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While we have your attention, Mr President... (great letter to the Guardian from Frederick Forsyth)
Guardian uk ^ | 11-20-03 | Frederick Forsyth

Posted on 11/20/2003 11:03:26 AM PST by doug from upland

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1 posted on 11/20/2003 11:03:29 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
That really is a fine letter, one that made me smile. Thanks for posting.
2 posted on 11/20/2003 11:04:59 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: doug from upland
Mr. Forsyth is now on my must-read list. Thank you, sir.
3 posted on 11/20/2003 11:06:11 AM PST by 6323cd
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To: 6323cd
Just a few of Mr. Forsyth's "minor" works..LOL:

--The Day of the Jackal
--The Odessa File
--The Dogs of War

4 posted on 11/20/2003 11:15:24 AM PST by Indie ("death was our business....and business was good" -MACVSOG)
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To: doug from upland
The British left intermittently erupts like a pustule upon the buttock of a rather good country.

The American left intermittently erupts like a pustue on the buttock of a rather good country.

Priceless.

The letter deserves a hallowed place somewhere.

5 posted on 11/20/2003 11:18:47 AM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Indie
I highly recommend The Fist of God by Mr. Forsyth. Very much an on-topic book indeed. His attention to detail and accuracy makes him my favorite writer.
6 posted on 11/20/2003 11:18:51 AM PST by EscapedDutch (Loquendi Libertatem Custodiamus)
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To: doug from upland
Good read bump
7 posted on 11/20/2003 11:19:05 AM PST by workerbee
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To: Indie
''The Fourth Protocol'' and ''The Devil's Alternative'' are his best, IMNNHO. Whacking good stories. Also, ''The Negotiator'' was enormously entertaining, if rather far-fetched.
8 posted on 11/20/2003 11:19:34 AM PST by SAJ
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To: Indie
I imagine the left will add book burning to their protests now...?
9 posted on 11/20/2003 11:20:33 AM PST by workerbee
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To: doug from upland
Recommended reading: his short story collection, "No Comebacks."

The one story from that collection that really sticks with me is "Money with Menaces."
10 posted on 11/20/2003 11:21:32 AM PST by Poohbah ("Beware the fury of a patient man" -- John Dryden)
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Fist of God is one of the best novels ever written. His latest, Avenger, was also good. Better than the collection of short stories that he released a few years ago. Day of the Jackal and Devil's Alternative were great. Odessa and Dogs of War were good, but not his best. Still, he's one of the best novelists ever.
11 posted on 11/20/2003 11:21:36 AM PST by Koblenz (There's usually a free market solution)
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To: doug from upland
So has this guy been knighted, or is that reserved exclusively for rock stars??
12 posted on 11/20/2003 11:24:19 AM PST by Spok
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To: doug from upland
Cute letter. Thanks for posting.
13 posted on 11/20/2003 11:24:41 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Koblenz
I liked Devil's Alternative; it really felt like you were there in a massive crisis.

The Fourth Protocol was very elegantly plotted.

"No Comebacks" has a GREAT short piece titled "Money with Menaces." That story is very rare: a short story with an unstated moral to it.
14 posted on 11/20/2003 11:28:03 AM PST by Poohbah ("Beware the fury of a patient man" -- John Dryden)
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To: doug from upland
Huzzah for Mr. Forsyth, and excepting the buttocks eruption of which he writes, huzzah for the UK!
15 posted on 11/20/2003 11:30:25 AM PST by Chummy
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Dear President Bush,

I'm sure you'll be having a nice little tea party with your fellow war criminal, Tony Blair. Please wash the cucumber sandwiches down with a glass of blood, with my compliments.

Harold Pinter
Playwright

16 posted on 11/20/2003 11:31:12 AM PST by doug from upland (Why aren't the Clintons living out their remaining years on Alcatraz?)
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Frederick Forsyth is not just a novelist. In fact, he's not a good novelist. Frederick Forsyth is and has always been a great novelist.
17 posted on 11/20/2003 11:35:40 AM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
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To: Indie
Oh my gosh; I read "The Day of the Jackal" when I was 16, and didn't make the connection that he wrote it! My bad!
18 posted on 11/20/2003 11:37:55 AM PST by 6323cd
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To: doug from upland
Dear Mr. Pinter:
You sadly have me confused with those well-known blood drinkers, the Baathist fedayeen, who are of course mostly now dead. With my compliments.

George Bush.
19 posted on 11/20/2003 11:40:08 AM PST by Taliesan
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To: doug from upland
Wonderful! Thanks for posting.

I bet somebody's going to see a surge in the sale of his books (at least a tiny, Freeper-driven one).
20 posted on 11/20/2003 11:44:25 AM PST by livius
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