44. The Temple of Skulls
Series: Fantastic Travel Destinations
This one is based on the destination of the four students questing for eternal life in 'The Book of Skulls' by Robert Silverberg. A classic from the 1970s, and a book I enjoyed greatly in my late teens / early 20s. Eternal life sounds pretty appealing in the abstract, but what would you actually do with all that boundless time?
Though this question is discussed in the book. there is rather more focus on what seems to be the cost of the treatment offered by the desert dwelling monks. A cracking book, exhaustive in its examination of the inner psyche of teenage American boys so perhaps not for everyone, but certainly for me!