Infected (Infected #1)
Working under the government’s shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiolo...more
It had an interesting premise, a solid story, and truly excellent horror elements…BUT it also had shitty characters, and dialogue that grated on my nerve clusters bad enough to leave me irked with the entire effort.
Such a hope-dashing, bitter disappointment this was for me. After really enjoying Ancestor some time ago, I was looking to Sigler to become a new staple for me in the realm of science-horror. Now, after this miss, it looks li...more
Eventually, the publishing industry took notice and signed Sigler to a contract to put his stories i...more
The concept of alien spores growing in humans was easier for me to swallow than anything else in this story and when it...more
Boy, was I glad I did!
Infected is an original story that's well told, thought provoking, and fun to read. The characters are well written and believable and the story is intriguing.
This book gave me the feeling that all this was happening in r...more
"Infecção" foi desde a sua publicação um livro que me chamou a atenção e pelo qual acabei por desenvolver algumas expectativas. Nem todas corresponderam, acho que esperava mais do livro, ou uma história diferente, não que a contada seja má, apenas espera mais.
Trata-se de um livro inserido no género Terror/Horror no qual tenho poucos conhecimentos. Sou decididamente mais fã de filmes ou mesmo séries vocacionadas para a área do que propriamente em livros.
Primeiramente o livro agarrou-me muito...more
S P O I L E R S B E L O W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did anyone else get EXTRA creeped out by the association with Morgellons? Look it up if you haven't, I thought I was being April Fool's day spoo...more
Infeção é, acima de tudo, um livro de ficção científica com traços de policial/thriller que não traz nada de novo ao mundo literário mas que sem dúvida entretém.
Comecei esta leitura pouco convencida de que iria gostar e até com o pressentimento de que a iria abandonar após algum tempo não só devido a alguns comentários mas, em grande parte, devido às primeiras páginas que se vieram a revelar um pequeno entrave. Antes de qualquer pessoa pegar neste livro aconselho a pensarem 2 vezes...more
The next thing i...more
Perry, a former football star and recovering rage-aho...more
Perry Dawsey has a different life from what he once thought he'd have. Once...more
The same players are back for more punishment in Contagious: CIA veteran Dew Phillips; his boss, CIA director Mur...more
Perry Dawsey is a fallen athlete from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who spent his former college days on the football field as a local hero. After...more
What we have here is a hard science view of a highly detailed infection where us humans get to play host to a bunch of triangle sha...more
The book was great, if a bit gross in parts for my taste. It was a weird mix if sci-fi and horror, which I don't...more
Porquê? Porque eu sou daquelas pessoas que nunca na vida poderia ser médica. Sangue não me faz impressão mas tecidos moles, órgãos internos e coisas do estilo deixam-me arrepiada até à medula.
Este livro poder-se-ia bem inserir naquele tipo de séries televisivas como os V ou a Vieram em Paz ou algo do género; séries de que eu até gosto. A narrativa é incrivelmente corrente e deixa-nos na expectativa para o que vem d...more
Okay, cool, I thought. However, the book that that p...more
This was a fun read, weird in places true. I have some questions that were not answered but I don't think this lessons the enjoyment of the novel at all. It was interesting to "see" so to speak the transformation(both mentally & physically) of Perry as the seeds took root and grew within him. It would have been nice to find out where exactly they came from & what exactly that gateway was leading to but it was never said. All in all if you suspend belief a bit and let t...more
Now, why the rating and why try the next book?
Well, the idea behind the book is interesting. As movie goers and readers already know. For example (view spoiler)[The Puppet Masters, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the movie Alien...and many, many more. (hide spoiler)] The book was interesting enough that I found I wanted to see how the writer worked...more
audiobook note: Authors rarely do a good job reading their own works, and Sigler even acknowledges that he can't do female voices. He's right.
Disgustingly gross. Double check.
An intriguing, smart and witty take on invasions of the body snatcher? Triple check.
Did I mention gross? The cringe-inducing, 'that's so sick' mantra as you read? Yeah, and a whole lot more. And I can't wait to see the movie. Sigler has taken his own unique spin on an age old classic, fear of an unknown entity, that is not just infectious but intelligent. And quite possibly, not of this earth. The dialogue is catchy, it's well written and conceiv...more
Sigler handles both kinds of horror very well within this novel as it follows two main characters throughout their handling of the infection. One is trying to solve what is happening, the other is more co...more
The book follows a cast of characters as a mysterious disease begins to befall the citizens of the United States. Random people are committing atrocious acts of violence, things that are supposedly out of characte...more
And this is what makes Infected my favorite Sigler offering: like a great Hitchcock film (albeit with gore never imagined by the great director), Infected drips with suspense. The confining nature of the setting, the battle Perry wages against himself (taking...more
Before he was published, Scott built a large online...more