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wdwarb
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"Groundhog Day" over a lifetime

Someone told me about this book years and years ago in passing and I've lost contact with that person but something I saw or heard randomly drudged up his description of this book I've always wanted to read.

 

The plot is similar to the movie Groundhog Day where the main character is stuck in a time loop but intsead of one day it's an entire lifetime and somehow he can affect the next loop in the current one?  not sure about that part.  Anyway, he goes through the cycle of lifetimes over and over again experiencing everything that is possible until he meets another person in the same situation and they (fall in love/fight a war/do something) and the book ends.

 

Anyone have any ideas what book this could be?

 

Thanks!

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bookophileMN
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Re: "Groundhog Day" over a lifetime

I read this post yesterday and had no idea what book you were talking about, but today as I was checking out random authors I came across Slaughterhouse-Five by kurt Vonnegut and thought it fit your description pretty well. Hope it's the right one.

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rjckfam
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Re: "Groundhog Day" over a lifetime

The book you are looking for is Ken Grimwood's Replay. No if's, and's, or but's. It is an ok book I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars.

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wdwarb
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Re: "Groundhog Day" over a lifetime

You are 5 out of 5 stars in my book, rjckfam, thanks a ton!

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leeway63
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Re: "Groundhog Day" over a lifetime

I read that book about 20 years ago, and although it couldn't be considered literature, it was pretty entertaining as I remember reading it straight through in one afternoon.