Misspent Youth

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Pan, 2003 - Genetic engineering - 438 pages
108 Reviews

It is forty years in the future and, following decades of research and trillions of euros spent on genetics, Europe is finally in a position to rejuvenate a human being. The first subjest chosen for treatment is Jeff Baker, the father of the datasphere (whihc replaced the Internet) and philanthropist extraordinaire. After 18 months in a German medical facility , the 78-year-old patient returns home looking like a healthy 20-year-old.

Misspent Youth follows the effect his reappearance has on his friends and family - his young ex-model wife Sue, his teeenage son Tim, and his long term pals, themselves all pensioners, who are starting to resent what Jeff has become.

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Well. I liked the premise. - Goodreads
Hamilton's depiction of European politics is repugnant. - Goodreads
The ending in this book seemed abrupt and premature. - Goodreads
The plot felt a little thing. - Goodreads
Most importantly my biggest gripe was the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Armando - Goodreads

When I'm 70, I want to marry my son's smoking hot girlfriend and screw her in my ex wife's home with both of them present. <- That is pretty much the tone of the entire book, but with a British accent ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Krieble - Goodreads

I really liked this book. It made me cry at the end. I'm thinking about reading it again. Read full review

About the author (2003)

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960, and still lives near Rutland Water. His previous novels are the Greg Mandel series and the bestselling 'Night’s Dawn' trilogy: The Reality Dysfunction , The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God. Also published by Macmillan (and Pan) is A Second Chance at Eden, a novella and six short stories, and The Confederation Handbook, a vital guide to the ‘Night’s Dawn' trilogy. His most recent novels were Fallen Dragon and the Commonwealth Saga novels, Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained, the latter to be published in hardcover in October 2005.

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