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The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom

The Day After Tomorrow (original 1994; edition 1995)

by Allan Folsom

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Title:The Day After Tomorrow
Authors:Allan Folsom
Info:Vision (1995), Mass Market Paperback, 752 pages
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The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom (1994)



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Great story, but poorly written (aside from a few noteworthy exceptions) and with way too much detail in areas that don't add anything to the story. It could be great if edited down from 700 to 450-500 pages. ( )
  BecksideBooks | Jun 22, 2017 |
Stupid. That sums up, fairly succinctly, the entire theme of the story and this book. I'd be shocked if someone could provide an example of a literary cliche common to the thriller genre that wasn't included in this book. Every problem and mystery is conveniently solved by a friend in some random police force somewhere in the world. Every risk is resolved, no matter how dangerous, with barely a scratch (well, there was one broken leg). People are killed with hardly any consequences and the obligatory sex scenes are about as romantic as the average soft-core porn movie.
All that being said, the book is fairly compelling. It's a lot like your favorite bad movie, something that you intrinsically realize, by all objective measures, is a bad film, but you still enjoy watching (Mine is Point Break. I know it's a horrible movie, but come on, Keanu Reeves as an FBI agent?!). This is a bad book, it takes a decided turn for the stupid fairly early on and the ending (something you could predict before the halfway point of the book) is just damn silly. A dumb book, but didn't feel like it was a waste of my time. ( )
  hhornblower | Oct 3, 2016 |
good Osborn Dr. — Paris — good
father killed yrs ago — Nazi

A thriller which weaves together three stories of international intrigue. In the first a doctor has to confront his father's killer, in the second a detective investigates a series of horrific murders, and in the third an international organization devises a masterplan of apocalyptic dimensions.
  christinejoseph | Feb 8, 2016 |
Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom
5 Stars

Day After Tomorrow begins in a Paris cafe where an American surgeon named Paul Osborn looks across the room and sees the man he thinks murdered his father thirty years before. Meanwhile, in London, a former Los Angeles homicide cop named McVey joins Scotland Yard to look into a series of decapitations involving a severed head and seven headless corpses. Osborn decides to hire a private detective to help him find the man he saw in the cafe. Eventually Osborn becomes a suspect in the decapitations. He and McVey also become involved with a powerful secret organization which seems to reach into every corner of Europe. The two plots (Osborn's father and the decapitated bodies) converge into a thrilling finale.

The action starts immediately and in many ways this book reminded me of a Robert Ludlum or Frederick Forsyth style of novel. The author weaves together a wide array of well-developed, interesting characters in an international murder mystery in a WWII/Nazi/modern-era setting.

I absolutely loved "The Day After Tomorrow". I was completely engrossed. It is action-packed for sure. The plot is carefully laid out so you find yourself guessing throughout the book as to who you want to trust and who you can't trust. The bad guys are truly evil.

On the down side, there is so much action and plot that sometimes it seems like there are too many characters and it can be a bit confusing. The plots are complicated but Folsom is able to connect them over the long run.

It was excellent story and had everything I look for in a suspense novel. It was well written with interesting characters. I had no problem with the length of the book and was sorry when I reached the end.

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  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
This book was crazy! It was a fun, fast read, but it was crazy. The plot is pretty inane and there's so much gratuitous violence, it's not even funny. I've never read of so many murders in my life. But it was still enjoyable to read and I think it's worth a good four stars.

It starts out with Osborne, an American doctor in Europe for a conference. His father was murdered 30 years ago and he witnessed it. It was traumatic and he remembered the killer's face. Back to the present. He meets a female French doctor and they embark on a whirlwind romance that takes them to England and France. Meanwhile, a grizzled American detective from L.A., McVey, is in London helping to investigate a series of gruesome murders where they're finding detached heads, as well as a body. The remains are not all English, however. They come from various countries, including France, so he heads to Paris to investigate. At the same time, Osborne sees his father's killer in a cafe and attacks him, but the man gets away. And so begins a mysterious chase that leads to utter insanity. Think Nazi plot to regain world dominance, a secret organization with people who have infiltrated everywhere and everything, so no one is trustworthy. And everyone is trying to murder everyone else. Eventually, the plot takes you to Germany, where the top people in the country, and the richest, have gathered to hear a mysterious Swiss man who recently survived a stroke, give a rousing speech about who knows what. There are bad guys, of course, and maybe the worst is Von Holden, an Argentinian Nazi who was miraculously in both the Russian special forces and the East German special forces. Stretches believability, but then the whole plot, when unraveled at the end, is so damn silly as to make the book seem insane, or at least the author. Reviewers comment on the final sentence of the book and it is important, yes, and it explains all, but I thought it was somewhat predictable, so I wasn't really too shocked when I read it. Nonetheless, it was a good mystery/thriller and it was nuts, so I liked it. Not the best I've ever read, but definitely recommended for those who enjoy bizarre thrillers and who can stand a little bloodshed. ( )
  scottcholstad | Jan 15, 2015 |
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Paul Osborn sat alone among the smoky bustle of the after-work crowd, staring into a glass of red wine.
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This is a novel, not a film. In particular, this novel has nothing to do with the 2004 motion picture The Day After Tomorrow directed by Roland Emmerich, and should never (again) be combined with that picture.
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In Paris, an American doctor spots the man who murdered his father and he tries to kill him. Thus begins a tale of international intrigue, the villains of which are Nazi survivors of World War II, plotting to take over the world.

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