"It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing."
"As a bio major, I figured "free will" meant chemicals in your brain telling you what to do, the molecules bouncing around in a way that felt like choosing but was actually the dance of little gears--neurons and hormones bubbling up into decisions like clockwork. You don't use your body; it uses you."
" ' Flowers imitate insects -patterning their petals after wings, stealing their smells. Jasmine tricks butterflies into landing on it, so they carry pollen from one flower to another. That's how jasmine flowers have sex with each other.'
'Dude. Jasmine has sex? Using butterflies?'
'Yeah. How about that?' "
"So next time you're at the doctor's office, be on the lookout for this heartwarming symbol of the ancient healing arts. (And don't believe all that crap about the great god Hermes; it's all about the guinea worms.)"
" 'God, you mean I lost my virginity to The Apocalypse?' "...Continua
They are not really vampires, but something like that. I just couldn't get into this one. I read 156 of the 312 pages, but only because several people had recommended it, so I wanted to give it a good chance.
I loved how every other chapter was a few pages on a different parasite! I really liked this book, and I love Scott Westerfeld's unique and creative ideas!