Let’s take the plunge and see.
Funny. The Jumper has a lot of big action and big characters. It starts with an illiterate man, who’s grown up thinking he’s an orphan, and who also has the impulse to jump into the void, receiving a telegram from someone claiming he’s his father. And then there are the characters: a gambler who has been in maybe the biggest denial in the world for over twenty years; the eccentric, depressed, larger-than-life woman who was put into a fundamentalist-Christian-style Hindu school as punishment for being “loose” as a teen; the moralizing leg-breaker, the misanthrope who raised the main character and lived in terror of a geological structure…What genre would you call this?
Realism. The older I get, the weirder and bigger I realize reality is.