Parasite - Parasitology (Paperback)Mira Grant (author)
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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 tapeworm 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.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 40 mm
Parasite is believable, disturbing and only the beginning . . . The disturbingly realistic plot, coupled with interspersed events of hostility from the infected, make for a suspense ridden read * SciFiNow *
A creepy spine-tingler of a medical thriller * Charles Stross *
The most readable, wittily written - and even charming zombie thriller in years * MORNING STAR *
Interesting, morally ambiguous characters and some genuinely unexpected plot developments . . lives up to its intriguing premise * THE LIST *
Existing in a unique space somewhere between medical thriller, psychological science fiction and body horror, Parasite is a properly chilling read * THE ELOQUENT PAGE *
A riveting near-future medical thriller that reads like the genetically-engineered love child of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton * John Joseph Adams *
Parasite is a thoroughly enjoyable nightmare * SUNDAY SPORT *
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