Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Look - #9

THE VETERAN by Frederick Forsyth

Plot: This book comprises five medium-size stories that have contextual descriptions and details to the most immaculate level. They focus on subjects ranging from a british trial on an assault case to art world felonies to drug trafficking to 14th century rome to the wild west of the 1800s.

  • Each story has its own highlights but if there is one thing that is common to them all - It is the level of detail at which Forsyth narrates. I saw a tagline that befits him wonderfully - "With Forsyth, you live and learn".
  • The psychic twist to the story of Rome & the brilliant climax of 'The Veteran'
  • The drug trafficking story & the one on the west were gripping (especially the wilderness depicted in 'The whispering wind' was fascinating) but they had confusing ends. I am yet to fathom them accurately.

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