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 epidemiolog ...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
When I started the book I was all fangirl because I love some contagion books. Yes, I know I have weird tastes in books.
Some kind of contagion is sweeping a town, it causes people to go completely nuts and to kill the people around them. A seventy something year old Grandma kills her son because of it.
Then before the bodies of the assailants can be looked at they rot, completely turn to mush, and an odd fungus looki ...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
Doesn't seem like a zombie book at all, at least where I left off, so not sure why it's tagged that way?
I'm trying to squeeze one more zombie book into Zombiefest July 2015.
I have a signed copy and the inscription reads "Save Perry's balls!" I caught on about halfway through!
There is science, and itching, and more science, and alien things, and gore, and more gore, and... You really have to read it!!
Sigler is a master storyteller of this genre!! I have Contagious open and ready to go!!
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
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.
Love this first book.
I was getting the creepy-willies all while reading it.
It's been 4 years since I read this book, and yet I still managed to cringe when I stumbled upon the book's cover while surfing Goodreads. Why is this such a surprise to me? Partly because I don't usually remember the details of many of the books I've read, unless it's super good. Why did I cringe? Because this book is GROSS AS FU...!!!
Let's be clear: I don't gross out easily. I grew up watching scary/gross movies and reading scary/gross books. I also have 3 younger brothers, wh ...more
The next thing i ...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
Um. I was excited to read this book because
OK...I think this book...well, what I think of this book...
When Perry were trying to get things out of his body...SKIN...
AT THE END OF BOOK, I was like..
I don't want the damn thing inside of my body...
I REPEAT, WHAT. THE. F.U.C.K.!
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
Perry, a former football star and recovering rage-aho ...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
Dieses Buch sollte man nicht lesen, wenn es einen gerade irgendwo juckt. Was ist, wenn dieses Jucken nicht mehr aufhört und wenn sich die geröteten Stellen seltsam verschorfen? Was ist, wenn man bald darauf eine Wesensänderung durchmacht, die das komplette restliche (kurze) Leben auf den Kopf stellt? Und was passiert, wenn der Schorf abfällt, was wird sich darunter befinden? Man kann mir wirklich glauben, dass man dies nicht erleben möchte. “Sca ...more
Okay, cool, I thought. However, the book that that p ...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
1. We spend most of our time in the POV of Perry, the infected former football player. He starts out very sympathetic. Unfortunately, at the end, (view spoiler)[ he takes a radical shift into insane-o land. Now, the reader is expecting it, on some level, but when it finally happens, it's with Perry beating on a woman, ...more
The main character, Perry, who was infected by this so-called parasite made me want to keep reading this book until former childhood issues corrupted his thinking process. The book went downhill from there. If you do not like medical jargon, this book is not for you. It did however have its creepy/ick moments that kept me engrossed, but the over-all story and the ending were not up to par. I might or might not read the next book.
The gore and descriptive nature of the storytelling had me wincing at times and squirming all over the place as I listened to this. The flaws are the fact that the characters are very unlikeable and you hope they do not make it a lot of the time. There is some elements of knowing if the science is plausible and whether what Perry does near the end is possible to survive.
But I cannot wait to see ...more
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New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler is the creator of fifteen novels, six novellas and dozens of short stories. His works are available from Crown Publishing and Del Rey Books.
In 2005, Scott built a large online following by releasing his audiobooks as serialized podcasts. A deca ...more