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September 23, 2009

‘Twilight’ Author’s Adult Novel Gets Film Deal

— Posted by John Campea

Author Stephenie Meyer will probably for the rest of her life be known as the writer of the “Twilight” series, and for good reason. The books have become a phenomena on a “Harry Potter” scale and the film franchise has already achieved great success with more to come.

However, Meyer took a break from the Vampire world to pen an adult novel entitled “The Host” that was first published last year. The book caught Hollywood’s attention and now producers Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz have acquired screen rights.

The book company describes the story of “The Host” like this:

“Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, 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.

Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts 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 yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.“

Question: If you’re NOT a fan of “Twilight”, would you still be willing to give “The Host” a chance?

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  • Joe

    I read it on my recent trip to Europe (needed a book and the only english book there my friend suggested was that), and I loved it. I prolly wouldn’t watch the movie tho.

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