The Life and Death of George Hayes

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Jim is naar Sao Miguel gevlogen op jacht naar de mythe van een levenselixer. Zijn Engel is er op zoek naar de dood. De vriendschap die ze aangaan zal hen voorbij hun behoeften brengen. 

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  • The Levant heeft een recensie geschreven van The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, vol.IV, en zei dit over George Hayes:
    This is a very good story. Its’ beautifully written and deals with the Faustian choice between facing up to death or trying to cheat it. The hero, Mr Hayes, heads off to what I assume is the Galapagos searching for the fountain of youth or elixir of life, relying on secret annals of Darwin, encountering enchanted characters that try and dissuade him off his mission. He does experiments to see if the immortality solution works and discovers its negative consequences and calls it a day, and reconciles himself to his estranged loved ones and in a way that is not clichéd in the slightest.
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