The Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne #2)
Re enter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne identity—a ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuv...more
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In the end, the book was far less interesting than the Bourne Identity, perhaps because there was less for Bourne to do as the man being manipulate...more
The Bourne Supremacy was similar to Bourne Identity. The storytelling was not all that great, making it hard to follow who knows what and where all the plot tangles are going. There were also quite a few repetitive and annoying focuses (like the Bourne vs Webb conflicts). The premise is pretty implausible and makes a pretty flimsy backbone for the plot. The plot does move along nicely though. It makes for a nice roller coaster ride, albeit a shallow one. The overal plot was a littl...more
I think that the intended audience for this book would be older teens and adults of all ages. The main problem in this book is that Jason Bourne’s girlfriend Marie is taken and there is another so called Jason Bourne out there trying to take his identity. The setting where this book takes place fits in with the story really well all together like how it talks about it being in china quite a bit so if this book were to take place in anoth...more
The Bourne Supremacy was published in 1986 and so the story centers around the cold war politics of the pre return of Honk...more
Jason Bourne, dead and buried somewhere in the wounded mind of David Webb, is brought to life again for a very special case - to hunt Jason Bourne. Of course, to bring him to life requires a grand, threatening gesture and, for a man who lost one family, what bigger threat could there be than kid...more
That was one of my favourite books. I like the Bourne film a lot, but I can’t help feeling that the actual storyline deserved its own movie as well.
Jason Bourne is a great character. He makes the series. I also like the setting, as the vast majority of the books I read are based in America and the United Kingdom, with occasional forays into Europe. The Far East was out of my “familiarity zone” – I’m largely ignorant, although I find the few things that I do r...more
In the movie, his wife is killed right away. Not so in the book. The wife annoyed me to no end. Here's what I thought of that:
As for the economic "genius", Marie...more
Educational ? Yes. I suppose that this criterion is just jumping to the top of my reviews. Entertaining ? Page-turning ? of course are, in part, some of the reasons that people like to read specific books.
I like to learn things (in my own books - I purposefully integrate subject matter.)
So what did I learn ? I learned (or relearned in some areas) about China: it's people...more
In a Kowloon Cabaret, scrawled in a pool of blood, is a name the world wanted to forget: Jason Bourne.
The Chinese vice-premier has been brutally slain by a legendary assassin. World leaders ask the same fearful questions: *Why has Jason Bourne come back? Who is paying him? Who is the next to die?* But U.S. officials know the shocking truth: There *is* no Jason Bourne. The name was created as cover for David Webb on his search for the notorious killer Carlos. Someone else has tak...more
Robert Ludlum always hooks me so easily in his well-researched books that I curse myself for ever aspiring of writing one myself! Sometimes, the simplest of the sentences that he frames loop me in them for minutes, while I try to understand the various other meanings he might have intended for the said.
Jason Bourne is finally shown as the man with more than 2 parts well at the end of the book, until when it was only hinted, and never explicitl...more
It is interesting to me that the book is set in East Asia, and the main reason that Bourne is engaged in his espionage activities is to stop a major Chinese power shift from taking place and thus avoiding a pote...more
All that being said, I found this to be a quite enjoyable book. It takes place in China. Apparently...more
A KILLER WITH NO FACE, NO IDENTITY, AND A NAME THE WORLD WANTED TO FORGET:
Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne identity—a ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionage—an ex
This was OK. The action draws you in and you care about Bourne and his wife getting back together, but the story just didn't do it for me. The concept of a fake Bourne raising ruckus in his name is interesting, but the characters, pursuits, tricks, fights, fake ID's, etc. just seemed even more stretched this time. I think the global threat posed by the actions of the bad guys didn't ri...more
In this Bourne instalment the chameleon Jason returns to the spy/assassin game when his wife, Canadian economist, Marie, is kidnapped by a Chinese taipan who means serious business. Jason moves heaven and earth to get her back, which means leaving his gentle alter-ego, David, behind and embracing the killer he tried so hard to forget, Delta, in the hunt for his successor.
The new Jason Bourne is out there and only the original can catch him.
Behind the scenes Havilland and...more
This story takes place a while after the first one. Bourne has become a professor and is married to Marie, when one day she is kidnapped. In order to get her back, Bourne must go to Asia to track down an impostor posing to be Jason Bourne.
I really liked how Ludlum would seamlessly refer to the main character as either Webb, Bourne, or Delta, depending on what sort o...more
Wordy! This book just has too many words. It could be a quick two or three hundred page fast movin' action packed paperback, instead of the 600 page mammoth it turned into. Now, there were many scenes that put you on the edge of your seat and kept you turning those 600 pages. There were the expected car chases, the identity changes, the occas...more
A KILLER WITH NO FACE, NO IDENTITY, AND A NAME THE WORLD WANTED TO FORGET: JASON BOURNEReenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life. This time the stakes are higher than ever. For someone else has taken on the Bourne identity—a ruthless killer who must be stopped or the world will pay a devastating price. To succeed, the real Jason Bourne must maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of international espionage...more
Now, this indicates something about either the book or about me, and probably a little bit of both.
For example, if I have a short attention span and am unable to keep track of concurrent story elements, then perhaps I was exposed by this book - as I was unable to properly assimilate the things which would have compelled me to finish it.
On the other hand, if I am a reader that tends to understand what is going on and to grasp many of the nuances...more
again my never-ending gripe with thrillers: i don't need a love story in it. no need for "oh david i love you so much, i hope i can have you back, i must have you back..." "oh marie, i love you so much, i can't bear the thought that...more