Book Reviews of BOURNE SUPREMACY

BOURNE SUPREMACY
BOURNE SUPREMACY
Author: Robert Ludlum
ISBN-13: 9780553199420
ISBN-10: 0553199420
Publication Date: 2/1/1987
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 12
I don't normally go out of my way to read spy novels, but this series is fantastic. The movies deviate quite a bit from the novels, and (naturally!) the books are better.
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Helpful Score: 8
I love the movies, but Ludlum is a bit of a tough read, to me. He can get a little repetitive and certain scenes just seem to hit a plateau for a while. But the things he comes up with for Bourne to do and the ways to get out of these things are just marvelous, and so we read it anyway. And so should you.
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Helpful Score: 7
Good read. Great for plane trips, but I wouldn't read it multiple times, since the mystery & intrigue are the draw. This is actually the 2nd Bourne book. It is followed by the Bourne ultimatum. Once again- it is not like the movies since it was written during the Cold War era.
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Helpful Score: 7
The movie is better than the book in this case. Ludlum tends to over-analyze the political situation, and the action loses focus due to it.
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Helpful Score: 6
Although different from the movies, and more intense, but a very good read.
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Helpful Score: 6
Like it's predessor, The Bourne Identity, a real page turner. Fast paced, suspenseful, and peopled with three dimensional characters.
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Helpful Score: 6
Every Ludlum book is engrossing and this is no exception. I had to read it in one sitting because I could not put it down.
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Helpful Score: 5
Good action, nothing like the movie.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another incredible book from Robert Ludlum. Very action packed. A real page turner
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Helpful Score: 2
Whenever possible, I wait to read a book until I have seen the movie, but for some reason I didn't wait for this movie before I read the book. First thing I have to say is the movie is NOTHING like the book, so don't judge this book by it's movie. The book came before the movie, and one doesn't spoil you for the other. As good as the first book in the series, this gives you more information into Jason Bourne's history, and is packed with action and suspense. Bourne is back and leaving quite a wake.
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Helpful Score: 2
"The Bourne Supremacy" is one of the rare cases in which the movie is better than the book. Paul Greengrass's film is much more interesting, well developed and made than the book. The script started near the book, but it is developed in another way, creating a more believable and interesting character with a electrifying plot -- something missed in the book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Jason Bourne's second adventure. Better than the movie!
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Helpful Score: 1
In this sequel to The Bourne Identity , David Webb, still suffering flashbacks to his Jason Bourne persona, is forced to undertake a final, possibly fatal mission after his wife is kidnapped.
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Helpful Score: 1
The book is wordy and slow.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Reading , Alot more decriptive and entertaining than the movie!
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Warning to Movie Watchers: This is an excellent book full of action but the movie strayed greatly from the book. I recommend that you do not expect this to 'be like the movie'
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A great read,although nothing like the movie it keeps you burning through the pages. If you read this book and like it,I suggest the Parsifal Mosaic,also by Ludlum.
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More Jason Bourne,s adventures,the second book in the series,as usual Ludlum is a very good read.
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A mysterious and deadly assasin is impersonating Jason Bourne, hero of The Bourne Identity and one time hunter of the infamous terrorist 'the Jackal.' 'Bourne' is really David Webb, a man who has tried to live a normal life and put his past behind him. This is the second book in the Bourne trilogy but can be read and understood alone. It is as thrilling and action packed as the other two books and is a lot of fun- the plot moves a little faster than 'The Bourne Identity' which was a good book but sometimes seemed to drag.
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Excellent!!! Pure LUDLUM.
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Wow.. nothing at all like the movie. This book had a few spots where one particular part seemed to drag on and on but over all a great book. I can't wait to read the third.
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A fun, easy read. Since this is the third book in the series, I would think that you would know what to expect - international intrigue and violence. Entertaining.
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This is one of Robert Ludlum's best thrillers. It's a fast-paced, action-packed thriller.
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a real spy thriller and tells the true story of Bourne and is what the movie should have been, if you haven't read it you can't beat the impact of the this novel even though it deals with the Cold War era many topics relevant to the here and now.
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A fast paced ride! A great book (much better & very different from the movie).
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From Publishers Weekly
Ludlum has never come up with a more head-spinning, spine-jolting, intricately mystifying, Armageddonish, in short Ludlumesque, thriller than this. A Peking leader of seemingly irreproachable reputation, secretly a Kuomintang fanatic, has masterminded a plot to take over Hong Kong via political assassination, the result of which would be civil war in China and possibly global disaster. His principal agent is an assassin-for-hire masquerading as the legendary "Jason Bourne," a one-time secret U.S. agent now, under his real name David Webb, struggling with the aid of a psychiatrist and his loving wife Marie to recover from amnesia. Only one man can destroy the conspiracy: Webb, who must be persuaded to re-assume his Bourne identity, track down the impostor and through him lay a trap for the vile Shengthe "persuasion" to be by way of his abducted wife. The action jolts from the back alleys of Hong Kong and Kowloon to a secret government complex in the Colorado mountains to the seats of power in Peking and even the interior of Mao's tomb. Every chapter ends with a cliff-hanger; the story brims with assassination, torture, hand-to-hand combat, sudden surprise and intrigue within intrigue. It's a sure-fire bestseller.
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Excellent suspense for the thinking person!
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Jason Bourne is back!
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So enjoyable!!!
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This book is so good! It is very exciting.
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Spies, running, guns......
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good read
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Ludlum has never come up with a more head-spinning, spine-jolting, intricately mystifying, Armageddonish, in short Ludlumesque, thriller than this. A Peking leader of seemingly irreproachable reputation, secretly a Kuomintang fanatic, has masterminded a plot to take over Hong Kong via political assassination, the result of which would be civil war in China and possibly global disaster. His principal agent is an assassin-for-hire masquerading as the legendary "Jason Bourne," a one-time secret U.S. agent now, under his real name David Webb, struggling with the aid of a psychiatrist and his loving wife Marie to recover from amnesia. Only one man can destroy the conspiracy: Webb, who must be persuaded to re-assume his Bourne identity, track down the impostor and through him lay a trap for the vile Shengthe "persuasion" to be by way of his abducted wife. The action jolts from the back alleys of Hong Kong and Kowloon to a secret government complex in the Colorado mountains to the seats of power in Peking and even the interior of Mao's tomb. Every chapter ends with a cliff-hanger; the story brims with assassination, torture, hand-to-hand combat, sudden surprise and intrigue within intrigue. It's a sure-fire bestseller.
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Real good. A little hard to believe a White Man can speak Chinese.
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Washington, London, Peking-terror sweeps the globe. The Vice-Premier of the People's Republic has been brutally slain by a legendary assassin. Worl.d leaders, taipans, overlords of crime-all ask the same fearful questions: Why has Bourne come back? Who is paying him? Who is next on his death list?
Colorado-U.S. officials know a shocking truth: there is no Jason Bourne, there never was. The name weas created as a cover for David Webb on his search for the notorious killer Carlos. But now someone else has resurrected the name. And if he is not stopped, the Far East and the world will pay a devastating price.
Maine-Cruelly, irrevocably, David Webb is forced to act. Jason Bourne must loive again. Once again he must utilize his murderous skills. Because once again, like a nightmare relived, the woman he loves is suddenly torn from his life. To find her, to trap his own impostor, to uncover the explosive plan of a mastermind called the "client," Webb must launch a desperate odyssey into the espionage killing fields. But this time, to survive will not be enough. This time, Bourne must reign supreme.
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good condition paperback. great story by Ludlum.
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Different cover, same great story. The continuing adventures of Jason Bourne. If you like espionage, this is a book for you!

Tasha