The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1) by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)

Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereWho is Jason Bourne? Is he an assassin, a terrorist, a thief? Why has he got four million dollars in a Swiss bank account? Why has someone tried to murder him?...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?


Details The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)

TitleThe Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)
ISBN9780752864327
Author
Release DateMar 24th, 2005
PublisherOrion
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Spy Thriller, Espionage
Rating

Reviews The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1)

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2009-09-27
    First of all let me say...the recent movie with Matt Damon, I hated it. They butchered the story. I understand shortening for time (as in The Lord of the Rings) I understand combining characters...but why take a book's title then completely rewrite the story? 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 comple...
  • Seth T.
    2007-10-16
    I loved the movie and heard that I the book was comparatively awesome. And it was.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 ...
  • Duckie
    2010-04-13
    I don't remember how this ended because I had to buy myself a Jack-and-Coke to get through the last chapter. Ludlum belongs in a very small, elite group of authors who don't know what words mean. To illustrate this, here are some passages from the book followed by the first image that came to mind when I read them:"'If I scream, Monsieur?' The powdered mask was cracked with lines of venom now, the bright red lipstick defining the snarl of an agin...
  • woody
    2009-03-16
    Sorry if you loved this book, I HATED it. Maybe it was above my reading level. There were just too many "alpha, bravo,cain, delta...Cain is for Charlie, Delta is for Cain!" This book put me to sleep so many nights it is surprising that I finished it. I just kept hoping that jason bourne would die...Good thing I shop at Goodwill and it only cost me 50 cents! Everyone tells me that I should give the movie a chance and that it is better than the boo...
  • Bagtree
    2010-08-18
    This book caused me pain. Intense boredom, odd moments of indignation, and pain. It's poorly-paced. The prose is a clunky, redundant, pointlessly vague affront to all that is good in the English language. The dialogue is stilted and horrid. The characters are so robotic I begin to question whether Ludlum ever met a human being, and the "romance" is not only horribly oversold BUT PREDICATED ON BOURNE USING HIS LOVE INTEREST AS A HUMAN SHIELD. I do...
  • Bodosika Bodosika
    2016-05-14
    A marvelous book.
  • Brian
    2016-10-04
    I watched this movie around nine years ago, I think. I just remember this guy walking around and kicking ass with dramatic music in the background. I didn’t get the plot. I still don’t understand the intricacies of the plot, but I get the overall gist. Ludlum writes with amazing skill; I mean, literary skill, in my opinion. He writes poetic, dramatic excerpts, particularly concerning Bourne’s mental struggles. He weaves a double plot line. ...
  • Danaja
    2010-08-06
    This book was my introduction to spy novels and its still the best I've read in that area. Incredibly detailed and full of suspense. My favorite spy and one of my favorite villains rolled in to one in to exhilarating package with fast pace action.If you like authentic tooch in what you read you'll love this! Must note that the movie is completely different from the book. In my opinion the book is a much better experience.
  • LaFleurBleue
    2012-06-03
    The scenario is absolutely excellent and probably one of the best I ever read in terms of complexity and continuous action and/or new discoveries. What an imagination ! The story and the characters are slightly different from the movie; I should say the storyline is way much more complex in the book; the characters could do with a bit more substance. The major drawback which explains my rather poor quotation of this book is indeed the writing qua...
  • Jonathan
    2011-12-23
    I decided to finally jump on the Robert Ludlum train and read this. I'd recently also jumped on the Mat Damon train and watched the film trilogy. Yes, where had I been the past few years? Well being a teenager of course and living in places where these trains didn't run. Humour aside I'm going to use the next few paragraphs to convince you of why I enjoyed this novel so much and to assure you why you should read this book (or re-read or re-re-rea...