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Contagious: A Novel Paperback – December 29, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
I inhaled this 400+ page monster in two days, and could not put it down. The novel is intense, thrilling, terrifying, and action packed. The book is a sequel to his novel Infected which (for the most part) took place in the incredibly small setting of an apartment living room. The sequel pulls out all the stops, moving to a few truly memorable setpieces on the rushing ride to an over-the-top finale that boggles the mind in its intensity and scale. Great characters, humor, gore, and a story based on actual science and technology that's terrifying in it's near-believeability.
Buy this book and read it. If you're on the fence, at least visit the author's website, where you can listen to a VERY high production value audio version on the first book, or read it as a pdf. If you like what you see of Infected, this book will get its hooks in you bad. Don't say you weren't warned, and say hello to Chauncey for me.
While the medical and scientific aspects are still excellent, and some of the horror is still quite good (Sigler has a knack for entirely-appropriate yet terrifying gruesomeness), other attempts at horror fell flat. In particular, those associated with Chelsea often didn't work out well. The tone was off. They felt more like carnival sideshow freak bits rather than actual horrors.
I wanted to give Contagious a higher rating, partially due to how much I enjoyed Infected, and partially due to my enjoyment of certain aspects of the book. However, many of the characters dragged this book down.
With Contagious, Sigler has tapped back into that /vast/ and detailed imagination best manifest in his The Rookie universe and capped it with by far the best interpersonal drama he's written. Contagious bridges the private horror of Sigler's previous novel Infected with enough subtle hooks to cut anyone up on the story. It delivers a relentless, constantly accelerating tale that reaches the sublimely horrible in its final act. No spoilers here, but I've not felt as electrified by, and connected to, the grand action in any recent movie short of The Dark Knight.
Sigler is a rising star, and looks to have finally reached the main stage with Contagious. My highest recommendation.
Scott Sigler pulls the reader on to the next page and does not let them stop until they hit the end. Great book...I look forward to much, much more from this author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book as much as the first. Incredibly well-written and action-filled. I can't wait to start the third in the series.Published 25 days ago by Josh E
I like the curators they don't pall any punches the bad are really badPublished 3 months ago by Jonathan Krum
I didn't think Contagious was as strong of a book as Infected mostly because of the direction of the plot. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alyssa
I really enjoyed this second installment of this alien series. looking forward to reading the finally.Published 5 months ago by Bill McCrane
Second book in the infected trilogy. Picks up perfectly from the first book.
Would not read if you did not go through the first book but have no fear. Read more