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The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum
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Feb 28, 12

bookshelves: thriller
Read in August, 2010

have now read the first three of these books: The first two were; The Bourne Identity; The Bourne Supremacy. The book really feels like it is dragging out the series. The Bourne Identity was quite good and Supremacy was worth reading. This one just went on repeating the same premise over 540 pages. The Jackal is now old and wants to kill Bourne before he dies. In order to live in peace Bourne must therefore kill the jackal. Bourne is getting old and feels aches and pains he would never have felt before. Set that in The Caribbean, Then in Paris, Then in Moscow, then in a KGB training complex where the Jackal gets it. Hope that didn’t spoil it for you, but then that is one of the problems with this book – there was no way Jason Bourne was going to die therefore either the Jackal dies, appears to have died or escapes and disappears – with the second two having him pop-up again in the next book. There isn’t enough to keep you hooked. There isn’t enough to believe in. I won’t read any more of the Bourne books – which I think aren’t by Ludlum anyway. I might read one of his other books though –but not for a long time as I have a long list of books I want to read at the moment.
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