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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I want the two afternoons I spent on this claptrap back. I became more and more impatient as the story progressed and nothing much happened. Alternating between past and present, the story opens with a car crash that imperils the life of Kiyomi, the wife of scientist Toshiaki Nagashima; that “accident” sets in motion the mitochondria’s elaborate scheme involving a parasitic kidney transplant to inherit the planet.

Her husband, a mitochondria re I became interested in this book because I had heard of the video game of the same name. Ina film adaptation of the Parasite Eve novel was released in Japan.

Jan 17, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: One of these is a 14 year old girl, Mariko Anzai. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I love science and scientific explanations of how things work, so this was a learning experience for me as well as being entertaining. When the doctor removes the kidneys from Kiyomi, he too feels a strange heat that he cannot explain.

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.

He pondered its whiteness. Parasite Eve by Hideaki PaarasitePaperback 2 paarasite ratings 5. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! It’s a slower, creepier story with some truly amazing, scary bits interwoven with scientific accuracy, which makes for some truly clever writing.


Her donated kidney is transplanted into a young girl wiht a debilitating disorder, bu the doctor also feels compelled to keep a small sample of her liver in his laboratory. You can read this item using any ece the following Kobo apps and devices: Suffice to say, by the end, you will be more than a little uncomfortable that these tiny MFers are inside you.

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This sens, though short, took me a while to get through. The hideakii, Parasite Eve, pulled me in immediately and I read with wide-eyed upsetness. Apr 22, Steven Shroyer rated it it was amazing. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I find it hard to dismiss as coincidence the connection between Victoriana and horror- similarly the cultural quicksand of the American s and the Japanese s and s, eras in transit with social identity crises.

Only after getting into it a bit did I I’m squeamish and frighten easily.

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The premise is very creative, though I was a bit spoiled because I already knew the main twist because of the video-game based on it I haven’t played it, but I already knew the overall plot. It is thought that they were originally separate organisms, and a symbiotic relationship between them and early cellular life has evolved into their present position as cell organelles with no independent existence see endosymbiotic theory.


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Nagashima loses his wife in a mysterious car crash, he is overwhelmed with grief but also an eerie sense of purpose; he becomes obsessed wiht reincarnating his dead wife.

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She can cause certain thoughts to occur to them and also make them undergo spontaneous combustion. This is, after all, a book by a Japanese author, and one of only 2 novels by Japanese writers I have ever read before.

Library Journal noted that “Sena’s work in pharmacology and microbiology lends this Japanese import a sense of discovery and fear that resonates when new science is not fully understood,” and recommended the film to science fiction and horror fans who had enjoyed Suzuki Koji ‘s The Ring and films like White Noise. View all 3 comments. They are a blessing because it helps to build the believability and move the storyline along.

Kids, let me tell you about the time I performed an emergency tracheotomy on your aunt Robin. This book was my first foray into Japanese written horror, and overall it was an interesting one.

It reminded him of white things he had seen before.

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The story, while incredibly intriguing and gripping, does fall short at moments due to both pacing praasite some things being lost in translation. This brings me to my conclusion. This was what her heart had reacted to.