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The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion Paperback – December 4, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (December 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780316230780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316230780
  • ASIN: 0316230782
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #870,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mark Cotta Vaz is the author of thirty-one books including the #1 bestselling The Twilight Saga movie companion series. His other recent works include Mythic Vision: The Making of Eragon; The Spirit: The Movie Visual Companion; and the biography Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

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If your a fan of the book this movie companion is a must have!!
Stephanie Frederick
I couldn't be happier with the book and as soon as the movie is out in Blu-ray I will be also getting it.
Rafael Fanola
Love the photo of the cast, behind the scene, and the interviews with some of the cast.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Wanda Rochester on December 12, 2012
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I am looking forward to this movie very much. This book does it much credit. The pictures are beautiful, the information insightful. I am very very pleased with me purshace. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you Amazon and thank you Mark for this wonder item!!!!:)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Orf on January 14, 2013
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If you are looking for something to give you a good in depth look at the making of the Host this is it. It is full of stories and interviews. Very nicely done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard Mcinerney on February 25, 2013
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This companion really illuminates the movie making process. A great behind the scenes look. Lots of interesting info and a must for any fan of the book and upcoming movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Verhaegen (Bookfever) on January 26, 2013
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This movie companion is really interesting if you're going to see the movie in March. Now, The Host (the book) is my favorite ever and I'm pretty excited (and scared) to go see the movie. I'm terrified that they'll ruin it because I don't really like the actors for the movie (although these actors are all amazing). After reading this companion I'm even more scared but I do know the cast and crew really are invested in making this a good movie so we'll just have to see, won't we? :)
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By Romancing the Book on June 7, 2013
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I went into reading this movie companion not really knowing what the original novel was about. But I did enjoy Stephenie Meyer's other works, The Twilight Saga, so I decided to give this a chance. It wasn't actually the novel just a movie guide of sorts so I figured that it would be a nice change of pace. I found out that I was surprised.

I found out that the story is somewhat loosely sci-fi-ish...if that is even a word. Well, I made it a word for this review. You see just briefly it is an unusual type of love story. Beings that inhabit humans by taking over their brains erasing from what I understand memories and replacing them with others use said humans as the `Host' for their bodies. So to understand this you picture your body but your mind is that of an alien. In this story we follow Melanie Stryder and her alien named `Wanderer'. The twist is that Melanie is strong and doesn't give up her memories for the Wanderer to take over. Instead the Wanderer is filled with Melanie's memories and falls for Melanie's boyfriend Jared.

To me this was a really informative look at the whole process of taking the novel, turning it into a script, choosing actors, locations etc. I enjoyed reading the different takes from the actors; the interviews with the directors, gophers and even Stephenie Meyer. The visual and special effects were interesting to learn about. The unusual locations that helped to bring the story off the pages to make everything more realistic, although it made have seemed desolate to some it made the story romantic. The depths we go for love. Even the bond that formed between Melanie and Wanderer was fun to explore.
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By Rafael Fanola on April 21, 2013
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If you are a big fan of The Host movie then you must have this book also. It contains really cool behind the scenes pictures, interviews, and other documentation related to the making of the film. I couldn't be happier with the book and as soon as the movie is out in Blu-ray I will be also getting it. Saoirse Ronan was just absolutely amazing in this movie and in my opinion this one movie alone beats the crap out of the entire Werewolf/Vampire teen romance saga created by Stephenie Meyer.
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By Spencer on January 12, 2013
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this is the most interesting companion mark cotta vaz has written to all of stephenie meyer's novels yet! congrats on another companion to another great stephenie meyer classic that follows up the twilight saga!
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ANOTHER WONDERFUL BOOK! THE TWILIGHT SERIES WAS GREAT, BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS BOOK WAS THREE TIMES AS BETTER!!!!! HOW DOES STEPHANIE MEYER DO IT!? THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD I FINISHED IT IN THREE DAYS!!!!
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Mark Cotta Vaz is the author of over twenty-one books, including four New York Times bestsellers. His recent works include Mythic Vision: The Making of Eragon, The Spirit: The Movie Visual Companion, and the biography Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Creator of King Kong, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller

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