Guest Post: Jason Bourne – The Ultimate Spy
I’ve made it to 100 posts! So, what does one do for one’s 100th post? One gets someone else to write it! My wonderful husband has agreed to take the task upon himself and will be joining the book blogosphere this evening. It seems quite fitting for him to take over my 100th post, because without him my very first post would have never happened.
Without further ado, please put your hands together for the Mr.!
The Bourne Identity is pretty much the ultimate spy novel you will ever read. If you haven’t read it yet, you will be convinced to read it by the end of this blog post.
Jason Bourne is the main character in a trilogy of books by Robert Ludlum. The first book in the series, The Bourne Identity, starts with Jason being shot multiple times and dumped overboard into the murky waters of the Mediterranean Sea. From there he miraculously survives but has complete amnesia and is soon attacked by people he does not know. He naturally uses his spy skills, his cunning and intelligence to try to figure out who he is and why he was almost murdered.
Soon after you start reading the book you will become emotionally attached to the well-being of Mr. Bourne and in figuring out why so many people are after him. The novel has multiple plot lines, a range of characters and so many questions that leave you wondering how any of it can be resolved.
Who is Carlos the Jackal, what is Jason’s history, and what was he doing on that boat?
A word about the film: The Bourne Identity; please, the film and the book share the same name but beyond that they are completely different stories. Don’t relate the two and if you’ve seen the movie but haven’t opened the book give it a try; it will open your eyes to the great storytelling of Robert Ludlum.
If you are even remotely interested in thriller, suspense, or spy novels, read this book. You will be pleasantly surprised.