Thursday, June 16, 2005

Books : Avenger

I really loved Frederick Forsyth's "The Dogs of War" and "The Day of The Jackal". I think those were his best books. Avenger is better than most of his others, but not as good as the aforementioned two. Well worth reading. The story neatly fits into recent events, including the meltdown of Yugoslavia and the emergence of the Al Qaeda. The story at one point relies on the success of an elaborate plan, and the main surprise to the reader is how the plan unfolds - this is unlike, when the Jackal has to improvise. Also Forsyth's account of hacking into corporate computers doesn't sound convincing unlike the logistics described in his two best books. But certainly not a waste of time, this book.