5.07.2007

So I Found This Book in the Attic...


This weekend while digging around upstairs in my attic, I found a 1981 copy of the Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. I thought this was pretty interesting as the movie The Bourne Identity came out in 2002 (There was also a made for TV movie from 1988 as well). What makes it even more unique is the author who wrote the book, Mr. Ludlum passed away in 2001. In addition to all this, after Ludlum's death, more "Bourne" books were (ghost)written by Eric van Lustbader.


So let me get this straight, this successful author passes away in 2001. Next, a movie starring a big name actor (Matt Damon) comes out, it does so well it gets a sequel, and then a sequel to that sequel. Then finally two additional books come out based on your character which will probably made into more sequels upon sequels etc...talk about people profiting from one man's death.


No matter, I assume his family or charity of his choice is being paid handsomely. As for me, I'm enjoying my 25+ year old book that I got for free.

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