The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (‘The Bourne’ series Book #1)


Format: Mass Market Paperbound - Published: February 1, 1984 - 544 Pages - ISBN: 0553260111 - Published By: Bantam


The Bourne Identity

by Robert Ludlum

‘The Bourne’ series Book #1

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 few clues. A frame of microfild 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.

Review: Finished May 2nd, 2006. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!! You can bet that, when and if I run out of book in my TBR pile (yeah, right – like that’ll ever happen!) or if I’m in the mood, I’ll definitely reread this book, probably the whole series. It’s action-packed, filled with twists, turns, plots, theories, conspiracies, and one man trying desperately to figure out who and what he is. Ludlum’s writing style is/was certainly different, but I enjoyed it wholeheartedly. The characters felt soooo real! You could feel Jason’s pain, his confusion, and although you could tell that Jason and Marie love each other, you don’t quite feel the sparks you should, but then again, the book is by no means a romance – far from it! It’s an ‘edge-of-your-seat-page-turner’ and I’d recommend it to anyone who liked/loved the movie!



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