Thursday, October 9, 2008

Peeps-Book Review

Peeps / Parasite Positive Peeps / Parasite Positive by Scott Westerfeld

If I had read this as a teen I think I would be a biologist today. Seriously. The science in here, and how it is perfectly presented along with the story, is making me regret not doing better in my college science courses. I love this stuff. Who knew parasites could be so interesting and terrifying at the same time?

This is such a great take on vampires. The real science and info on parasites, though, much scarier than the vampires. :)


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  1. If I had read this as a teen I think I would be a biologist today.

    As a biologist, I cannot tell you how happy this makes me. :) He does do such a good job of working the parasitology into a believeable, plausible story, doesn't he? Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Would you PLEASE stop writing about books that I might like? I can't afford to keep up with you! :P I'll have to take a look at this one too. *dramatic sigh*

  3. I have not yet read one of Scott Westerfeld's, but I really need to.

  4. I loved how Westerfeld incorporated the science! It was fun, creepy and informative, and it added a lot to the story. I've heard that some people actually skip the parasite chapters, though; they find them to disgusting.

  5. Oooh - got this one waiting for me on the shelf! Looking forward - I do so love books I can learn something from while I'm immersed in a great story.

  6. I know what you mean. It made me wish I'd studied biology too.


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