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    Default For CUK readers: which is the best thriller of all time?

    I nominate Frederick Forsyth - "Day of the Jackal".
    Sadly he never wrote another book of that standard - and neither has any other thriller writer before or since IMHO.

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    Don't know if it counts as a thriller but 'Imperium' by Robert Harris was one of the best books I've ever read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    I nominate Frederick Forsyth - "Day of the Jackal".
    Sadly he never wrote another book of that standard - and neither has any other thriller writer before or since IMHO.

    If you haven't read it I envy you. Set aside a weekend - you won't be able to stop.
    Good God! As soon as I saw your thread title I thought of that book, so imagine how amazed I was to open the thread and see that you have nominated it as well.

    That must prove something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    The Gruffalo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    I nominate Frederick Forsyth - "Day of the Jackal".
    Sadly he never wrote another book of that standard - and neither has any other thriller writer before or since IMHO.

    If you haven't read it I envy you. Set aside a weekend - you won't be able to stop.
    +1 - my copy has been read 5 or 6 times now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    I nominate Frederick Forsyth - "Day of the Jackal".
    Sadly he never wrote another book of that standard - and neither has any other thriller writer before or since IMHO.

    If you haven't read it I envy you. Set aside a weekend - you won't be able to stop.

    I've never read the book but the 60's film with Edward Fox is my fave film of all time. Funnily enough, I picked a copy of the book up yesterday at a Rotary Club book sale, but decided not to buy it.

    Does the book differ from the film a lot ?

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