I'm so excited I got to read this book. I can't even express how bogged down I have been with all my fancy doctorate class reading.
So, Parasite is an interesting read. It takes place in 2027, but it flashes back to 2015, when some medical research was occurring. People are sick all the time; they have colds, all kinds of allergies, and cancers that hinder our lives. In this story, doctors have found a way to genetically engineer (or control) a tape worm. This tape worm lives in your intestines and essentially eats up and absorbs anything that would make you sick. It keeps you healthy.
Except for the part where people start to turn into "sleepwalkers" that unexpectedly start killing people. Sal had a tapeworm put in her body when she was 20. Then, she was in a horrific car accident. She spent 6 years in a coma and then woke up. People say it's because of her tapeworm. But is it? What's happening with it? Why are people turning into these bizarre sleepwalking zombies?
This book was pretty cool. My husband thinks it would make a good movie. We'll see.
I'm an avid reader. One thing I've learned in my many years on this Earth is that no matter what is happening in your life, you can always benefit from temporarily escaping life in order to become absorbed in a make believe story.