April 1, 2008

Jumper by Steven Gould

Jumper: A Novel (Jumper) by Steven Gould


I got this book from the library because the movie previews made the story look interesting. I got 5 pages in and put it down. The first page had a drunk dad about to beat his son. And then a couple more pages in the boy was about to be raped by older men, followed shortly by terrible profanity. That's all I know about the book.

I don't know what the story is about so I took the review off Amazon.

From Library Journal
The sudden discovery of his teleportation ability rescues teenager David Rice from his abusive father. It also signals the beginning of a new life for the troubled young man. Gould's first novel features a hero who is not particularly wise and whose ethics are sometimes questionable, but whose yearnings and psychological turmoil ring true. A dollop of suspense and a dash of romance make this fast-paced sf adventure a good purchase for large libraries.

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