Thursday Quotables: Parasite


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

This week, I decided to highlight a few of the lighter moments in a truly creepy and disturbing book:

She was the kind of girl who would probably greet Godzilla while he was attacking downtown by asking whether he’d ever considered adopting a kitten to help him with his obvious stress disorder.


“I hate it when you’re reasonable,” she grumbled. “You should be freaking out.”

“You’re freaking out enough for both of us,” I said. “I just want to know what I’m going to be freaking out about before I waste energy freaking out about the wrong things. Conservation of panic is important.”

One more:

My parents would be pissed if they came home and SymboGen had kicked the front door in, but I assumed they’d be even angrier if they came home and found me dead in the kitchen.

Parasite (Parasitology, #1)

Source: Parasite
Author: Mira Grant
Orbit, 2013

This sci-fi/thriller about medical science gone wrong is keeping me up at night and giving me chills galore! And yet, the writing is full of little zingers and clever bits, just enough to make me break out an occasional smile while hiding under the covers!

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
  • Click below (next to the cute froggy face) to link up your post! And be sure to visit other linked blogs to view their Thursday Quotables too.
  • Have a quote to share but not a blog post? Leave your quote in the comments.
  • Have fun!

6 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables: Parasite

  1. I have heard a bunch about this book lately, mostly along the lines of, “so scary – so good!” I’m happy to see there are funny moments in there too… but I’m still too afraid to pick it up, hehe. Glad you’re enjoying it!

    • Good luck with the giveaway! It’s a good one, and now I want to read the Newsflesh trilogy by this author too. Hope you’re enjoying The Cuckoo’s Calling!

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