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Jumper

Copyright 1992 by Steven Gould

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I first read this on the 2nd May 2008.

This is the story of a gifted but troubled adolescent and his struggles to form constructive relationships with individuals and society at large. In his case this involves alcoholism, ageism, sexism and terrorism, pretty much the normal range of issues through which we all struggle. The boy can also teleport. I consider that an edge.

This was Steven Gould's first novel and it shows his inexperience. The plot is weak and although the writing is often strong, the real tension at the start drains away as the novel works toward its conclusion. You could just watch the movie.

Steven's next novel was "Wildside" four years later, and that was great fun. Címon Hollywood, make a movie of that.

Loaded on the 31st December 2014.
    
Cover of Jumper
Cover by 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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