Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Frederick Forsyth reissues

Over the weekend I noticed a new paperback edition of Frederick Forsyth's first novel The Day of the Jackal in the shops, featuring the words "40th Anniversary Edition" prominently on the cover. I realised that I had never read the book or bought a copy before so I decided to get it.

Nice shiny book, but I was expecting perhaps a new introduction by Forsyth or some other new content to explain why the book is considered such a milestone in thriller writing. Alas no. Still, I'm a quarter way in and it's a good read.

Searching online it appears that Arrow are also reissuing his other earlier novels including The Odessa File, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative and The Fourth Protocol. Also included in the range are No Comebacks, a short story collection and his short novel The Shepherd.

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