“beginnings” in The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 28, 2007

·     opening sentence It is cold at 6:40 in the morning of a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad.” the precise time convinces the reader of the reality of what’s taking place. By not naming him, the reader wants to know who is being executed. And, since the reason is not given, why … from Stein on Writing


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