|Plot Summary of Replay|
|"Jeff Winston, 43, has just died of a heart attack. However, instead of 'resting in peace' he becomes a 'replayer', that is, someone who repeats his life over and over again. While Jeff replays his life, he makes different changes in it along the way, and discovers how his life before he died plays a part in the life that he keeps reliving."
Debra Kelley, Resident Scholar
|"At forty-three, Jeff Winston feels trapped in an unhappy marriage and dead-end job. Then one day he suffers a fatal heart attack -- only to awaken in 1963 as his eighteen-year-old self with all his adult memories still intact. Armed with his financial knowledge of the next twenty-five years, Jeff "replays" his life as a hedonistic playboy. Everything is perfect -- until Jeff turns forty-three again, dies, and finds himself back in 1963. As Jeff ponders the possibilities of multiple lifetimes, he encounters another "replayer" and attempts to discover the secret behind "replaying" -- and its purpose."
Michael Jung, Resident Scholar
|" Jeff Winston is a middle aged man who has a heart attack and wakes up twenty-five years earlier in the past. He awakens to discover he has the knowledge of the future and only he seems to remember it. Along the way he changes history and makes thought provoking choices and meditations on those choices.
He dies again at the same age twenty five years later and has to relive it all again. After a while these cycles, or replays, begin to drive Jeff over the edge. Later he connects to another replayer as they have a beautiful affair throughout time.
There is a problem with the fact that every replay shortens and Jeff's attempts to understand the replay anamoly with the other replayer he loves gets frustrating and puts them at odds at times.
They make the most of their time together and form an amazing bond.
Their is a fear that when the replays play out that the cycle will end and Jeff will die for good. He won't know until the end and either will the reader who will definitely be compelled by this fascinating and thought provoking book.
Darren DeBari, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Replay|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- largely backwards/past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
Story largely takes place in
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- description of breasts
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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