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Book Note: Scott Westerfeld, Peeps

I read this book about 24-Dec-2005. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2005. This note was last modified Sunday, 25-Dec-2005 11:05:10 PST.

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This book has a truly awful cover, a photographic human eye modified to have a vertical slit pupil. It also has a terrible title -- "peeps" are either horrid marshmallow Easter candy, or else the bad guys in David Weber's Honor Harrington series.

So far, though, it has a mouthy first-person narrator with an attitude, modern vampires based on parisitology, and occasional chapters just detailing the life-cycle of some weird real-world parasite. These are not bad things!

("Parasite positive" is believable police jargon for this universe's vampires, but getting from there to "peep" doesn't work for me.)

Fairly short, especially considering the chapters on parisitology. Comes to a hopeful conclusion. But deep dark ancient evils, predators, that kind of crap. And science can't help us, we have to rely on the vampires. Bah, humbug. (Okay, he probably mean science doesn't yet know anything useful on the particular threat. I hope that's what he meant. But still.)

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