Parasite: Book summary and reviews of Parasite by Mira Grant

Parasite

Parasitology Series

by Mira Grant

Parasite
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2013
    512 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives ... and will do anything to get them.

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"Starred Review. Readers with strong stomachs will welcome this unusual take on the future. The ending is a place holder for future volumes in the series." - Kirkus

"Grant extends the zombie theme of her Newsflesh trilogy to incorporate thoughtful reflections on biomedical issues that are both ominously challenging and eerily plausible." - Publishers Weekly

"Grant is well known to horror fans, but with Parasite, she's likely to acquire a new whole new group of readers." - Booklist

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Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire - winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author at www.miragrant.com or follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.

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