Friday, August 24, 2007

Jumper: Griffin’s Story-Steven Gould

Jumper: Griffin’s Story
Steven Gould
Tor, Aug 2007, $24.95
ISBN: 9780765318275

When Griffin was four year old he learned he had the uncanny skill of a Jumper, being able to teleport himself to any place he has been. His parents warned him to keep his ability secret and quickly relocated out of fear. When he turned nine the men arrived at his home in search of him; they killed his parents, but he leaped to safety before the hit men could murder him.

Over the years, Griffin vows to survive long enough to kill those who murdered his parents. Nothing will stop him although he knows he must learn who the planners and financiers behind the operation are. Every one of them must die if he is to avenge his parents’ murders and if he is to survive as his adversaries want him dead.

This is a book based on an upcoming movie based on a book originally written by the same author Steven Gould. Griffin’s story is fun to follow although it has a film feel to it as it jumps from one action scene to another. Still Mr. Gould showcases his talent as readers will empathize with Griffin, whose jumps seem genuine and his obsession for revenge real.

Harriet Klausner

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