Infected (Infected #1)
The infection changes everything.
Strange microscopic parasites tap into Perry's bloodstream like tiny little vampires. They start as brig ...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
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!!
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.
The concept of alien spores growing in humans was easier for me to swallow than anything else in this story and when it ...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.
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
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.!
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
Not sure where to begin, but one place I can start.... the gore. I have read bloody things before; but the mutilation even made me wince; and that is saying something.
This book is about infection gone astray, awry, ballistic, crazy, on acid, on uppers, on downers, on some real -ish. See there are these minute "seedlings"...and they get in your system; once there...bad things start to happen.
This book is not for the squeamish, so tread lightly. It is, however, perfect for horror/sci-fi r ...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
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
Okay, cool, I thought. However, the book that that p ...more
Perry, a former football star and recovering rage-aho ...more
Well you find out near the end, which helped. But like I sai ...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
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
A unique thriller involving a mysterious infection that is turning people violent... and more.
Well written, good pace, plenty of atmosphere, a real pleasure to read. It's the sort of book that you'll stay awake to finish rather than taking care of those pesky needs like sleep.
I am looking forward to digging into the latter 2 parts of the trilogy to see where this heads!
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
That said, this is not a bad book. There are a couple terrific characters in this, morally ambiguous and ...more
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#1 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 de ...more