth  Claude Lebel