Jumper: Griffin's Story (Jumper)
What if you were only five years old?
Griffin O'Connor jumped for the first time in front of a busload of tourists in Oxford; there was no hope of keeping his ability a secret. He was hunted from that day, on the run with his family, and then without them. His onl ...more
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I picked this book up based off a recommendation on one of the YA book boards. The recommendation should have come with preface - this is NOT a stand-alone book. You see, way back in the 80's Steven Gould published a book called Jumper: A Novel. It was followed several years later by a sequel, Reflex ...more
For starters it really is a good back story. (side note, a friend and I just watched the movie again - still terrible - even this book which is in the same vein is loads better. Hopefully they'll do better in 2013 wh ...more
Having read the first two Jumper books by Steven Gould, I was interested in seeing if this book would fit into the continuity of the books or the movie adaptation (which departed from the books significantly). Apparently, it's the latter, much to the detriment of the book. It's quite unfortunate actually, that this book and the movie seem to overwrite the events of the first two books with a complete ...more
This is the story of Griffin, of course. He's a Jumper. Someone who can teleport anywhere, by just thinking about it. No technological gadget required. Just some natural ability he has.
For some reason, this Jumping ability is seen as a threat to National Security. So, there's this secret orga ...more
There's a little been of a feel of been-there from Jumper, what with Griffin in this story also making his own little secret getaway spot, but it elaborates on it somewhat. Some interesting tidbits and elaborations are in there that I can only assume people pointed out to SJG after Jumper.
I read one chapter Monday night and then read the rest of the book straight through last night. I couldn't put it down. The story starts with Griffin as a nine year old boy in San Diego. He and his father drive out into the desert and Griffin practices his jumping, both with paintball guns. There are rules [for his safety] to never jump when someone is around, never jump to or from the same place, and only if he has permission.
This book intrigued me as it shows how a boy has to survive on his own from the age of 9. What really fascinates me is the fact that this boy can teleport himself to anywhere at anytime with just one 'jump'. He is being followed by people, and he is on the run. People often think about how their life would be different if they could teleport, and this story shows just that.
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I loved how this book had a handful of suspen ...more
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Griffin's character certainly takes on a much more developed and intricate background than even the movie's main character, David Rice. In fact, that's what really pulled me into the story more than anything else. I get the feeling that Gould was eager to explore the world he was given from the movie and set out to see just exactly ...more
A note at the beginning of this book indicates that it's based in the world of the (rather poor) movie Jumper, not the book. The difference is that in the original Jumper, there were no other teleporters, nor anyone else with special a ...more
Books like Jumper: Griffin’s Story only come to people a few times in their lives. This book by Steven Gould is a great work of science fiction brought to the public by the good people at Tor Books and published in 2007. This book, though a little old in trends, is a real diamond in the ruff.
The book is based on the book Jumper, but other than the abilities of Griffin and some similarities in the villain there are no relations to its predecessor. In a surprising turn of ev ...more
This book was just as entertaining as the first two Jumper books. I like that Steven Gould added to the Jumper universe created by the movie's director, even though I liked Mr. Gould's universe better.
I do get annoyed by some of the bleeding heart liberal themes and I could tell by all the illegals this book was going to hold the course. Also, the heroes and heroins of his stories are always overly pacifist. That "violence is not the answer" crap doesn't work in the real world and it ce ...more
This book was written to follow the rules as set forth in the motion picture "Jumper" but it won't make you like the movie any better. Because now not only does the movie screw up Davey's story it also does not provied nerely enough Griffin.
Griffin is y ...more
Griffin has a secret. It's a secret that he's sworn to his parents to keep, and never tell.Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. The first time was when he was five, and his parents crossed an ocean to protect the secret.The most important time was when he was nine.That was the day that the men came to his house and murdered his parents.Griffin knows that the men were looking for him, and he must never let them find him.
Griffin grows up with only two goa
In the original story Davy created a sort of Quantum door between two places and then pulled reality around him. test were done on dave in reflex and is was shown that he released no radiation while jumping. Davy couldn't take anything with him on a jump that he couldn't pick up, o ...more
The author, Steven Gould, does a fair job of introducing and fleshing out the Griffin character in this backstory; leading us through his formative years and detailing the earliest tragedies that led to his guerilla war ...more
Griffin's parents warned him from a very young age that he was not to "jump" (teleportation power) and he had certain rules that he must follow. They even had to move to a different country due to his "jumping" abilities. Griffin's parents are killed one night and it forces him to be on "the run" as a young man. He is capable of surviving, but also ...more
Why do I keep falling into this young adult fictions books?! They are poorly written and always full of foul language.
So what's good about it? It is a very fast read and entertaining. It's characters are 2 dimensional, which is better than most science fiction. The plot is not entirely unbelievable.
What's bad about it? It is very episodic and the ending is very rushed. Only two characters are consistently present throughout the entire book and one of those only marginally so. Many characters are just dropped after certain e ...more
Reading the first couple books, about the dangerous life Davy chose to lead, I kept wondering why he didn't bother with some martial arts training, and in this one Griffin finally does. But the answer to my question is that therefor really no need -- Gould's jumpers can ...more