Denver Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club
An ALA Notable Book of the Year
Book club edition hardcover
cover art by Romas (left)
2002 Starscape paperback
cover art by Vince Natale (right)
Amy's Short Summary :
Jumper - Steven Gould
This book tells the story of Davy Rice, an eighteen year old who discovers that he can teleport when he escapes his alcoholic father to the safety of the Stanville Public Library.
Davy runs away to New York City, where he can't get a job since he doesn't have the proper ID. But he can jump somewhere if he can remember it clearly. So he gets money another way. At a Broadway play, he meets Millie, a vacationing college student from Oklahoma. She finds his idle rich lifestyle unusual.
Davy looks for his mother, Mary Niles, who disappeared some six years earlier. There turns out to be many things a jumper can do, although some gather unwanted attention.summary written by
10 Wow! Don't miss it
8-9 Highly recommended
5-6 Mild recommendation
3-4 Take your chances
1-2 Below average; skip it
0 Get out the flamethrower!
U Unfinishable or unreadable
- Skipped or no rating given
Jumper (2008) - the movie
Directed by Doug Liman. Running time 88 minutes. Stars Hayden Christensen as David Rice; Rachel Bilson as Millie Harris; Samuel L. Jackson as Roland Cox; Jamie Bell as Griffin.