SUMMARY ´ Repeat By Neal Pollack

REVIEW Repeat By Neal Pollack

SUMMARY ´ Repeat By 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 of what’s comOf 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. Brad Cohen is approaching forty has a wonderful witchy wife named Juliet two daughters a decent house and a failed screenwriting career in Hollywood He feels kinda like a loser and he spends a lot of his days hanging out on the couch and being stoned on medical marijuanaAfter having an birthday dinner they can't afford Juliet whips up a magickal potion for Brad to take Brad drinks it and wakes up back in the womb He then spends the rest of the book re living his life in different ways Every time he hits 40 the next day he starts all over againIt's a cute story I liked the magickal parts with Juliet and the parts about his original loser ish life His first re incarnation was the best one I thought Although I did find it hard to believe he was able to remember so many little details about what was happening in the worldAfter that I think the next incarnations aren't as good He starts to get really bitter about being reincarnated for hundreds of years Also he never seems to be as happy as he was in his original lifeI received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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E 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 missin

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Repeat By Neal PollaThrough 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. The book starts with a guy who's life didn't go the way he'd planned He was completely unlikeable for me This was no It's a Wonderful Life transition to someone I loved either So it didn't start out strong since I really didn't care about the character Then it was slow as hell and the MC doesn't go back in time for the first time until 22% into the book Then after view spoilerdescribing being re born as himself with complete knowledge of his pastfuture life we are treated to his thoughts on having to breastfeed hide spoiler