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Subject: Books similar to THE HOST
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:59 PM ET
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Does anyone know of anybooks similar to the host by Stephanie Meyers ? I loved how the alien was in conflict with the human side of her host. Also, if the book you reccomend is on your shelf, please let me know. I may want to request it.

THANKS !!!

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 9/8/2008 11:06 AM ET
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Just so you don't think we're ignoring you, I have racked my brains and not been able to think of anything similar to The Host.  Maybe that's why I enjoyed it...because it was different. 

Date Posted: 9/8/2008 11:35 PM ET
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Same goes here. I've been thinking on this for hours and can't come up with one. Loved The Host too. My 14 year old daughter gave it to me for Mother's day and I didn't want to read it for some reason. When I did finally pick it up I was hooked from page 1.
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 1:47 AM ET
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I just bought A NEW DAWN which is different takes from author's about Stephanie Meyer's books. I hope it's good but I really want a HOST part 2. Thanks for answering me you guys.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 12:30 PM ET
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The only book I've ever read that may be similar to the host is The Puppet Masters by Heinlin. And it doesn't have the same  angst as The Host. I am hoping for a Host 2 also. My copy was also a gift for Mother's Day from my son. I finally read it about a month or so ago..

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 11/2/2008 12:38 PM ET
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There is no bigger fan of Heinlein than me, but the only similarity between The Puppet Masters and The Host is the parasitic factor.  The creatures in Heinlein's stories were never sympathetically portrayed, and nothing was shown from their point of view.  The slugs were the enemy, pure and simple.