Parasite Eve has ratings and reviews. Brandon said: My god, where do I even begin with this ‘s start at the top with this: This book. Hideaki Sena (born ) is a Japanese pharmacologist and novelist. student at Tohoku University when he wrote his prizewinning debut novel, Parasite Eve. Praise. “Parasite Eve combines Michael Crichton’s scientific cutting-edge plausibility wiht David Cronenberg’s abject flesh/sex horror. Throw in.
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Would you like us to take another look at this review? The story, while incredibly intriguing and gripping, does fall short at yideaki due to both pacing and some things being lost in translation.
Her heart thrilled to mitochondria. While some albums have received mixed responses from critics, the music of the Parasite Eve series has generally received positive reviews, with the score for the first game bringing Shimomura international acclaim.
He has been working with cell replication and can, through extending her life hideali a petri dish, keep her technically alive [for very wide definitions of “her”, “alive”, and “really weird”]. Mariko has issues which neither Dr. The adaptation follows the storyline of the book but has a different ending. Parasiite fairness, I’m not sure if that’s entirely due to the translation or if the original work was like that.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To put it one way, imagine if Dean Koontz and Michael Crichton decided to team up and write a book together. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The word mitochondrion comes from the Greek words for thread and granule.
Quotes from Parasite Parasife. The remainder of the book is an eclectic mix of lectures on the history of mitochondrial evolution, and exhaustive commentaries on the colours of various things.
The plot of the story is great. I actually found a spot where I believed the book could have ended and the story would have been fine. English Choose a language for shopping. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Hifeaki who assume I am being facetious for some humorous purpose are incorrect in their assumption When I had read enough of this book to know that I wanted to write a review of it, I had planned on opening said review with the line: There was, sort of.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Not quite Ivory, but closer to it parasitw it was to Eggshell. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Parasite Eve was the basis of the hugely popular videogame of the same name in the U. Parasite Eve was the basis of the hugely popular videogame of the same name in the U.
Basically, those devious female mitochondria fail in their quest for world domination because parwsite female. The book actually opens with a very plausible, everyday tragedy that I did not expect. See if you have enough points for this item.
If you like science and a splash of horror, you can’t go wrong with this book. Forming some of the cells into a body, Eve possesses Toshiaki’s assistant Sachiko Asakura and intermittently takes control of Asakura to work upon the cultures. My god, where do I even begin with this book.
No, this book had two of some of the most uncomfortable rape scenes I had ever read in literature that deeply unsettled me, which I suppose was the intended effect but I would definitely caution anyone reading it.
It baffles me that someone would read this book and think “Yeah, this is just waiting to have a video game adaptation. Lastly, if you are a horror writer, then I would suggest this if only to observe how another culture handles the topic of horror.
The book itself was fairly well paced, and despite all the details, was a fairly good and enjoyable read.
It seems that there is an entity, something as old as life itself, something in the mitochondria – something that IS the mitochonria – which is determined to have its way and become the ascendant life form on the planet. If you don’t like getting down to the raw science of a sci-fi novel, then you might not like this too much.
The protagonist, I believe, is the titular character, but most would probably argue it’s her lover – in any case the story is about the two of them coming together and ultimately changing the world. May 30, Dani rated it it was ok Shelves: Throw in Frankenstein and “The Blob,” synthesize, and enjoy.
I love the ideas behind the plot, and the way it makes you question whether or not your own body could rebel against you like that, and you’d have no way to do a thing in the world about it.
What it ended up being was a book where nothing much happens, where it goes into way too much detail about things we don’t really need to know about performing organ transplants in mids Japan and culturing cells. This is, after all, a book by a Japanese author, and one of only 2 novels by Japanese writers I have ever read before.
Jul 18, Jamie rated it liked it. Parasite Eve II is the sequel to the original game, released for the PlayStation, for Japan in and worldwide in If this was a movie, it would be directed by David Cronenberg, because of its mix of body horror and dark eroticism.
I watched a play-through of the video game a few years ago and was expecting something like that. Not that everything leading up to that was particularly horrific, clever or well-written.