The Day After Tomorrow () is a thriller novel by Allan Folsom which appeared in the number 3 spot in its first week on the New York Times bestseller list for. The Day After Tomorrow book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A thriller which weaves together three stories of internati. Touted as a blockbuster, this assured debut thriller delivers in full--and then some . A young American doctor haunted by his father's murder stumbles into a.
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The Day After Tomorrow and millions of other books are available for instant access. . The Day After Tomorrow Mass Market Paperback – February 1, I loved the movie, The Day After Tomorrow, so thought I'd order the book to read an expanded story line. What a disappointment. Not only did it not provide much . In a Paris cafe, American surgeon Paul Osborn looks across the earn your way to a free book! The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom.
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Literary Agent. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I loved every moment of it. May 09, Jill Berry rated it really liked it. My only complaint was that it went on a tad too long for me, but that won't matter to most people.
What a story! My friend Alice recommended it and she was right on the money. I do too. May 30, Ginny rated it it was amazing. Awesome book. The kind you can't put down. Perfect summer beach read! Eine Mischung aus Polit - und Actionthriller, die mich gut unterhalten hat. Wer Tom Clancy und Frederick Forsyth mag, der ist hier genau richtig.
Aug 06, Jill Mackin rated it really liked it Shelves: The first thriller I ever read. Such a great story! Jun 15, Manugw rated it it was ok. It is a very long book with and intricate plot, breakneck pace and too many twist and turns just too many, one gets tired of them as well as a lot of action packed suspense in short time spans.
Characters pop up and disappear more than often murdered, obviously with an explanation not credible enough, showing a poor writing style. Though Mr Forsyth wrote few thrillers, they were terrific and released after a long and thorough research for the delight of his readers.
Conversely, this Folsom's book is just the conception of a plain far fetched childish fantasy about a German neo nazy conspiracy for a new Reich resurgence and employs the old worn formula "the good guys" taking on the "bad guys "playing a sort of chess game and a long tiresome chase throughout the whole book which seems never ending.
Dec 21, Jack Rochester rated it really liked it. This novel kicks butt from the very first page. The main character, Paul Osborne, is a great combination of intuitively smart and naive about the way a lot of stuff works in life. The writing is a near-perfect blend of description, narration and dialogue that kept me glued to it for days [I do almost all my reading in bed before I drift off to sleep, which Folsom's novel made difficult to do. That's due i This novel kicks butt from the very first page.
That's due in part to the fact that it was, first and foremost, an espionage thriller, but with a large dose of science fiction tossed in, which only made the book more intriguing. Trust me, the sci-fi angle is no deus ex machina. I was a bit disappointed with the turn of events at the conclusion.
Many won't mind, as it's a fairly conventional denouement, to some extent more popular when the book was written during the early- to mids. Even more popular a few decades before that. Anyway, I don't want to spoil it for other readers, so suffice to say the book was, from beginning to end, a very satisfying read. Aug 18, Eric rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this book years ago.
The only reason that it still sticks out in my mind so clearly is that I can still recall how disappointed I was at how ordinary, if not mediocre, I found the book to be. Shocking, in light of all the hype it was getting at the time.
This book is a standard, breakneck pace action thriller. Now, in all honesty, this type of pace blew me away the first time I came across such a thing in "The Bourne Identity", but that was even more years past - so perhaps I am just not a I read this book years ago.
Now, in all honesty, this type of pace blew me away the first time I came across such a thing in "The Bourne Identity", but that was even more years past - so perhaps I am just not as easily impressed as I get older or maybe Bourne was just a better book. In any case what I remember most about 'Tomorrow' is the "surprise" ending. One of the most predictable surprises I have ever run across! As I was reading, I could see this thing coming a mile away. But it was SO obvious, and seemed like such a lazy attempt at cheap shock value, that I kept telling myself "No, it can't be headed to that!
Way too obvious, way too corny!
I guess I'll just have to agree to disagree. I found the book's style, characters, settings, and descriptions all to be above average. The two things that kept me from rating the book higher: First, the "Organization" -- the cabal of bad guys in this story -- seemed way too organized and omnipotent to be believable.
