Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Title: The Bourne Identity
Author: Robert Ludlum
Series: Jason Bourne #1
Genre: Thriller, espionage
Reason for Reading: I liked the movies.
Pages: A whopping 535.
Copyright Date: 1980, and it shows that the book is more than 20 years old.
Cover: Bright red. A conch shell with a stake through it - why, I don't know.
First line: "The trawler plunged into the angry swells of the dark, furious sea like an awkward animal trying desperately to break out of an impenetrable swamp." I'm sorry to tell you that the language does not improve.
Best part: It was interesting to see how it had been changed and adapted for the movie.
Worst part: Lonnnng. I felt every one of those 535 pages.
Imaginary Theme Song: The theme from Rocky.
Grade: C-
Recommended for: If you miss those 80's style Cold War spy novels. And I did kind of miss them, myself.
Related Reads: I don't read a lot of spy novels, but Declare by Tim Powers would kick this book's ass.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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