April 15th, 2020

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Book Critique - The Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne #2)

For review of all books in the series, go here 

Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: A fantastical spy tale by Ludlum that keeps the reader in the edge, giving them shivers and chills at every turn of the page. 

The Bourne Supremacy is the second book in the Jason Bourne series by Robert Ludlum, published in February of 1986. The plot begins where it ended in the first book The Bourne Identity. Jason Bourne, a CIA assassin, is brought back to life, by a conspiracy to avoid a war, almost costing his life.

David Webb aka Jason Bourne, after finally getting back most of his memories, marries Marie St. Jacques, the Canadian economist, who helps him in the first book, The Bourne Identity, and settles in Maine teaching Asian studies. But someone is killing in Hong Kong and other places in Asia emulating Bourne. As the conspiracy comes to life, David is forced to bring his alter-ego Bourne back to life to capture the imposter as well as save his wife, Marie.

I have seen the film The Bourne Supremacy numerous times but never read the book. Just as the books went, this was also the second installment in the Jason Bourne film series, in which Matt Damon continued to portray the titular role, and was released in 2004. Now that finally I am reading the book, I realize that the movie's plot and the book are poles apart, nothing was the same.

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Kitchen Fun - Date & Walnuts Bread

As part of my recovery period that started a year ago post-cancer, I am supposed to eat walnuts and dates everyday. However, after a year of eating them, I started feeling bored of them and had been trying to find ways to incorporate them in my daily intake. One way I found was to make this date & walnut bread.

Easy recipe, healthy ingredients and suits my purpose, even though I felt it a bit on drier side. 

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