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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ballfresno - LibraryThing
A bit light and, to be honest, I got bored halfway through. Kept reading hoping that it would get better and also because I do enjoy the little side bits that Peter Hamilton throws in about the state ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rbrohman - LibraryThing
It was a pretty quick read which was good as I didn't really enjoy it all that much. A great part of the book dealt with European integration issues that just didn't seem to go anywhere. I also found the characters pretty shallow. Read full review