Download Epub Format ✓ Peeps PDF by ï Scott Westerfeld

Download Epub Format ✓ Peeps PDF by ï Scott Westerfeld This is a young adult book It might be marketed for the teenage crowd, but I d say it sadult, less young Things that should not be in YA fiction four letter words including the worst one , a casual attitude toward promiscuity and uncommitted sex, visits to a gay bar, and a not very subtle contempt for religious beliefs, expressed with a condescending and scornful voice.
Things in this book all of the above.
If you can get past that, it s actually a pretty good book It s easy to read, with a fast moving plot and well written action Every other chapter gives a mini lesson in a different parasite, which sounds weird and boring but is actually interesting and a little revolting There is a lot of talk about evolution, some of which makes sense and some of which makes me roll my eyes This is not your typical vampire story Not even close There s an unexpec This review will include two sentences I never expected to write in a review, namely 1 This book does not contain any sickly sweet marshmallow candy and2 Ew, ew, ew Does that make you want to keep reading I hope so, because Scott Westerfeld, who for my money is among the best YA authors writing these days, has created a believable and realistic take on the vampire legend which I don t recommend for the squeamish, and probably not for the romantic, either There are no spooky castles here, or pretty clothing, or pale aristocratic types with neck fetishes in fact, this book just might be the anti Twilight, since its vampires have a lotin common with people bitten by rabid dogs There is nothing romantic about vampirism here it is sexy only in the sense that those infected with it become increasingly horny, and spread the disease through physical contact.
Our narrator, 19 year ol I was going to say this is one of Scott Westerfeld s earlier novels, but they all seem to have come onto the scene around 2005 Instead I ll say this, it s one that s set in New York City.
So, here s a reason to advocate abstinence only sex education You can turn into a vampire if you exchange saliva with the wrong person Cal, unfortunately, misses out on this lesson so after a drunken one night stand he ends up as a vampire As you might have guessed, these are not your grandmother s vampires Sure, the legends are the same, but that s about it Because in Westerfeld s story, vampirism is a disease spread by a little parasite called Toxoplasma So, instead of being called vampires, Cal and others who have been infected or are carriers are called Parasite Positives or Peeps for short.
The upshot is that Cal is recruited by a secret government organization to hunt Peeps and espe I loved this tight, scientific vampire book It s a sparsely written, fast paced novel about a disease that mimics vampirism and the end of the world.
The basis of the horror in this novel isn t occult, but scientific Parasites make their hosts do things True horror there are a lot of examples I asked some friends who knewgarnered a few interesting links on it When I finished the book, I found that the author said they were all real parasites even has a bibliography I recognized at least one of the books he lists as being in thereading section of one of the articles below.
Parasite Brainwashes Rats Into Craving Cat Urine, Study Finds is about Toxoplasma gondii, mentioned in this book, which spreads from rodents to cats by altering the brains of infected rats so that they become attracted to the scent of their predators.
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com 2012 12 11 sc I lost my virginity to the apocalypse Scott Westerfeld s Peeps is another great off the wall vampire novel A far cry from Anne Rice s sultry, albeit long, stories about vampires, Westerfeld takes the classic vampire and pretty much rips it apart In Peeps vampires arelike people with a nasty case of syphilis than sexy indestructible gods Being a vampire means being infected with a parasite that craves circulation above all else Drinking blood is kind of a side effect of the parasite The parasites main goal is to spread, through biting, sex or any other exchange of bodily fluids.
Aside from being about vampires and STDs, Peeps is first and foremost about parasites Every other chapter gives us some disgusting insight into a different real world parasite like toxoplasma gondi , of which every cat owner on the planet probably has Its the reason pregnant women can t clean out the litter bo Last Year As College Freshman, Narrator Cal Was Infected By Exotic Goth Morgan With A Parasite That Caused Following Girlfriends To Become Vampire Like Ghouls He Calls Parasite Positives Peeps A Carrier Without Symptoms, He Hunts His Progeny For The Centuries Old Bureaucratic Night Watch But Victims Are Showing Sanity, Pretty Human Lacey Is Pushing His Buttons, And Her Apartment Building Basement Houses Fierce Hordes Of Ravening Rats, Red Eyed Cats, And Monstrous Worms That Threaten All Morgan Has The Secret To A Centuries Old Conspiracy And Upcoming Battle To Save The Human Race Interest premise, fun ride Loved that the female protagonist wasn t all helpless and actually was smarter funnierinteresting than the lead male HOWEVER I could not wrap my head around the rhythm of her voice The author had her doing weird things like saying Dude at the end of EVERY sentence, which made no sense and got irritating very quickly But that s the only complaint, awesome book.
This one s an interesting reinvention of the vampire myth vampirism is a sexually transmitted parasite, an idea that Westerfeld explores fully, and often with great creativity and zest You know how that bit about vamps sorry, Peeps being afraid of crosses came about One of the parasite s adaptations is to attack the brain and make you hate everything you used to love, so infected people won t just hang around noshing on their neighbors and get killed by the mob with torches and pitchforks right away The aversion to sunlight is a similar deal The sexual frustration of Cal the parasite positive but rare resistant peep hunter is quite amusing, and Westerfeld creates an excellent temptation for him in Lace, an NYU student whose dialogue I swear to G This is sort of hard to review.
On one hand, I read it in basically one sitting, but it is fairly short so that doesn t mean much I liked the mystery element, but found the actual ending to be stupid Like, Extras ending level of stupid it was all just a misunderstanding kind of stupid that frankly pisses me off.
The world was pretty cool until the literal big reveal and idk something about Cal just screamed I M A SELF INSERT CHARACTER FOR SCOTT WESTERFELD I mean, they re both Texans in New York, they re both boys for one thing, and I ve never met Scott Westerfeld, but I ve read a crap ton of his books, and after a while, the author s personality bleeds through Cal s a self insert character if I ever read one,

Scott Westerfeld

Download Epub Format ✓ Peeps PDF by ï Scott Westerfeld Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.He is best known for the Uglies and Leviathan series His next book, IMPOSTORS, returns to the world of Uglies It comes out September 11, 2018.