Prequel to Rinse and RepeatIn an effort to come out to his mother, Repeater Peat Harris makes the mistake of leaving a message on her voice mail. When she calls him back, he's in the middle of a Repeat involving a multiple car collision that causes several deaths. As the day replays, things go from bad to worse. Peat is going to need help to stop both disasters because getPrequel to Rinse and RepeatIn an effort to come out to his mother, Repeater Peat Harris makes the mistake of leaving a message on her voice mail. When she calls him back, he's in the middle of a Repeat involving a multiple car collision that causes several deaths. As the day replays, things go from bad to worse. Peat is going to need help to stop both disasters because getting it wrong is not an option....
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2.5The premise is interesting. I love the whole ground hog-esque replay Peat has to do in order to fix things but how did he start Repeating? Is he like a Jumper and it's something that manifested or is it something that he's chosen to do with his life or gifted in some way? It's a bit ambiguous for me.He comes out to his mother and due to his repeating to fix a pretty horrendous accident he and his mother have the conversation again and again until he can stop the accident. I found her reactions each time were pretty much all over the spectrum, so I didn't really get a feel for her as a character other than a distance to her son.Still, the concept is fascinating and while I liked Peat this really didn't answer any of my burning questions.
This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.This is a prequel to the novel Rinse and Repeat. While I suppose this is m/m, in that Peat is gay, there is no romantic relationship in this story. You do not have to have read the novel first, although the whole business of repeating, which I’ll try to briefly explain, may leave you a bit confused as it’s complicated and the novel obviously has the space to explain it in more detail.Peat is a 20 year old college student who is a repeater. It’s not explained here, but suddenly out of the blue, he started living days over and over, with the point being he had to prevent a death of some kind by living the day over and over until he figures out how to prevent it. And no matter what he learns, when the day starts over, everyone has forgotten him, and anything he’s done like write a school paper disappears. The how and why of Peat’s skill is apparently going to come in another novel.In this case, Peat has to figure out how to stop a multi-car pile-up on the freeway and avert six deaths. So while everyday he tries different techniques to change the outcome, he has a bit of a personal problem. He is preparing to return home for a holiday before starting his summer job and intends to come out to his family so he left a message for his mother. Now everyday, she calls him as he’s caught in a repeat cycle so no matter what he tells her, she forgets and calls again and again. He’s afraid to tell her and each time he tells her a different way and gets a different response.I like Peat, quite a lot, I like the concept of the repeaters (he’s not alone), but this was just kind of a taste of Peat’s life before he meets his love interest in the novel. I think it may snag some readers who have not read the novel, because it introduced the Groundhog Day scenario which I enjoyed, however I didn’t find it added much to the Peat universe beyond getting to know him better. I am hoping the longer follow-up story the author indicated was in the works comes along because I think from my perspective it will be more interesting in moving the whole story forward. Still, this is a nice taste of the author’s style and the repeater universe for newbies to the concept.
This is the prequel to the Repeater series, which I've not read. I think if you have, you'll get a lot more out of this short story, because the concept of repeating isn't explained all that well here. What you do get though, is very interesting. It's a really cool concept. If you enjoy sci-fi, this just may be something you'll find interesting. This short story doesn't have any sex in it, although the character, Peat, is gay. When he tries to come out to his mom, he ends up stuck in a Repeat. I'm going to add the series to my list of books to read. I'd love to see how this plays out. Really cool concept.
Nice prequel to "Rinse and Repeat." I liked Peat (though the spelling of his name threw me off) and his unusual power to repeat days and change future outcomes. I definitely look forward to reading more about him in "Rinse and Repeat."