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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
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Robert M. Pirsig
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Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
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Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
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Robert M. Solomon
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The Bourne Supremacy - Robert Ludlum The Bourne Supremacy is not a brilliant, stand-out novel. It certainly won't go down in history as a classic work of fiction. In fact, there is nothing that spectacular about The Bourne Supremacy at all.

Keeping that in mind, I suppose I could rate this novel a spiteful 1 star. I could also compare it to more enduring works of suspense or nitpick about Ludlum's writing and how he didn't devote years to the study of Mandarin so as to make the dialogue more believable.

But The Bourne Supremacy accomplishes exactly what it set out to do. I seriously doubt Ludlum intended it to stand against Heart of Darkness or anything by James Joyce. The Bourne Supremacy delivers exactly what the reader wants and expects, and that's worth a solid 3 stars.