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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Review: Misspent Youth (Commonwealth Universe)User Review - John Brown - Goodreads
I like Peter F. Hamilton's work as a whole, but this felt a little self indulgent. The writing, as ever, is excellent and the use of key locations - albeit with a mild future twist - is always a ... Read full review
Review: Misspent Youth (Commonwealth Universe)User Review - Dennis - Goodreads
I was disappointed. Story: a famous and wealthy IT software engineer is given a newly perfected rejuvenation procedure which turns an 73 year old, (if you think 73 is old?) back to a 23 year old ... Read full review