Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Bourne Ultimatum

I have finally finished the Bourne trilogy. That's 2 books wrapped up in 2 weeks. I have 3 more I'm reading that I hope to have finished by July 21st when my preordered copy of Harry Potter shows up.

I liked the Bourne trilogy, the first two books more than the third. I think with 2 of the worlds best assasins fighting each other that more of the important characters would die. It's amazing how many times Carlos has shots at Jason Bourne and Alex and yet they both come out of the book alive. Other things that annoyed me is that Jason Bourne is supposedly older and feeling the pain, but it's only mentioned briefly from time to time, and it never hinders him. After having been shot in the neck he still takes off on an around the world chase after Carlos, where he's diving in the streets, getting covered with shard of glass and metal from grenades, being shot at, and shot in the shoulder and the leg, and walking into more than 1 gunfight, where he's diving and crawling, all after being shot in the neck.

The Bourne Ultimatum is a good suspensful book that feels like it was taken a bit too far. Characters were introduced for almost too short of a time before being killed, and others just seem to be in the way. The first two books however, are awesome, two of the better books that I've read, so if you've read them you may as well finish the trilogy, but don't keep your hopes up too high for the final book in the series.

I hope you at least get the chance to read The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremecy