The Bourne Supremacy

by Robert Ludlum | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0553263226 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Odin of Rantoul, Illinois USA on 7/30/2002
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Journal Entry 1 by Odin from Rantoul, Illinois USA on Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Now that the "Bourne Identity" movie has come out, I bet this'll be an easy book to pass on to an interested stranger. (I hope they don't just wait for the next movie.)

Journal Entry 2 by Odin from Rantoul, Illinois USA on Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Released today, by mail, to another BookCrosser in Taneytown, MD.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Just received this in a book exchange with Odin. Will read soon and write more.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmaryzeewing at Taneytown, Maryland USA on Monday, May 07, 2012
First of all, I need to apologize for keeping this book imprisoned on Mt. TBR for way too long. My tastes have changed somewhat since my early BCing days, when I was looking to find my proper reading style. I had recently seen The Bourne Identity movie when it first came out, and thought I might be interested in reading the books. And I thought I should read the trilogy as it was originally written. Then after a while, I got caught up in bookrings/rays and lost interest in a trilogy that was over 1500 pp. long in total. After a while, I thought I really should read this book that I'd kept for so long, and weaned myself off rings/rays (for the most part). Then I just had to clear my decks, so to speak, to make time for this reading challenge.

I read The Bourne Identity about a month ago, and enjoyed it more than I expected to. (While I enjoy some thrillers, spy thrillers aren't usually near the top of that list.) I enjoyed Jason's challenge to learn who he was, despite the government's interference in his and Marie's lives.

This book, with its setting in Hong Kong and China was not as enjoyable to me, since I don't know much about the Orient. I do know that Hong Kong passed to Chinese control about 15 years ago, so when this book was written that issue was very much a concern (that it be a controlled event, rather than as a power play amongst the Chinese). Marie was kidnapped at the beginning of the story, to force David to give up his civilian life and once again become Jason, in order to help the government/military find a "Jason" impersonator (who interestingly, wasn't as dangerous as the "original"). It was interesting to see her become a chameleon, as Jason had earlier taught her, in order to hide herself from her captors. And I enjoyed the devices where Jason remembers what he'd been taught by his earlier instructors/handlers, as it came to him as he needed to resume these skills.

A good but not great read, to me. After all these years, thanks to Odin (not sure if you're still around any or not). This book will soon be in search of a new home, finally.

Released 7 yrs ago (5/19/2012 UTC) at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion and Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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