Friday, August 7, 2009

Infected and Contagious by Scott Sigler - A Review

Synopsis and information taken from the Barnes & Noble website.
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Pub. Date: April 2008
  • ISBN-13: 9780307406101
  • 320pp

A terrifying thriller that will crawl beneath your skin . . . and leave fresh blood on every page.

A mysterious disease is turning thousands of ordinary Americans into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, their own families, and even themselves. And one morning, ex–football star Perry Dawsey awakens to find mysterious welts growing all over his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices, fighting uncontrollable rage . . . he is infected. Worse, the disease wants something from him, something that could alter the fate of the human race.

  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Pub. Date: December 2008
  • ISBN-13: 9780307406316
  • 448pp
This is the sequel to infected so I'm not going to put a synopsis here because it might contain spoilers. Instead I will post a link to the Barnes & Noble information page. Click here.

My review of sorts:

I listened to the author narrated podiobooks for both of these books and all I can say is WOW! They were awesome. Full of action, blood, violence, death, mayhem you name it, it's in there somewhere I assure you.

I loved the story line and the characters had me pulling for them right from the beginning. The big gruff football player and the sassy female doctor and the military boys all were like able and interesting characters.

The funny thing is I even liked the creepy crawly invaders too. The blue triangles with the single black eye on each side. They're just right amount of creepy to give you goose pimples and yet you still kinda secretly like them just a little even though they are out to get you.

These books are not for the faint of heart though. There is a lot of blood, language, violence and creepiness in them to fill a stadium. So if you are squeamish in anyway they're probably not your thing but if your not...Read them!


Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I have read both and love them. I cant wait for Sigler to come out with a new book. While reading these I'd bounce around going SON OF A BITCH, SON OF A BITCH it amused me so much and still does whenever I hear it, I always think of little blue triangles now.

Zia said...

Ya little blue triangles are forever burned into my brain.

vvb32 reads said...

i had heard about the first book originating as a podiobook and have been meaning to pick up Infected when it came out. your positive review prompted me to get a move on.