The Host – Movie and Book


Are you planning on seeing the movie, The Host?  It is a movie based on the book, The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

The Host (The Host, #1)

I read the book three years ago at the recommendation of my friend, Cheryl.  I have not read, nor plan to read any of Meyer’s Twilight books.  I am just not into vampires.  However, I kept hearing that Ms. Meyers is an amazing writer. Cheryl told me about The Host, and since there weren’t vampires in it, I decided to try it.

Here is my review from Goodreads.  “This is not a book I would typically read, but it was suggested to me by a friend.  I started the book not expecting to like it because I usually would prefer not to read about aliens.  However Ms. Meyer’s writing style brought me into the book immediately, and she developed an interesting character, Wanda.  The moral dilemmas and the dignity and value of all life throughout this book kept me from putting the book down way past bedtime.”

Aliens or not, I loved the psychological and moral aspects of this book.  I gave a 4 out of 5 star rating; mostly because I just can’t seem to give a 5 to a book about aliens. This book has over 600 pages, and I read it in less than a week during the summer time. (It is when I read the least.  Yeah, I know most people read more during summer…me not so much.)

Anyway, the movie is now coming out next week.  I can’t decide if I want to see it or not.  It is rare that a book is as good, much less better, than the movie.  I rarely see a movie on its opening weekend.  I am sure I will wait and see what people say about this movie.

So have you read the book or are you planning on seeing the movie? Do tell.

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