Second, the ridiculous ending, which I and probably most readers saw coming miles away. In a strange way, the possibility of such an ending is what kept me going through the book.
I've gotta keep reading just to find out. Props to the author for saving the reveal for the final page of the book. Contrary to generally accepted practice, I highly recommend your reading the last page before starting this book. If it makes you roll your eyes, save yourself the trouble and skip the book. If you can tolerate the final page, go ahead and read the whole thing.
May 18, Linda rated it it was amazing. Immediately there's action and you're pulled bodily into a mystifying and violent world, where there are few answers, but more and more questions.
Evil is lurking around every corner, you can just feel it. Headless bodies are piling up. Police are baffled. And our hero seems ill-equipped to face an enemy he can barely comprehend. What diabolical plot is soon to reach its chilling goal? Or will there be a final solution? Take a journey into uber-darkness, and a sinister world will be revealed.
Of Immediately there's action and you're pulled bodily into a mystifying and violent world, where there are few answers, but more and more questions. Ofcourse, such conspiracies are impossible to believe. Aren't they? I found myself wondering, "But what if? I warn you, do not skip ahead to read the last page.
The last page is the spoiler. Lo que nos cuenta. Aug 25, Lowed rated it it was amazing. I seemed to have a knack for picking up thriller books these days. And for some strange reason, I'm beginning to like it. You know how as a kid, you love to ride the roller coaster? Then as you grow older, the ride comes in books, or relationships, or love life, or getting hooked.. Then at long last, you get the same sensation as when you're in a roller coaster OR in a rocking chair.
That's when you realize, your younger days are over. Of course, the kind of ride you're getting while reading a g I seemed to have a knack for picking up thriller books these days. Of course, the kind of ride you're getting while reading a good book like this is beyond compare. Kind of like bungee jumping with a frayed rope! View all 4 comments. Jan 24, Nance rated it it was amazing. This is not the same story as the movie by the same name - it is entirely different and much better.
While this was a preposterous story in the end about world domination, I could not put it down!!! I read it several years ago, but wanted to add it since it was so good. It was extremely well written, well crafted story, lots of chases, escapes, much suspense - a real thrill ride!
I would highly recommend to those who like thrillers. Jan 20, Kruti Joshi rated it liked it. The book was very intriguing and made me more and more curious as the story progressed. The ending, however, was a little disappointing.
I was hoping for something that would blow my mind. But it became a little predictable. Jun 25, Jorge A. This was a great book! Looking forward to his new book! Apr 10, Micah rated it really liked it. This book was very entertaining. All the stories weaved together into a very interesting story. The ending however was very strange.
Was not expecting that at all. Overall enjoyed this book. Just when you think nothing else could possibly happen Wow what a ride. Ceritanya berawal pada Paul Osborn, ahli bedah dari Amerika yang lagi duduk-duduk di sebuah cafe di Paris.
Dia baru aja selesai mengikuti seminar di Jenewa.
Nah, pas lagi duduk-duduk inilah Paul lihat sekelebatan wajah orang yang membunuh ayahnya waktu Paul umur 10 tahun. Paul langsung berusaha untuk menyerang orang tersebut tapi orang tsb berhasil melarikan diri. Sementara itu polisi di seluruh Eropa lagi dipusingkan dengan adanya indikasi pembunuhan berantai. Tujuh badan tanpa kepala di temuka Ceritanya berawal pada Paul Osborn, ahli bedah dari Amerika yang lagi duduk-duduk di sebuah cafe di Paris.
Tujuh badan tanpa kepala di temukan tersebar di beberapa daerah di Eropa. Tujuh badan yang dibekukan dengan tanda tanda kepala dipotong melalui operasi yang sangat presisi oleh ahli bedah. Psddy Mc Vey, detektif terkenal dari Amerika di undang oleh interpol untuk membantu memecahkan misteri ini.
Paul diperiksa oleh polisi Paris sehubungan dengan penyerangan terhadap orang tak di kenal di cafe. Paul tidak di tahan tapi passportnya ditahan sampai dia kembali ke Amerika.
Paul menyewa detektif untuk menemukan nama orang yang telah membunuh ayahnya dan membuat rencana untuk balas dendam. Dia mendapat info, pembunuh tersebut bernama Karanak.
