I loved it. A Really interesting concept!
I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
Rated by New York Times: Tense and Gripping. He Dared to Cross the Valley of Death. He agreed to be a human guinea pig because he was going to die anyway. For 38-year-old aerospace engineer Harry Styles-a terminal lung cancer patient with a wife and 3 children he loves, the knowlege that at the moment of his death he would make a permanent contribution to science was a source of fierce pride. But when the final coma comes, and Styles steps across the valley of death, he suddently discovers the truth and the full meaning of terror. THIS BOOK HAS NO MISSING OR LOOSE PAGES AND HAS ITS COVER, BUT HAS SLIGHTLY YELLOW PAGES FROM NORMAL WEAR.
Imagine what it would be like to be able to swim in the sea without the noisy and clumsy artificial aids of SCUBA tanks and regulators, to be free of entangling air hoses and life lines--not as a far-off future fantasy--but as a real, actual, day-after-tomorrow event. . .
What would you give to be able to have these talents? Would you give up your land-based family and relatives if you gave up life on land? What would you have in common with land dwellers if you truly became an 'oceanic' man?
How would the people left back on land think of you if you had these talents that they lacked? What could you do for a living if you still wanted to belong to a money-oriented society? What would you do if you did NOT want to belong to a money-based society.
Richard Setlowe has given thought to these and other ideas, starting with that one, basic 'what if?' and has written a book of the month club selection