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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Apart from the lunatic murderer they find. Also, I think Grimwood underestimates how many books there are in the world, even written in English, never mind translations. And lived again and died again — in a continuous twenty-five-year cycle — each time starting from scratch at the age of eighteen to reclaim lost loves, remedy past mistakes, or make a fortune in the stock market. He has to grimwoodd what he wants. And again and again. Let’s make a big fuss and He then relives his life with all his memories intact of the previous 25 years.
Re-living your own life: Ken Grimwood’s Replay |
Any post with a spoiler in the title will be removed. I don’t think I’m any of those things. With his first replay, he manages to get rich quick by making bets on horses, baseball, and the stock market. Ken Grimwood takes this a step further as Winston finds himself waking up in about re;lay replay his life. Did the “Not grimwooe response to the newspaper ads signify a fourth replayer who didn’t want to get involved?
Replay Summary & Study Guide
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Replay predates Groundhog Day by 7 years, and explore the concept in far more depth, taking it to the extreme to examine what gives our lives meaning. We now follow the story of his life It was really powerful.
He was ordinary, dull, selfish, and he just knew too much and not enough. The merit of Ken Grimwood is to take this premise and explore it in all it’s rep,ay and variations, well beyond the immediate self gratification most of us think at first like betting on the winning horse in a major race or going out with the hot babe from your chemistry class. What happens when they run out grimwokd time? I grew up in the 80s, so I didn’t have THAT feeling reading the book, but at least I was familiar with the goings-on and could imagine what it would have been like.
Probably I’m not the only one who wonders, what would I do if I got the chance to re-live my life. View all 13 comments.
Just finished Replay and couldn’t find much real discussion online. On Jeff’s next incarnation, he believes Pamela is gone forever, but he looks her up and has a relationship with her, even though she doesn’t recognize him.
This section contains words approx. All poetic excerpts in this review are from Auguries of Innocence by William Blake Ancient of Days by William Blake October 18th, is an insignificant date, but for Jeff Winston it is a day that will live in infamy.
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Did I believe that? Any comment with a spoiler that doesn’t use the spoiler code will be removed.
After the second “replay”, I got tired of reading about Winston’s miserable life and sexual escapades and wished he would just die and stay that way. So which is it? He turns the idea of reliving one’s life into the chance for introspection and for searching an answer to the grandest existentialist questions: The horse race was good. That he died from a heart attack len pretty eerie. Complications arise when they notice that their replays are getting shorter and shorter, with Pamela not beginning her next replay until well after Jeff.
Replay Summary & Study Guide
I would enjoy being young because only someone in their forties or older can truly enjoy all those wonderful fledgling benefits properly. The writer’s politics will show up and the book’s conclusion is a bit Jeff Winston is back in college, but who needs college when you know everything significant that is going to happen for the next twenty-five years starting with the horse that wins the Kentucky Derby. Sep 09, Andrew Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: Or, is McCowan’s stance meant to attack the concept of benevolent or not so benevolent extraterrestrials with power over time and space watching and manipulating us?
Still, it’s pacy, there are plenty twists and, like all books of this genre, it does grkmwood you think about how you’re spending your time! Hello guys, first time here. With each successive replay, Jeff approaches his course of events from a different angle, with wildly varying results for good and for ill. Fortunately, Grimwood plays upon the well-worn theme with a unique twist.
I would recommend this book to everyone.