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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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. Book 5 Replay Science Fiction grimwold 14 May 08, We owe that much to ourselves, at least, and we deserve whatever measure of good may come of it. X Tell us more about what you like to read so we can send you the best offers and opportunities.
The sadly now deceased Ken Grimwood had grimwoood knack for boundless imagination.
So, to me it is a total mystery why this book won the world fantasy award. Did Grimwood know Julia Phillips in the real world, even intimately, as that StraightDope post might suggest? Aside from the “replay” aspect, the novel is strong in terms of plot, character development and grimwoos.
I would recommend this book to everyone. Book Club Girl book clubs. In other cases he tries to do good for society. Cheers to Frank and his good heart at the core, Martin and his poor taste in women grimwpod investments, and Judy for her empathetic and understanding nature.
William Morrow Paperbacks On Sale: Dec 30, Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it Shelves: I think it is a failed attempt to write a story where a human being finds redemption replah an unusual method. And Replay didn’t do that for me. The poor man’s kfn is worth more Than all the gold on Africa’s shore.
I will merely say that each time this character “replays” his 23 years no spoilers on this since you find out about replaying on page one he remembers the important things that any normal person would remember from his keen before dying. Jeff WinstonPamela Phillips. Log in or sign up in seconds. Jeff soon realizes that he cannot prevent replayy death inbut he can change the events that occur before it, both for him, and for others.
It was fun watching the protagonist jen with the stages of going through this experience – exhilaration, depression, acceptance, actually embracing it Let’s say that gives him years of human existence.
He awakes in his college dorm being barely 18 again. Subscribe to this thread Receive notification by email when a new comment is added. Until he dies at 43 and wakes up back in college again I think many of us feel, even those that were born after the event, that we were robbed of a better version of ourselves, a divergent self that died with Kennedy.
This is the first book that made me out right cry.
It is mediocre writing that forces you to live with a guy you really don’t much like for all those pages, and there is never an explanation for the plot hook, and the hero is a sad, flawed character who never takes his own life by the horns and makes himself strong. I loved it This book crushed me. Then I set it all aside and half-numbly addressed day-to-day tasks. Eventually, the two decide to try to find other replayers by placing cryptic messages in newspapers.
While the details would obviously differ, I think most would likely progress from from basic wish fulfillment to more meaningful goals.
Replay by Ken Grimwood
After chasing money, fame, sex, drugs, family life, debauchery, political involvement, scientific enquiries, solitary meditation, stoic resignation, Jeff will hopefully end this quest with some answers.
He was GOD, he was perfect!
And each ‘re-life’ is informed by what he has been and done in all his previous incarnatio Reading this on a train journey where I was travelling to meet up with a friend and was very excited about seeing him could have meant that this book would rather have been like gri,wood going on in the background and ought not to have made any real impression but it did. Wikipedia says Grimwood was working on a sequel when he died rather young in yb Reading this on a train journey where I was travelling to meet up with a friend and was very excited about seeing him could have meant that this book would rather have been like ‘musac’ going on in the background and ought not to have made any real impression but it did.
I wonder whether it influenced Replayy Century? Perhaps the DaVinci Code benefitted from the free press due to its controversial religious themes Whaddyamean, Jesus wasn’t a virgin?
World Fantasy Award — Novel. Some of the replays are far from happy, and Jeff realizes that even with several lifetimes to live, there’s never enough time to avoid regrets. Grimwoood broadest selection of online bookstores. World Fantasy Award for Best Novel This time travel aspect is a double edged sword and, along the way, Jeff learns a valuable lesson about life, love, human nature and what or who gives his life meaning.