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Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton
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did not like it
bookshelves: science-fiction, proper-books

I really did not get the point of this book, it started off well creating a futuristic society that has undergone dramatic changes as a result of necessity and intriguing new technologies. But then it rapidly descends into a torrid family drama where Jeff has been rejuvenated and returns to his old life to find his body over-riding his mind as he makes one insanely bad decision after another. The glimpses of the political and scientific worlds is really intriguing but sadly these take a distant back seat to Jeff's urges. None of the questions raised by the events in the book are addressed at any level other than to suggest that no matter how mature a person, if you give them back their physical youth they will behave as such and all the wisdom just goes out the window. While the writing is very good and is thoroughly engrossing when not demeaning the characters or attempting sordid liaisons this isn't enough to make this any thing than a disappointment. This is a book that was really not for me.
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Reading Progress

October 15, 2011 – Shelved
March 10, 2013 – Started Reading
March 13, 2013 – Finished Reading
March 14, 2013 – Shelved as: science-fiction
February 16, 2019 – Shelved as: proper-books

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