Yang Paul tidak tau, Karanak adalah seorang pembunuh bayaran professional. Kondisi jadi berbalik, Karanak yang tau bahwa dia diselidiki memutuskan untuk meyerang Paul.
Dengan pengetahuan medisnya Paul berhasil mengalahkan Karanak dan mendapat sebuah nama, Erwin Scholl yang menurut Karanak telah memberikan perintah untuk membunuh ayah Paul dan beberapa orang lainnya bertahun-tahun yang lalu. Saat Paul sedang menginterogasi Karanak, tiba-tiba mereka di hujani tembakan dan Karanak mati seketika.
Paul sempat melihat wajah pembunuhnya. Dalam kasus penembakan ini, Paul menjadi tersangka dan sempat di interogasi oleh detektif Paddy McVey. Kasusnya menjadi semakin berkembang saat polisi mengetahui bahwa Paul adalah seorang ahli bedah, mereka mencoba mencari koneksi antara Paul dan tujuh mayat tanpa kepala. Karena kurangnya bukti Paul di bebaskan.
Paul, berbekal nama yang di berikan oleh Karanak, masih berusaha mencari kebenaran mengapa ayahnya di bunuh.
Ayah Paul adalah seorang penemu yang saat kematian, menciptakan sebuat pisau bedah yang khusus beroperasi untuk bedah atom dengan suhu mendekati nol mutlak. Di tempat lain di Eropa, diadakan perayaan atas kesembuhan seorang tokoh ekonomi dari sakit stroke yang dideritanya setahun yang lalu.
Perayaan ini disponsori oleh Erwin Scholl, seorang tokoh neo Nazi yang berusaha membangkitkan semangat Nazi Di Paris, Paul dikejar-kejar oleh pembunuh Karanak, meminta pertolongan ke Paddy Mcvey.
Bersama mereka berusaha mengungkap hubungan antara Karanak, mayat beku tanpa kepala, ayah Paul dan Erwin Scholtz. Mereka berhasil mengungkap proyek ambisius Erwin, melakukan penyambungan kepala orang ke tubuh orang lain dengan operasi bedah atom yang dilakukan dengan suhu extreem, mendekati ,15 Celcius. Mereka percaya bahwa pada titik nol mutlak, gerakan atom bisa dimanipulasi dan segala pembedahan yang dilakukan pada suhu ini akan menghasilkan hasil yang sempurna, tanpa bekas jahitan.
Pertualangan Paul di akhiri dengan kejar-kejaran di pegunungan antara Paul dan sang pembunuh dimana sang pembunuh jatuh ke jurang bersama kotak yang dibawanya. Sebelum jatuh Paul sempat melihat isi kotak yang berisi kepala beku Adolf Hitler. Menurut aku, ceritanya rada berlebih-lebihan sih tapi tetep aja termasuk bagus banget, idenya orisinal Allan Folsom emang briljant Yangbikin rada bingung tokohnya banyak banget, ada beberapa tokoh yang benernya nggak penting penting amat, cuman menuh menuhin cerita Buat yang suka pertualangan dengan intrik-intrik, buku ini wajib baca Nov 10, The Cats Mother rated it liked it Shelves: This was published nearly 20 years ago, and while a lot of it holds up and it could still be set today although the characters would save a lot of time if they had cellphones and Internet I think it would not be so popular as there's now a lot more of this kind of fiction out there, both in books and on TV.
This felt like a season of 24, rather than a single movie. It starts well, American orthopaedic surgeon in Paris recognises the man who killed his father 30 years earlier and determines to This was published nearly 20 years ago, and while a lot of it holds up and it could still be set today although the characters would save a lot of time if they had cellphones and Internet I think it would not be so popular as there's now a lot more of this kind of fiction out there, both in books and on TV.
It starts well, American orthopaedic surgeon in Paris recognises the man who killed his father 30 years earlier and determines to track him down to find out why. Meanwhile grizzled LA detective McVey is in London investigating the discovery of a severed head, linked to headless corpses scattered around Europe. I dislike plots which rely on coincidence to link the threads and this is a huge one.