Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Book Review: The Penny Jumper

The Penny Jumper 
Yes, a novella, only 142 pages. It's an excellent tale. I liked all the aspects: characterization, plot, setting, etc. I am enthralled with those who weave all this into a new story, sucking me in to a different world. Our hero is an amazingly smart young woman, which also inspires. I am woman, hear me roar.

The book includes three short stories. Grippando is a prolific writer, although I'd never heard of him. Well worth the read.
I think I will download his others on hubby's Kindle!

The Penny Jumper 
(Fiction / Suspense / Thriller) THE PENNY JUMPER is a 160-page novella by famed New York Times bestselling author James Grippando. It also includes a collection of three other short stories. THE PENNY JUMPER introduces, Ainsley Grace, the brilliant young astrophysicist at MIT who has always dreamed big. Her current passion, “Project Cosmic Company,” will integrate strategic observatories around the globe to build the world’s largest and most powerful telescope. Then the dream unravels. Encouraged by her mother’s former colleague, Ainsley takes a short-term opportunity to pay off her mountain of college debt by writing stock trading codes for a high-frequency trading firm on Wall Street. Her job is to make sure that her firm’s supercomputers are faster than any others on Wall Street.


Red said...

Sounds like an interesting story set in the present electronic age.

William Kendall said...

Good review!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always feel cheated with short stories. They end too soon. Irrational I know.