Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. British space opera author Hamilton (The Misspent Youth (The Commonwealth Saga) by [Hamilton, Peter F.]. Misspent Youth [Peter F. Hamilton, Steven Crossley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After decades of research, scientists of the. A gripping near-future novel by bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton. A stunning reissue of Misspent Youth, a gripping introduction to the world of Peter F.
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MISSPENT YOUTH by Peter F. Hamilton | Kirkus Reviews
Hamilton usually hamiltob high stakes, universe spanning epics with a myriad of well developed characters. Yamilton review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Overall, this was a disappointing read – I kept waiting for the payoff that would make reading it worthwhile, but it never came. I wonder if this some cute quid pro quo thing between pals, and that Joyce has hwmilton is planning a novel with Hamilton in a bit part I just can’t really say I like it, because all the characters are annoying.
Oct 01, Jonathan Mitchell rated it it was ok. Lots of cheap drama. The way Hamilton casually mentions things happening today, blew my mind, especially since the book was first published almost a decade ago. But since she’s shameless and super into this year-old-comeyear-old it is ok and it isn’t at all sex abuse.
The novel was first published in the US in August in a new edition which had been re-edited for the US market. The low ratings are worrisome. The two main characters in the story are Tim, and his father Jeff.
Energised by his new youthfulness, he has a series of affairs. Refresh and try again. And it’s also a classic story of growing up and gaining independence. Sep 09, Adam Burns rated it liked it. You want your Science Fiction book to have mostly Hamilon Fiction parts.
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.
Nov 29, Armando rated it it was ok. Misspent Youth — try saying it to your self — Misspent Youth, not exactly catchy is it?. After reconnecting with his son, Jeff reveals to Tim that the reason he gave away the information storage technology was so that his ex-wife could not get any royalties.
I like Peter F. Misspent Youththe first book set in Hamilton’s Commonwealth Universe, is another step on that As I’ve often stated I’m not that well-read on the SF side of speculative fiction.
I was disappointed when the story of a man given a new life devolved into a drama about haamilton son. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
If you are looking from the young-again-man perspective, the story is more than plausible. Though in my opinion, he got over some things perhaps a little too easily or at least he’s more forgiving than I would have been.
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There are a few details liked to the …more It’s its own story, kind of a prequel, but a very missable one.
Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton
Decided to give this a try after reading through several of Hamilton’s novels, without reading more than the blurb, wish I’d read some of these reviews first! Jeff and Annabel begin a torrid affair, then later after being caugh Set inMisspent Youth portrays a fairly bleak future. Then I stopped when the inevitable happened, the Jeff and Annabelle affair Reborn in a year-old body, Jeff rediscovers sex, first with a surprised yoouth delighted Sue, then with almost any warm, attractive and willing body—as high-schooler Tim, lusting after hamolton stunning and well-endowed yoth, Annabelle, discovers all too soon.
They are just normal hamulton who have jouth themselves in fairly understandable circumstances in a different, but not un-relatable world.
Return to Book Page. There’s one brief scene where we learn this is the world that will go on to become the far-future Commonwealth. If you wanted to read the Void Trilogy and your OCD forced you to read this book, then you’re probably me. This is very much a character driven story and focuses on the effects that Jeff’s rejuvenation has on his family.
I saw someone describe it as “Flowers for Algernon, but about sex instead of intelligence”, and that seems pretty accurate. One negative result of this overwhelmingly positive development is the death of almost all creative art that relies on media distribution. This one is not an exception. Several times there were characters bamilton call out the protagonists for the a-holes they actually are and the response is: One Europe keen to show the world it leads the way in scientific advancement, and so picks a famous scientist to undergo DNA resequencing, turning back the clock on ageing.
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His son Tim has a fairly typical frustrated life as a rich teenager, living with his famous father and distant mother. Now, here’s an irony: A dad who now appears to only four or five years older then Tim. Before long he’s bedding all sorts of young girls, including Tim’s friends. Here he decides to make it the focus of a stand-alone novel, examining the impact on the mispsent first recipient and his family.
He is stuck in a machine that basically “de-ages” him from an elderly man back to his early twenties.