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Summary ð PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Neal Pollack Through strange metaphysical circumstances failed screenwriter Brad Cohen finds himself caught in an infinite time loop forced to relive the first forty years of his life again and again Each “repeat” Brad wakes up in the womb on what was supposed to be his fortieth birthday with full knowledge. This is a smart funny thought provoking look at discontentment and the nature of regret The protagonist is born in 1970 and I was born in '72 so the four decades he repeatedly lives through match my own lifespan pretty closely I haven't had this much fun with literary nostalgia for my generation's heyday since Ernest Cline's Ready Player One but the focus of this book is less little boy indulgence and universal big picture The writing is pitch perfect Now I'm wondering how I've missed out on reading Pollack for this long

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Free download Ý Repeat Author Neal Pollack Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Through strange metaphysical circumstances failed screenwriter Brad Cohen finds himself caught in an infinite time loop forced to relive the first forty years of his life again and again Each “re Of what’s come before In various timelines he becomes a successful political pundit a game show champion a playboy and a master manipulator of the stock market but none of them seem to lead him out of his predicament As he realizes he wants to break out of the loop and find the love of his life th. Think a sort of Eastern mysticism influenced It's a Wonderful Life only with drugs swearing and sex replacing the angelWhile predictable it was funny and interesting and I would have given it 4 stars except for one thing view spoilerIn the end instead of realizing his life was basically good the protagonist instead realizes that he should accept his life as it is because life is suffering Very Buddhist and very typical of my spoiled countrymen not to realize that our lives in general don't actually involve that much suffering Frankly I'm a little sick of hearing middle class Americans stoically proclaim their acceptance of the first noble truth of Buddhism when they've been blessed with such amazing lives The lack of perspective always strikes me as ungrateful hide spoiler

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Repeat Author Neal PollaE one he hadn’t appreciated the first time around Brad tries fails and tries again to escape the eternal cycle of birth and rebirth Repeat answers the uestion If you could live half your life over would you do things differently Be careful what you wish for Repeating is enough to drive a dude craz. maybe a 25 This review and others posted over at my blog I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my reviewFrom NetGalley Through strange metaphysical circumstances failed screenwriter Brad Cohen finds himself caught in an infinite time loop forced to relive the first forty years of his life again and again Each “repeat” Brad wakes up in the womb on what was supposed to be his fortieth birthday with full knowledge of what’s come before In various timelines he becomes a successful political pundit a game show champion a playboy and a master manipulator of the stock market but none of them seem to lead him out of his predicament As he realizes he wants to break out of the loop and find the love of his life—the one he hadn’t appreciated the first time around—Brad tries fails and tries again to escape the eternal cycle of birth and rebirth Repeat answers the uestion If you could live half your life over would you do things differentlyWhat I likedThe concept – rather than living the same day over as in Groundhog Day Brad is forced to live 40 years of his life over and over He never experiences anything beyond his fortieth birthday yet he is still basically born with knowledge of the future that gives him a certain amount of power In the beginning of the book before being stuck in this loop I also liked Brad He was funny in your everyman semi loser sort of way – someone who is stuck at the low end of the middle class with a family he loves yet generally dissatisfied with the direction his life has taken as he laments lost opportunities He had a good sense of humor to start with and gave me a few chucklesWhat I didn’t likeUnfortunately I lost interest in this book fast The very first time Brad enters this unending time loop he describes emerging from the womb and breastfeeding with detail than I needed I understand that being born again with your 40 year old mind and actually having the consciousness to be aware of your birth would be shocking but I can imagine that on my own thank you The detail that Brad puts into describing both his desire and reluctance to breastfeed was also unnecessary – it came off as a weird fantasy and somehow felt dirty Brad then proceeds to greatly describe the joys of masturbating at age eleven with the skill and techniue of an adult male – another strange segment that came off as a disturbing fantasy I could have gone without I don’t consider myself to be a prude so maybe it’s simply because I’m reading from a female perspective but there was a big disconnect for me at this point in the book and from that point I less invested in the overall storyAs Brad continually begins his life anew on the eve of his fortieth birthday readers are fortunately spared details regarding breastfeeding and masturbation but I still found my mind wandering off Again I think the concept of this book was strong but there was something about the way Pollack handled the repetitions that just didn’t hold my interest There is a little darkness to this story – Brad lives many “successful” lives as a wealthy man pursuing different careers taking advantage of his knowledge of stocks sports statistics and presidential elections but none of these lives make him truly happy as he’s missing his wife and daughters in each of them However I didn’t find any of his repeats particularly gripping and so I didn’t really feel for Brad or pity his situation I think perhaps this book might have suited me better if it were a novella or short story with a little edge to itIn the end Repeat had a predictable ending and main character I considered to be a little bland considering how many times he lived his life over