Forsyth - Avenger

June 03, 2004

Frederick Forsyth, The Avenger

I like Forsyth's thrillers, especially the first batch that he wrote in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is not up to those standards, rattles around a bit, spends rather too much time diving into the background of each character as they are introduced, but worked to keep the pages turning.

The curious thing about it is that this is the first post-9/11 fiction that I have read in which a crucial plot turn involves an attempt to kill Usama Bin Laden. I expect to see the events of 2001 appear in many future thrillers.

Posted by Red Ted at June 3, 2004 09:17 AM
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