Replay by Ken Grimwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Local Library – Get your own copy from The Book Depository
Remember Groundhog Day (the movie)? This is what the book reminded me of, at least the main premise of the story anyway less the funny bits. Unlike Groundhog Day, Jeff Winston had to relive more than one day at a time – he had to relive a big chunk of his live over and over again.
I think this concept of re-living one’s life is a very appealing one for everyone. Who wouldn’t want to relive one’s live with own particular knowledge of what not to repeat – who wouldn’t want to avoid / erase all those stupidities one commits in one’s younger careless days…? What would you do if you had this chance?
A great entertaining read of how things could’ve been and what they should be. There were many twists & turns and quite a few were unexpected. Just one wrong turn and life can turn topsy-turvy. It’s amazing just how many different threads life can wove with one step / choice. I really became invested in Jeff and his wellbeing; his search for the meaning of life and what it means to be given this second chance.