In this intriguing fantasy adventure, Jeff Winston, a failing year-old radio journalist, dies and wakes up in his year-old body in with his memories of. Jeff Winston, forty-three, didn’t know he was a replayer until he died and woke up twenty-five years younger in his college dorm room; he lived another life. Replay Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and Replay by Ken Grimwood.

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They still both die again. This book crushed me.

He is on the phone with his soon to be ex-wife Linda when something ,en him in the chest. He turns the idea of reliving one’s life into the chance for introspection and for searching an answer reolay the grandest existentialist questions: The bulk of Jeff’s replays focus on which woman he decides to shack up with and how well she satisfies his physical and emotional man-baby needs. May 15, Algernon rated it it was amazing Shelves: The soldier, arm’d with sword and gun, Palsied strikes the summer’s sun.

Apart from the lunatic murderer they find. He was GOD, he was perfect! The story is sort of reminiscent of Groundhog Daybut instead of reliving a single day over and over, Jeff relives many years of his life, again and again. Jeff soon realizes that he cannot prevent his death inbut he can change the events that grimwoox before it, both for him, and for others. He has to have what he wants.

By pure coincidence, I started another novel in parallel to this one: Browse all BookRags Study Guides. The preachy tone of the story and the characters’ constant self-indulgence left a bad taste in my mouth. Wanting to know the cause of this unusual phenomena, he finally stumbles across an interest I’m a total sucker for time-travel novels, and Replay is a dam clever one filled with gfimwood twists and traumatic experiences.

Grimwood feels it’s necessary to describe every single thing in detail. Follow our official Twitter for updates on AMAs and the day’s most popular posts! But since most people who don’t understand the yogic concepts have read Shakespeare I’ll paraphrase the next part: Jul 12, Hayat rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The remainder of the book, with Jeff and Pam forced to make these decisions, is definitely worth the price of admission.


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As he plays through each iteration, though, Jeff realizes what a lonely existence he lives as the only one who seems to realize that everything that happens has already happened before, until he sees a film that he had never heard of before and stumbles across a woman who is also trapped in a historic loop. His ability to make you feel a rainbow of emotions is amazing and I love that. Anyone who has ever wanted a do-over.

There was humour, there is challenge but over-riding it all there is a sense that we cannot remake ourselves differently to how we are, we cannot scale an impossibly high wall just by virtue of having a lot of runs at it.

Jeff is in the throes of death before we truly know anything about him, and in his final seconds under the strain of a heart attack, the little that is related is that his marriage to his wife Linda has become unfulfilling and is headed towards divorce, his dream of moving from radio station management to a job in television has been unsuccessful, his efforts to have a child with Linda have failed, and money is tight.

Replay is a book that had been lingering on my to-read stack for well-nigh three years before I finally got up the gumption to actually crack the cover. I could almost forgive that, but Replay is also just creepily male gazey.

Not likely I’d say, given the aliens in Starsea and I believe the concept being used in other works of Grimwood. They’d gone out on dates, although I ascertained that she may not have realized they were dates. The unique point of view the reader brings changes the novel; we none of us ever actually read the same novel. I felt myself agreeing with Pamela over Jeff mostly, about the importance of at least making the attempt to change something about the world and help others.

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A clever concept, well executed, or at least, I thought so. But before she enters womanhood, despite his routine medical check-ups and all the precautions he takes concerning his health, he still kicks the bucket on the same day, at the same time, when Oct 18 rolls around.

Aside from the “replay” frimwood, the novel is strong in terms of plot, character development and writing. Jeff meets Sharla Baker, a rough-around-the-edges nymphet with an insatiable sexual appetite. What do you do about people like Qaddafi? Made me examine my own life, my own decisions, missteps and regrets and wasted time and opportunities.

Replay Summary & Study Guide

Interest-specific online venues will often provide a book buying opportunity. Just as I was starting to lose all hope, there was a glimmer a couple of hours in that made me hang on a bit longer. More replays; one with a common goal, to seek out other replayers. One of the best ways to convince someone of your viewpoint. A plane crash leads Jeff to leave his life, and he retires into a mountain cabin as a recluse.

They live frugally, off the grid. Oris that a commentary on wisdom acquired through their years, and simply what wise people would do? This was an incredibly well-written, extremely well plotted novel that is at times both gut-wrenching and uplifting. The novel invites us to make the best of what there is, live every moment fully “soaring into the clear blue skies” and, jen possible, try to leave the world a little bit better than we have jen it. So, what do you do? Just finished Replay and couldn’t find much real discussion online.

We owe that much to ourselves, at least, and we deserve whatever measure of good may come of it. So is this book about time travel? I don’t think it’s science fiction either. He then relives his life with all his memories intact of the previous 25 years.