Quotes by Frederick Forsyth

"there is no collective guilt,...guilt is individual, like salvation." [p.28]"

"It is cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad."

"… Shannon’s fingers itched to smash the man in the face. Inside his head he kept telling himself,
Keep cool, baby, absolutely cool."

"Moonlight turns even the most civilised man into a primitive."

"...a woman of quite bovine stupidity and potato-like contours..."

Books by Frederick Forsyth

  • The Odessa File
  • 57,568 ratings
  • March 1st 1983 by Bantam

    (first published September 1972)

  • The Dogs of War
  • 20,710 ratings
  • September 1st 1982 by Bantam

    (first published 1974)

  • The Afghan
  • 12,366 ratings
  • August 22nd 2006 by Putnam Adult
  • The Negotiator
  • 11,649 ratings
  • March 1990 by Bantam

    (first published 1989)

  • The Fist of God
  • 11,427 ratings
  • July 1st 1995 by Bantam

    (first published April 1st 1994)

  • The Deceiver
  • 10,160 ratings
  • June 1st 1992 by Bantam Books

    (first published January 1st 1991)

  • Icon
  • 9,521 ratings
  • September 2nd 1997 by Bantam

    (first published October 1st 1996)

Frederick Forsyth
  • Frederick Forsyth

  • Date of birth: August 25, 1938
  • Born: in Ashford, Kent, England, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan, and recently The Cobra and The Kill List.

    The son of a furrier, he was born in Ashford, Kent, educated at Tonbridge School and later attended the University of Granada. He became one of the youngest pilots in the Royal Air Force at 19, where he served on National Service from 1956 to 1958. Becoming a journalist, he joined Reuters in 1961 and later the BBC in 1965, where he served as an assistant diplomatic correspondent. From July to September 1967, he served as a correspondent covering the Nigerian Civil War between the region of Biafra and Nigeria. He left the BBC in 1968 after controversy arose over his alleged bias towards the Biafran cause and accusations that he falsified segments of his reports. Returning to Biafra as a freelance reporter, Forsyth wrote his first book, The Biafra Story in 1969.

    Forsyth decided to write a novel using similar research techniques to those used in journalism. His first full length novel, The Day of the Jackal, was published in 1971 and became an international bestseller and gained its author the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel. It was later made into a film of the same name.