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Discussion for Stephenie Meyer's debut sci-fic/romance novel. Now open for all discussion. Don't enter if you haven't yet finished the book!
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The Host's Impending Popularity

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The Host's Impending Popularity

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It's true that a lot of people will read it simply because it is by Stephenie. I think a lot of Sci-Fi/Fantasy readers, who may not be interested in YA/Stephenie/Vampires, etc., will also be interested in it though, too. There is a huge science fiction audience out there that doesn't neccessarily look to YA for books that are expected to be interested in it. There is never any guarantee that a book is going to be good, but given Stephenie's past works and her talents as a writer, it is expected to be. The premise, as with <i>Twilight's</i> plotline, is intriguing to most. I mean a body snatcher falling in love with her host's love? Come on! :lol: But I know I am biased because one: like a lot of you, I would read it simply because it is by Stephenie Meyer, but also, I am a HUGE Fantasy fan. Some of my other favorite authors aside from Stephenie are Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Jasper Fforde, O.S. Card, Guy Gavriel Kay, etc. etc.

Anyway, that's one of the beauties of reading: it doesn't matter how many people like/dislike one book or novel, someone's least favorite work could be the next person's favorite. :-)

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This book sounds awesome. I love cool scifi books like ones by Orson Scott Card and Garth Nix. Can't wait to read this one!
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Since so many of you seem excited for The Host, I highly suggest this site: The Host Index. It's speculation at the moment and there is some Twilight discussion. It's very fun and friendly on there. And it's run by our very own Alcyone and Ouisa.
"What did you [i]do[/i] to this?" he asked in a horrorstruck voice.
"It didn't want to come out of the dashboard."
"So you felt the need to torture it?"
"You know how I am with tools. No pain was inflicted intentionally."
He shook his head, his face a mask of faux tragedy. "You killed it."
I shrugged. "Oh, well."
~[i]Eclipse[/i], pg. 47

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Post by Edwards-crooked-smile »

I'll admit when I first heard about the host, I only want to read it because Stephenie wrote it but when I read the description on Stephenie's site I figured it would be really good. This is the quote that got me wanting to read it:

Despite its genre, The Host a very human story. There aren't any gadgets, ray guns, time warps, black holes, spaceships (okay, there are a few spaceships mentioned), or any of the other sci-fi standards.

The whole reason why I adore the Twilight series besides the characters is because it's mythical but in a modern day setting which makes it more human-like. I guess that's the best way to describe it although it's not exactly human.
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I recently visited Stephanie's myspace page and one of the comments said that she really enjoyed The Host. I was suprised that she was able to already get it, considering that it doesn't come out until 2008. I was wondering if anybody knew how she got it this early. :(

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Here it is: How did she get the book?

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"Your book "The Host" is the most crazy book I've ever read. (That's good)
That was truly unique, I loved it and I don't like romance novels but that was soooo fun to read.

I just wanted to complement you, that's all.
Keep writing those great stories!

A fan,
Ana"

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Post by EDwArDcUlLeN_Is_My_LoVe! »

See.....I don't think she meant any of the other books....

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Post by Syn Morite »

She could have mistaken the title and meant Twilight, but it could also be that she has connections with Stephenie's publisher.
"What did you [i]do[/i] to this?" he asked in a horrorstruck voice.
"It didn't want to come out of the dashboard."
"So you felt the need to torture it?"
"You know how I am with tools. No pain was inflicted intentionally."
He shook his head, his face a mask of faux tragedy. "You killed it."
I shrugged. "Oh, well."
~[i]Eclipse[/i], pg. 47

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Another Side Note: Barnes & Noble had 9 New Moons, 2 Twilights in Hardcover and one in paperback. I was sitting there looking at them all together like...it was beautiful
Lol I've done that before... but it was at a school library...and people stared at me... but your kind of transfixed whenever you see any of them!

You may think im crazy when I say this... and maybe I am... but you get kind of a jumpy indescribable feeling whenever someone mentions Edward, or Bella, or Jacob, or Volvos or old Chevy trucks... anyway anybody agree with me?

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