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Bourne Identity (Read a Great Movie) (original 1975; edition 2005)

by Robert Ludlum

Series: Bourne (1)

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Title:Bourne Identity (Read a Great Movie)
Authors:Robert Ludlum
Info:Orion Paperbacks (2005), Paperback, 576 pages
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The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (1975)

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So very different from the Movie, except for the basic premise and the character names :)
great book.. ( )
  _RSK | Jan 26, 2016 |
Well first and foremost besides having the same Bourne character the movie is completely different.

In this book Jason Bourne suffers from severe amnesia. All he can seem to remember is he has to trap Carlos Charlie is for kane and delta is for kane. As Jason recovers he realizes he has excellent skills that make him highly resourceful. By the end of the book he has disrupted Carlos' opperation to the point of chaos. Carlos then marks Bourne to be his next hit. He holds no punches and uses all his skills to capture and trap bourne all the while Bourne is trapping Carlos.

This book is filled with suspense and as the story progresses you just want to see him get his memory back and to come out on top. ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
Well first and foremost besides having the same Bourne character the movie is completely different.

In this book Jason Bourne suffers from severe amnesia. All he can seem to remember is he has to trap Carlos Charlie is for kane and delta is for kane. As Jason recovers he realizes he has excellent skills that make him highly resourceful. By the end of the book he has disrupted Carlos' opperation to the point of chaos. Carlos then marks Bourne to be his next hit. He holds no punches and uses all his skills to capture and trap bourne all the while Bourne is trapping Carlos.

This book is filled with suspense and as the story progresses you just want to see him get his memory back and to come out on top. ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
After watching each of the movies in the series multiple times, I decided this past summer it was time for me to read one of the books in the action-packed Bourne series. First off, I want to say I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I had read reviews on the book and thus knew it was going to be different from the movie. Even now, I still have no idea what the producers and directors based the movie off. The Bourne Identity was full of twists and unprecedented actions followed by precedented reactions. In my opinion, Ludlum did a fantastic job on the book and I think i would've enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen the movie first. Regardless of this, I couldn't put it down. Just a warning, the book was quite grim and the language was very blunt and lacked all euphemistic intent. Many people were killed off and there was always shady people doing shady things (similar to the movie). Overall, I think this was one of the better suspense/espionage novels I have read to this day. ( )
  ConnorLynnCSH | Nov 5, 2015 |
Be mindful, these are NOTHING like the movies. ( )
  SLHobbs | Sep 3, 2015 |
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Roman po kome je snimljen i cuveni istoimeni film sa Mat Dejmonom u glavnoj ulozi. Džejson Born je covek koji nema prošlost, a moguce je da nece imati ni buducnost. Jedino cega je svestan jeste da ga je Mediteransko more izbacilo na obalu i da mu je telo izrešetano. Polako ce shvatiti da se nalazi u zamršenoj slagalici iz koje nece moci da pobegne kao ni od svoje prošlosti. I niko ne može da mu pomogne, niko osim žene koja je nekada želela da pobegne od njega.
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The New York Times, Friday, July 11, 1975, FRONT PAGE

DIPLOMATS SAID TO BE LINKED WITH FUGITIVE TERRORIST KNOWN AS CARLOS.

France expelled three high-ranking Cuban diplomats in connection with the worldwide search for the man called Carlos, who is believed to be an important link in an international terrorist network.
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.
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1980 Die Bourne Identität – The Bourne Identity (Titel der ersten deutschsprachigen Ausgabe: Der Borowski-Betrug)
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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 a few clues. A frame of microfilm 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.

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His memory is blank. His bullet-ridden body was fished from the Mediterranean Sea. His face has been altered by plastic surgery. A frame of microfilm has been surgically implanted in his hip. Even his name is a mystery. Marked for death, he is racing for survivasl through aa bizarre world of murderous conspirators--led by Carlos, the world's most dangerous assassin.… (more)

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