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Replay by Ken Grimwood
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Jan 01, 09

Read in January, 2009

I heard about this book on NPR in an interview (not with the author) about forgotten books that most influenced readers. Written in 1988, it might be classified as "science-fiction," but it doesn't fall in that category for me. It has no technology for example. It is about a man who dies one day at the age of 42 and wakes up immediately afterward in his college dorm. He gets to relive his entire life with the knowledge he had before and rectify mistakes....and then at the age of 42, he dies again. He comes back several hours after he had in his previous incarnation and gets to rectify the mistakes he's made in two lives. It's a wonderful premise--it is impossible not to play the "what if" game and then wonder about the nature of time and life. Recommended!!
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Maura Do you remember the interview you heard it on? Would love to listen to it,...


Elizabeth Maura wrote: "Do you remember the interview you heard it on? Would love to listen to it,..."

Maura wrote: "Do you remember the interview you heard it on? Would love to listen to it,..."
Sorry I don't remember. Knowing my listening habits, it was probably on Leonard Lopate


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