Reviews

  • "Forsyth insists that <i>The Outsider</i> is not an autobiography. So I will just say that this is one of the most exciting and enjoyable accounts of an author’s life, in vaguely chronological order and written by the author himself, that I have ever read."

    The Sunday Times
  • "The comparison with Bond is apt . . . it may well be the best book he has ever written."

    Daily Mail
  • "If there is one memoir to read this autumn, it's Frederick Forsyth's extraordinary life story, <i>The Outsider</i>, which reads like a James Bond novel. The author of <i>The Day Of The Jackal</i> tells his own story and it's clear where the inspiration for so many of his best-selling thrillers came from when you read about his own life, beginning as the RAF's youngest pilot at the age of 19 and carrying on through being captured by the Stasi and threatened by the IRA."

    Irish Independent
  • "Enjoyed Freddie Forsyth last night. Boy has he lived a full life! And a life so beyond anything most of us can imagine, full of coups, civil wars, spies, and most importantly, typewriters. Great stories."

    Simon Mayo, Radio 2 Drivetime blog
  • "In this engaging level-headed memoir . . . he reminds me of Ian Fleming, a fellow Europhile (in the cultural rather than political sense_ who also honed his writing skills at Reuters. Fleming is more elegant, more playful; Forsyth has more balls."

    Literary Review