Reflex (Jumper #2)
Reflex picks up ten years after Jumper. During that time, Davy has been working as a courier for the NSA. He pops in, delivers or picks up a package, and pops out. The trouble is, he'll only do the job if he knows what he's delivering, and if it won't hurt anybody.
His characters arrived fully formed, deductive, and inventive. The story line was engrossing, but I only give five stars to the books I absolutely can't put down. There were several wel...more
I found the story to only be fair, and the fact that Davey's wife spontaneously learns to Jump (first chapter...not a spoiler) seems rather absurd. Davey's power has never been explained, but the idea that someone without the power can suddenly learn it seems a much bigge...more
I rated this novel as 'worthy'!
This is yet another one of Gould's which has a title competing for attention. There are at least four other books with the same title! I've read the two Gould novels which bracket this one and thoroughly enjoyed both so I expected no problems with this one, wa...more
While Davy struggles to figure out his escape, his wife Millie is stunned to discover that she can teleport too....more
Davy thinks he's alone...what if he isn't?
When Davy was a young teen, he discovered that he was capable of teleportation. At first, it was only when he was terrified and in horrible danger. Later, he learned to control his ability, and went to work for a secret government agency.
Now, a mysterious group of people has taken Davy captive. They don't want to hire him, and they don't have any hope of appealing to him to help them. What they want is to own him. They want to use his abilities for th
"Shut up," she explained.
"Did I say pain in the neck? I must've meant another portion of the anatomy."
As well, just about any time Davy or Millie think about sex, it's in the most adolescent way possible.
Further, the characterization of Millie is...more
I cruised through this book: it's easy to read, and moves along well. In the first book, we follow along as the main character di...more
Although it took a while, it's a good thing that Reflex, the sequel to Steven Gould's Jumper, came along. The main problem with the first book, despite the appealing premise, was the lack of a plot-moving conflict until late in the story. Reflex redeems the series (can it be called that?) by getting the action started very early on and the book thrills almost until the last page. Like the first book,...more
I first watched the movie and liked it, so I was interested of reading the book, because the books are always better than the movies. But I was disapointed.
The first book : Jumper, was enjoyable. I liked it because there wasn’t a “enemy” that wants to kill David, it was like a book about a normal kid (except the fact that he can teleport) that is living is life. That made the book more realistic and representative of a real life. But for the same reason, I wasn’t thrilled to continu of reading....more
I also have a couple of quibbles. I have a low tolerance for a book that spends a lot of time explaining what happened in the previous book(s), in case you haven't read th...more
Obviously not as good as the first one, it focuses on a more mature couple - Davy and Millie - and their reactions, feelings and thoughts are more complex now, which I really enjoyed.
It kept me interested all through the pages because I really needed to know what will happen to Davy or how did Millie became a teleport ( and I never got the answer to that question), but it's really catchy and as detailed or more th...more
What I got was only slightly short of that. Because of the relative security Davy's life has settled into, there wasn't the intense conflict to boost the plot line like there was in Jumper. However, I was still quite enveloped in this story, and, though different from the first and slightly disappointing because o...more
Just like in the first book, the writing is great, but the actual dialogue between all characters is really awkward. They say the weirdest, out-of-place things to each other all the time, which is a little distracting. Also, every time sex is...more
Davey is working for the NSA on the quiet in sensitive cases like kidnapping and extraction, and his wife is a counsellor. Very quickly, their lives are upended when Davey - who has no limits on where he can go in an instant - is kidnapped, and can't escape.
This is a gre...more
Jumper is about a teenaged boy living with an abusive power who learns to jump. He suddenly has this mysterious power to teleport away from this bad situation and find a better life for himself. It's magical and mysterious, but at the same time, it was believable.
Now, the sequel? Not so magical or mysterious. Not at all. The plot may have moved faster, but it was a bit too much for me....more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book with the exception of one little thing that drove me nuts! Why was Millie constantly running out of clean underwear? She has all of her other wardrobe items under control, but always running low on underwear ..... You would think the author could come up with another device to initiate her need to jump to another location...more
But the author is still a sissy, anti-gun, bleeding heart liberal.
I'll probably go ahead and listen to the audiobook for Jumper: Griffin's Story even though I enjoy Steven Gould's Jumper universe much more that the one created by the movie's director.
Dumbest quote ever:
"Hands off, vomit boy"
The antagonists are especially notable for their lack (or near-lack) of flatness as characters. Despite the (terrible) things they do in the course of the...more
STUFF HE GOT RIGHT: #1) This book is so different from its prequel! I LOVE that. A sequel shouldn't be the same rehashed story. The plot points, challenges, even the CHARACTERS are different. It has, after all, been 10 years since the events of Book 1. He and Millie are now married working...more