Ken Grimwood – Replay

I’ve just finished reading a fantastic book, ‘Replay’, by Ken Grimwood. The book was the winner of the World Fantasy Award in 1988 and the copy I picked up is part of the Orion Books/Gollancz series called “Fantasy Masterworks“. The text on the back of the book reads:

Jeff Winston was forty-three and trapped in a tepid marriage and a dead-end job, waiting for that time when he could be truly happy, when he died.

And then he woke up and he was eighteen, with all his memories of the next twenty-five years intact. He could live his life again, avoiding the mistakes, making money from his knowledge of the future, seeking happiness. Until he dies at forty-three and wakes up back in college again…

Replay is a brilliant speculation on time and life, warm, wise and deeply satisfying.

I have to say I agree with that last part, ‘Replay’ has held me enthralled for the last two days and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

There is more about the author on Wikipedia and a Ken Grimwood tribute/rememberance website here.