Misspent Youth

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Pan, 2003 - Genetic engineering - 438 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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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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