History Literature / Replay

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* ShaggyDogStory: At the end of the book, [[spoiler: Jeff has learned nothing about replays, the timelapse, or the shady government agency, and hasn't managed to stop Stuart. His life has returned to the original state at the beginning of the book, and his relationship with both Linda and Pamela is uncertain.]]


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* TheUnreveal: it turns out that when the replays finally end, [[spoiler: nothing happens and your life continues as normal in the original timeline.]]
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* TheMadHatter: [[spoiler: Stuart is a replayer like the others, but he believes aliens are doing it and that is his excuse for murdering people.]]



* MentalTimeTravel

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* MentalTimeTravelMentalTimeTravel: The replayer's minds transport back in their own timeline.
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* GroundhogPeggySue
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Jeff Winston is 43 and stuck in a loveless marriage and dead end job. At 1:06pm on October 18, 1988, he has a sudden, fatal heart attack and the next moment finds himself 18 in his college dorm room in May of 1963. He makes a killer bet on who he already knows will win the Kentucky Derby and uses his winnings and knowledge of the future to create a Fortune 500 company. By the time he gets back to 1988 he is wealthy and powerful... and on October 18, 1988 he suffers another fatal heart attack, waking up in 1963 again.

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Jeff Winston is 43 and stuck in a loveless marriage and dead end job. At 1:06pm on October 18, 1988, he has a sudden, fatal heart attack and the next moment finds himself 18 in his college dorm room in May of 1963. He makes a killer bet on who he already knows will win the [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing Kentucky Derby Derby]] and uses his winnings and knowledge of the future to create a Fortune 500 company. By the time he gets back to 1988 he is wealthy and powerful... and on October 18, 1988 he suffers another fatal heart attack, waking up in 1963 again.
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Not really about the trope ReplayValue, but the characters in the book discover life does have ''some'' ReplayValue.
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* AllForNothing: All the good Jeff does - like making sure Martin doesn't commit suicide in his first replay - is undone at the end of the book when the original timeline reasserts itself.
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* WhatYearIsThis

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* WhatYearIsThisWhatYearIsThis: Jeff asks this a few times when he repeats.
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* TheJailBaitWait: (Also see Legal Jailbait, below) The first time Jeff and Pam replay together, Pam is in her mid-teens. [[spoiler: Pam skews late, and Jeff causes some uncomfortable moments with Pam's family before Pam arrives for her replay. Once she replays they spend time together on their "dates to the movies", by going to a hotel instead since they both can recite the plot of any movie playing from memory.]]

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* TheJailBaitWait: (Also see Legal Jailbait, below) The first time Jeff and Pam replay together, Pam is in her mid-teens. [[spoiler: Pam skews late, and Jeff causes some uncomfortable moments with Pam's family before Pam arrives for her replay. Once she replays they spend time together on their "dates to the movies", by going to a hotel instead since they both can recite the plot of any movie playing from memory.]]



* LegalJailbait: Jeff replays to his early 20's while Pam is 14. This doesn't stop them from romance.
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: A different shooter kills JFK after Jeff's intervention, setting up the quasi-government agency that hold Jeff and Pamela prisoner a few replays later, trying to extract information from them.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: A different shooter kills JFK after Jeff's intervention, setting up foreshadowing the quasi-government agency that hold Jeff and Pamela prisoner a few replays later, trying to extract information from them.]]
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* TheSlowPath

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* TheSlowPathTheSlowPath: Jeff's return to his replay point is instant each time, but then he has to live his life to 1988 again.
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