Don’t Trust Symbogen!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

438174039_640I just finished Mira Grant’s latest book Parasite. After falling in love with her Newsflesh Trilogy, I was eager to see what Grant had in store for this series. It is a little slow to start but that can be said of a lot of good books. Keeping with the style of her last series each chapter of Parasite opens with passages from interviews and other writings that would be published within the novel’s world. And again despite being a sci-fi novel the amount of research put into the story shines through when the characters speak about the parasites. The only problem I have now that I’m done is that I’m already impatiently waiting the next book.

Something particularly cool about this series is that Grant’s team has created a website for the fictional company that created the parasites. The site features a few ads for the “SymboGen Intestinal Bodyguard” and a link to the company’s twitter account. Looking back over the twitter feed things started out pretty cool with tweets made to be from within the fictional world. I have to give her credit that the website and twitter account were great ways to get her audience more involved in the story. I can’t wait to see what else is to come if Grant continues the series since the “To Be Continued…” ending basically outright says she isn’t done with this storyline. Hopefully it will be soon!

photoKeep Learning Beautiful Thinkers,

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PS The title makes sense when you check out the twitter account.

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  1. I’m not a twitter fan but it looks like a good read!

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