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Book Reviews: The Day of the Jackal + Samantha + The City Stained Red

The Day of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
This classic 1963 novel about the attempted assassination of Charles De Gaulle by the OAS is very good.

The Sorority: Samantha by Tamara Thorne
This 2003 novel sees various factions on campus primed for war and engaging in somewhat unconstructive activities. This was boring, sexist, misogynistic and full of failed ambition.

Best Lines:
“He will not look kindly on you anymore.”

“Never so wrong as this.”

The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes
A massive but sadly bog-standard fantasy novel which various trope characters do trope stuff that nobody cares about. This was full of folkloric absurdities and gnomic utterings.

Best Lines:
“An expression reserved for war criminals and people who had extremely sentimental opinions of sheep.”

“That we neither offer nor perform in public sectors with stringent decency laws.”

“Muscle, look ominous.”
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