The Live-forever Machine

The Live-forever Machine

Book - 2009
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This is Kenneth Oppel's debut young adult novel, greeted with great reviews when it was first published. The story of 14-year-old Eric, who witnesses a strange confrontation in the city museum between an aged curator and an eerily intense young man, The Live-Forever Machine immediately transports the reader into an ancient, centuries-old conflict. Alexander, guardian of the secret of immortality, only wants to preserve the past. His nemesis, Coil, will do anything to destroy it. Within the eerie museum, and deep below it in the city's subterranean depths, Eric becomes the pawn in a life-or-death struggle for control over the Live-Forever Machine.

A tautly written thriller , The Live-Forever Machine is an unputdownable read.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperTrophy Canada, 2009
ISBN: 9780006485605
Branch Call Number: J Pbk OPP
Characteristics: 239 p. ; 18 cm

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Phidippus
Jan 23, 2016

A dystopic novel that takes a long time to get going and then it really doesn't go anywhere or reach a solid conclusion. You might feel good that there is some resolution but no real answers.

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