In 1986 (seven years before the release of the film Groundhog Day), Grimwood published this riveting novel about a man who dies of a heart attack and then wakes up in his college dorm room 25 years earlier. He discovers that he has the chance to live his life over again. And again. And again. This is one of the most elegant and moving time travels stories ever written. A thrilling adventure that also explores the nature of destiny and the human experience.
Powerful ... compelling ... superb!
Ken Grimwood's Replay is one of the freshest, most engaging novels
Highly successful ... the heart of the tale is the swift sophistication of its unpacking of the great dream
I was moved by it greatly
I didn't just love Replay, I believed in it, I dreamed of it ... I also discovered that I wasn't only believer; at the time, there were fan sites dedicated to Replay. Hundreds of people - like the fellow replayers we never realize are out there - were all dreaming my same dream
The psychological implications ... are vividly portrayed and his characters are well drawn and sustained
The story and writing are terrific and the end is a thoroughly satisfying answer to a great "what if" question