Feb. 27th, 2008

Jumper

Feb. 27th, 2008 03:22 pm
ragani: (Pen-Huh?)
I read Steven Gould's Jumper many years ago, and loved it. Later, the sequel, Reflex was just as good. A little while ago I noticed that there is yet another book in the series: Jumper: Griffin's Story. I decided to wait until it came out in paperback before reading it, so by the time the movie came out the other day, it was still a morsel waiting for me.

Now that I have seen the movie, I am not so sure I want to read the new book. The main thing that I disliked about the movie was how much they messed with the world from the first two books. It turns out that the timing of the latest book has a lot to do with the reworking that I saw in the movie. It turns out that Jumper: Griffin's Story reflects the movie more than it does the first two books. Concepts like "hunters" and even Griffin himself don't really fit with the way the first two books are written.

This reviewer captures much of how I feel about the difference between the two versions (especially regarding the first two books):
http://www.scifi.com/sfw/books/sfw16641.html

For more info on Jumper check out the wiki on the book:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumper_%28novel%29

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