Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lunch Time - Past Time

While spending my lunch time alone trying to convince myself to open my laptop and work while everyone is having very interesting conversation with their lunch dates... I tried browsing the net and looked for something to read.  I found this novel "The Host" which I read 2 to 3 years ago has almost done with all the shots for the movie.  Wow! Steph, the author of the bestselling Twilight Series, must be so lucky to have all her books played in the screen.

Among all her books, "The Host" is my favorite.   The story, the twist, the characters, they were all amazingly written.  You might be thinking this is another alien story, yes, the hosts are aliens invading the human bodies like in the Men In Black Movies.   The hosts can hop into one body to the other and will try to control over the mind of the human beings.   The twist started when Wanda (the soul/the alien), hopped into the body of Melanie and she couldn't control her and fell in love to the man in Melanie's memory.  I just love how Steph instilled the hope to the main characters even though they suffered enough pain and troubles just to find the man they both love.


Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.
Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.
When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

Anyway, I probably shared that I got hooked on the Twilight series before, but found the movies so-so.  I just hope that "The Host" movie will capture the closest possible emotions that was written in the novel.

Lunch time is over.... need to go back to work :)

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