The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne #1)
Jason Bourne does not know the answer to any of these questions. Suffering from amnesia, he does not even know that he is Jason Bourne. What manner of man is he? What are his secrets? Who has he killed?
I like this book and its sequels. I hate the movie and its sequels.
Please try reading the books and finding out what the plot actually is. The book is well plotted, thought out, with complex characters. I believe you'll like it.
A man wakes...more
"'If I scream, Monsieur?' The powdered mask was cracked with lines of venom now, the bright red lipstick defining the snarl of an aging, cornered rodent."
"Himself. The chameleon. The c...more
The thing is: I haven't the faintest idea how the movie came out of the book. Beyond the premise of a man fished from the sea with no memory but incredible ingrained abilities and talents that make it look like he's really probably and assassin with no amnesia, and the fact that the first act after the prologue occurs in Zürich and deals with a Swiss bank, nothing is the same.
Sure, there's a girl named Marie, but s...more
Marie's Stockholm Syndrome is so distasteful. As are every one of the many instances where crimes against women are dismissed, tolerated, or gotten away with (either by word or acti...more
HOWEVER : There is a TON of swearing ! And I do mean a TON !
That was very disapointing . :( but, I now have a fully edited book if someone wants to swap/sell with me. :)
I just got a black pin coverd the words. I would have given this story a 5 if it wer...more
"Mr. Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combines."—_The New York Times_Product Description
He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets.
There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically implanted beneath the flesh of his hip. Evidence that plastic surgery has altered his face. Strange things that he say...more
Anyway, on to the source material.
The book isn't nearly as fast-paced as the movie, and that's a bad thing. Though Ludlom perfected the process t...more
The story, for those of you who haven't seen the rather loose film adaptation, is as follows. A youngish, bullet-riddled man is found more dead than alive on a beach i...more
The story is about a man with extraordinary talents who loses his memory. Although he loses hi identity, he finds that he has an uncanny ability to recognize and react to dangerous situations. He finds that he has knowledge of martial arts and kno...more
*Perhaps these stories need to be read as a serie...more
The Bourne Identity is a decent spy thriller about a man who loses his memory and tries to figure out who he is and why everyone wants him dead. It has a very tight plot that keeps you guessing and is a lot more winding than the recent movie. The plotting falls apart some towards the end with some holes, and the ending is pretty unsatisfying. The characters are not written very well, especially the romance which is rather nauseatingly over the top. It is still worthwhile though.
The story begins with our main character on a boat in the middle of a terrible storm in the ocean. He then jumps off the boat and gets pushed like a rag doll in the ocean. He soon sees that the boat explodes, he realizes that he won but didn't know what...more
Definitely a page-turner, and the docked stars are due to two points:
(1) my incapacity to follow complicated political intrigue, with all the names and state departments to keep track of…oh wait, this probably holds true for reality; and (2) my incapacity to believe the love story between Jason and Marie, but this might be the Jane Austen side of me speaking. If you're the kind of reader who doesn't car...more
In the end, I like the movie better...more
Ludlum is one of the authors (like Patterson and Child and many others) who seems able to churn out novels at an unhealthy speed, and a lot of the work has become generic as a result.
However of all the stories Ludlum wrote, the Bourne Identity is one of the best (along with my personal favourites, The Osterm...more
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum is the first book in the three-book Bourne series (original). It tells the story of the protagonist Jason Bourne who finds himself in an island near Marseilles, amnesiac, having been recovered almost dead, by a fishing boat. But he comes to know, with the help of the island doctor, his skills which are combative in nature.
This story is a search for identity of Jason Bourne as he faces deadly situations in which people are trying to kill h...more
Several things are worthy of note, here. First off, Carlos the Jackal was a real terrorist that this book uses as its main enemy, and the line between fact...more
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