when i was a kid, my parents, my mom mostly, but my dad too, read the bourne identitty, and the following books.
i have always been a reader, and i tried to read these books at my mom’s request, as she knew i would like them, but i tried, one time, and i didn’t get into it.
now, at age thirty-two, i am in the middle of watching the movie, not because my mom liked the book but because i like matt damon, and i checked out some nintendo gamecpube games from a movie-rental place, and for signing up for an account i got a free movie, too, and the bourne identity had matt damon in it.
and suddenly i am finding myself thinking i missed something big.
now, i’m not an indie snob. i like the bands i like, no matter what other people think.
but suddenly i’m faced with the idea that i had the chance to like some books, in the eighties…
and here it is the year 2006, and i have never read them…
and they are likely very good.
to make up for this oversight in my personal inventory of “have read”, i have requested all of the books related to this series that i can find from my local library.
mom: you were right, and i was wrong.