Sunday, August 10, 2008

Replay by Ken Grimwood


Jeff Winston dies suddenly in 1988 at age 43, discontented with his life.

He immediately reawakens in 1963 at age 18, in his college dorm room.

Disoriented and confused, he discovers that he gets to live his life all over again. And again. And again.

I first heard about this book on NPR's You Must Read This on July 10. Brad Meltzer practically gushed about this book. Since time travel has always intrigued me (I even liked Timerider, a cheesy 1982 movie about time travel), I thought hey, I'd probably like that book.

And I did.

With just the right amount of philosophy, Replay takes the reader on an exploration of the meaning of life without being heavy handed.

A cult classic with good reason.

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