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Subject: Body Snatcher Type Books
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 12:42 AM ET
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I just finished reading "The Host" and it really wet my appetite for similar books -what body snatcher-type books do you recommend?

Edited to add: I just realized there's a smilar thread here, apologies! But there hasn't been many responses there, so it's still a good question :)



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Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 8:40 AM ET
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As I said before, I haven't read anything quite like The Host.  The closest I can think of is The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein (from the 1950's, I think).  They are similarly parasitic, but they are portryed as an evil and purely alien invasion.  Not sympathic in the least. 

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 10:21 PM ET
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Dreamcatcher by Stephen King might fit what you're looking for. He also has one called The Tommyknockers (one of my favorite books) that kinda falls under that category. These aren't friendly invasions, though.

Also, the Thrall series by Cathy Clamp and C.T. Adams is kinda a body-snatcher theme. The "vampires" of these books are actually parasites that infect humans, attach themselves to the brain, and survive off human blood. Again, not friendly.



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Date Posted: 1/27/2009 10:21 PM ET
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Oops, double post. Not sure how that happened...

 



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Date Posted: 1/28/2009 7:36 PM ET
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Haven't read the Host.  But Stephen Dedman's Foreign Bodies and Gillian Bradshaw's The Wrong Reflection are both about body theft/switch.

Ukiah Oregon series by Wen Spencer has alien virus/parasites.  Both friendly and nasty, fighting each other.



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