Jason Bourne. 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...more
Jason Bourne. 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 says in his delirium— maybe code words. Initial: "J.B." And a number on the film negative that leads to a Swiss bank account, a fortune of four million dollars, and, at last, a name: Jason Bourne. But now he is marked for death, caught in a maddening puzzle, racing for survival through the deep layers of his buried past into a bizarre world of murderous conspirators—led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin. And no one can help Jason Bourne but the woman who once wanted to escape him. less
Wow, what a mistake reading this book. It reads like a Dan Brown novel. All action and no depth. There is nothing to keep you reading- you don't care about the characters so you naturally don't care about the plot either. Ludlum should write movie scripts, not novels.
Very different than the movie. The end is different from the book, and his partner (Mary?) is quite different in the book. At some points, I wasn't so impressed with the flowing of the book, but the plot was pretty good, and so was the description.
Nothing like the movie. Each have their strong points. The book got a bit weighted down, and was more of a straight spy thriller. Jason moving off more learned skills as opposed to instinct.
After having put this down for a few months - I'd need to re-read it prior to picking up the sequel.
Disappointing. I thoroughly enjoyed the films, which led me to finally pick up the first book, but this was a rare case of the films being better than the book. I found the novel largely uninteresting, frequently slow, and it was a chore to finish.