Margie Bunting, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by Margie Bunting)
Jeff is a journalist who can't seem to live past age 43. Each time he reaches that age, he dies, then comes back as his 18-year-old self. Sounds like a drag, but Jeff is able to remember all of his past lives, which often comes in handy--think of the possibilities! Even better, Jeff ultimately finds out he's not the only "replayer." This is one of those books that has reached cult status in my family. All of us have read and re-read it. Ken Grimwood has written other books, but this one is definitely his masterpiece.
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Karen Gordon, January 30, 2011 (view all comments by Karen Gordon)
Always fun to read something from two decades ago. Replay by Ken Grimwood offers a 1980s version of the current ultra-popular multi-dimensional, multi-lives theme.
himynameissusan4, May 27, 2007 (view all comments by himynameissusan4)
When a friend loaned me this book, I didn't think I would like it much. Ho hum. A story about a guy who dies over and over. But within a few pages, the author changed my mind. :) What sounds like a rather trite story line is anything but. The author adds some new twists to questions that are anything but new, and his writing style is enjoyable. Try this book! You will like it. Really :)
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by Publishers Weekly,
"[An] intriguing fantasy adventure....Grimwood has transcended genre with this carefully observed, literate and original story."
by David Brin, The Los Angeles Times,
"Replay features one of the more thorough explorations of a theme one might ever hope to find. [The book] challenges us to take fresh views of that inexorable force, time."
by Library Journal,
"This delightful and completely engrossing story will appeal to a wide variety of readers."
by Dean Koontz,
"One of the freshest, most engaging novels I've read in a long time."
by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
"An intriguing examination of the meaning and nature of time....Superb writing, unexpected twists and careful attention to detail."
In 1988 43-year-old Jeff Winston died of a heart attack. But then he awoke, and it was 1963; Jeff was 18 all over again, his memory of the next two decades intact. This time around Jeff would gain all the power and wealth he never had before. This time around he'd know how to do it right...until next time.
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