I read this book years ago, long before the movies started coming out. I thought it was great and was excited when the movie came out in 2002 starring Matt Damon. I thought Mr. Damon did a fantastic job. The movie stuck very close to the book, but of course the book goes into a lot more detail as expected.
I found an original hardcopy of the book at a used bookstore. I thought I would enjoy reading it again. I was right. Mr. Ludlum has a great way with words. His descriptions are easy to see with the mind’s eye and his delineation of characters are right on.
I would recommend this book even if you’ve already seen the movies.
Robert Ludlum wrote the Bourne trilogy. They are: “The Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, and the Bourne Ultimatum. There are other Jason Bourne books but they are written by Eric Van Lustbader.
This is the first time I’ve read anything from this author. I’m probably one of the few who hasn’t read any of his books considering he is an international bestselling author with over 70 million books in print. That’s nearly twice as many as I have. (Yeah, I wish).
Myron Bolitar overhears some young girls in his basement talking about drinking at a party. He is concerned about them driving and drinking. He insists the girls promise him that if they have been drinking or in some kind of bind and don’t want to call their parents, they can call him no matter the time. He promises not to tell their parents.
It is several nights later when Myron gets a call at two in the morning. When he picks up the girl, she asks that he drive her to a friend’s house and not to tell her parents. Myron is a little suspicious, but he made a promise.
The girl is soon declared missing. Weeks earlier another girl disappeared.
Myron feels responsible for the girl and sets out to find her. Leads take him in several directions with several suspects. The question is: what happened to the two girls. Did they run away or were they kidnapped?
I thought the story was very suspenseful with some good twists. It was worth reading.
When I write a blog, I try to keep it relevant. Often it will be about writing and books. I also review books that I read.