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To see a world in a grain of sand...more
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
Every night and every morn
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight.
Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.
God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day.
All poetic excerpts in this review are from Auguries of Innocence by W
Recently, I was in a situation where a man-boy poured his little heart out ...more
Nominee: Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Nove ...more
After a fatal heart attack at age 43, Jeff Winston wakes up baffled to learn he is not dead, but a young college student again back in 1963, (no spoiler here) and as he begins to relive his life over and over and over again, he becomes a bit more prepared and curious each time. Wanting to know the cause of this unusual phenomena, he finally stumbles across an interest...more
Jeff Winston is a 43 years old radio journalist, trapped in a tedious job and a dysfunctional marriage, when he gets the chance of a lifetime: when he's having a heart attack, instead of dying he wakes up 25 years earlier, in 1963, with all his memories intact. I don't think there's any person on this planet who, approaching the 50 years milestone, has not fantasized about starting over with the wisdom that only age and experience can grant, and enjoy all the perks a young body and financial for ...more
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No wait, that's a movie this is a book. Okay Jeff Winston is 43 years old and he apparently has a heart attack...and wakes up in his old college dorm room 25 years before. He died in 1988 and woke up in 1963.
We now follow the story of his life...his redeath and his reawakening again, and again. While Murry in Ground Hog ...more
I think that one of the reasons I avoided reading this for so long is that it is saddled under the unfortunate umbr ...more
Replay is winner of World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (1988)
I absolutely loved this mesmerising book with it's unexpected twists, beautiful romance, intelligent plot and incandescent characters. I read Replay on a whim, without knowing what it's about except that it has something to do with time travel, and now I'm so glad I took a chance on it this summer.
“All life includes loss. It's taken me many, many years to learn to deal with that, and I don't expect I'll ever be ...more
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Replay is a story that every reader can empathize with. Who wouldn’t want to relive their best years over again, with all their memories intact? Fixing all the mistakes, seizing all the missed opportunities. It’s an irresistible thought, a fantasy of “what ifs”. Replay predates Groundhog Day (1993) by 7 years, and explore the concept in far more depth, taking it to the extreme to examine what gives our ...more
With each replay of Jeff's life, he takes ...more
Considering that I'm now ...more
The main character of this book dies within the first few pages... and then returns to relive his life over and over with all of the knowledge his life experiences have given him. There are twists and turns throughout, keeping you guessing about what will happen, where Jeff's life will take hi ...more
Un thème passionnant abordé de manière intéressante, sous de multiples facettes, évoquant les questionnements profonds de l'être humain. Un style d'écriture agréable. Malgré tout, il m'a manqué quelque chose; j'ai l'impression d'être passée un peu à côté de cette histoire - je n'ai pas ressenti beaucoup d'émotion alors que le sujet s'y prêtait. Tant pis pour moi !
Même si certains choix de sa part m'ont parus étranges (notamment au cours du premier replay), j'ai trouvé son évolution et ses questionnements intéressants.
Bien sûr il y a ce fameux retournement de situation qui fait que l'histoire prend une autre direction avec l'arrivée de Pamela. C'est devenu encore plus intéressant et il m'a été diff ...more
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He hugged her tightly, rocked her in his arms and felt his own tears trickle down his face. "Just think of how we've lived. Think of all we've done, and let's try to be grateful for that."
"But we could have done so much more. We could have—"
"Hush," he whispered. "We did all we could. More than either of us ever dreamed when we were first starting out."
She leaned back, searched his eyes as if seeing them for the first time, or the last. "I know," she sighed. "It's just … I got so used to the endless possibilities, the time … never being bound by our mistakes, always knowing we could go back and change things, make them better. But we didn't, did we? We only made things different.”