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REPLAY - DAS ZWEITE SPIEL
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      Replay
© 1986

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AUTHOR(S):

       GRIMWOOD, KEN
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PUBLISHER:

       HEYNE

ISBN: 3 453 52010 6
YEAR: 2006
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(S):


Norbert Stöbe
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Will Crocker (Getty Images)

       Layout: Hauptmann und Kompanie
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Content:

Jeff Winston dies in October 1988. And finds himself alive again in his own body, 25 years earlier. He can remember everything.

He uses his second chance to lead a better life. With more money, a different wife ...

And then Jeff WInston dies in October 1988. He finds himself alive again in his own body, 25 years earlier ...

It happens again and again, but he travels back in time a little less each time. He asks himself: Who or what is responsible for all of this? And: Is it happening to anyone else? And he does indeed find someone ...

Once, they try to make the world be aware of what is happening to them. They try to use their memory of things to come to change the world for the better. The opposite happens.

How does Jeff deal with his continuously shrinking time spans of reincarnation? Will he die eventually? I don't want to spoil this for you.

As a reader you will not find out too much about what is behind those time loops. My interpretation of the story however is not as dark as the one outlined in the foreword written by John Grant. There are things one is not able to change but at the same time there are things you can change.

I was a liitle disappointed by the fact, that the "Replayers" are financially independent due to their memory of the future. Investing in Apple and IBM sure is a good bet, if you find yourself back in the late sixties again ...

But in the end, all the things you can really change and might actually want to change have nothing to do with money whatsoever.

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