In the mid twenty-first century, a brilliant scientist discovers a way in which a cryogenically preserved brain can be downloaded into the body of a living person. In Body Tourists, Jane Rogers considers the various ethical, legal, physical and emotional ramifications of this process.
In a dystopian British society, the poor are housed in massive, soulless estates where addiction is rife, and the elderly and infirm are disposed of. When Dr Luke Butler offers a select few the opportunity to earn a life-changing sum of money, it seems to good to be true. All they’ll have to do is sleep for two weeks, while their body is used by somebody else. They’ll have no memory of what goes on in the missing time, and no harm will come to them – honest.
I had high hopes for Body Tourists, but there’s not particularly anything new here. It’s difficult to keep track of the characters, which stopped me from really caring about what happened to them. It is an easy and relatively quick read, just it left me disappointed.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.