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Travis Hall
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Maybe this book doesnt exist. but I hope it does. My very favorite movie plot is from groundhog day. I love the idea of a person stuck in a time loop and using it to become something better. Has anyone read a GOOD book that uses this plot device?
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Sure, they are called "Create Your Own Adventure" stories. Loved as a kid in the 70s. Just keep re-reading it over and over till you get the ending you like!

Heh, sorry I know you're looking for grown-up books. but your description describes these books exactly.
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This reminded me of a book I read when I was young, Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of School. I'm sure that this book will be of no use to you since it is intended for children, but there it is anyways.
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fsumarc wrote:
Sure, they are called "Create Your Own Adventure" stories. Loved as a kid in the 70s. Just keep re-reading it over and over till you get the ending you like!

Heh, sorry I know you're looking for grown-up books. but your description describes these books exactly.


A version of this for grown-ups is the book Rayuela by Julio Cortazar.
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Try Replay, by Ken Grimwood. It's not a create-your own book, but a stand-alone novel. It's not quite sci-fi, not fantasy, not exactly sure what you'd call it, except a great read.
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This is slightly different than what you're asking for, but the book I thought of is: Kindred by Octavia Butler

The protagonist who is African-American keeps getting pulled back in time to save the master of her ancestors.
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I'd recommend Black by Ted Dekker for an unusual "stuck in a time warp/continuum" type of book. This is part of "The Circle" trilogy which consists of Black, Red, and White.

I liked Black, but could not finish the 2nd book Red. So, I can only recommend Black--which was VERY interesting.

It is not exactly what you're looking for, it is more of a parallel/dual time reality type of situation.


Another series that has time warps, continuums, etc. is "The Dark is Rising" series by Susan Cooper. There are 5 books: Under Sea, Over Stone, The Dark is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, & Silver on the Tree.

I loved the first 3, with The Dark is Rising as my favorite; I found it to be absolutely fantastic, spooky, engaging, engrossing, and super, super interesting with lots of time/space travelling.
 
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dogzard wrote:
Try Replay, by Ken Grimwood. It's not a create-your own book, but a stand-alone novel. It's not quite sci-fi, not fantasy, not exactly sure what you'd call it, except a great read.


My all time favorite book. Even helped me meet my wife . . .

Don't think, just buy it and read it.
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