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The Infection Paperback – August 30, 2011
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"Brilliant and terrifying!" -Jonathan Maberry, author of PATIENT ZERO
"28 DAYS LATER meets THE MIST ... a definite page-turner right from the get-go all the way to the insanely intense final scene." -TheGOREScore.com
"Proves that just because it's 'indie' horror doesn't mean it can't stand alongside the greats. The book is simply stunning." -Rhonny Reaper, Dollar Bin Horror
"Gripping ... DiLouie carefully recreates our society and our military ... then proceeds to bring the horror, devastation, and heroes we require." - Fangoria
"A road trip through hell". -Zombies & Toys
"DiLouie has created a vivid world of mayhem and destruction." -Doubleshot Reviews
"An entirely new way to look at the apocalypse." -ZombieSlam.com
"Intense and graphic ... a completely engrossing read." -SwampDweller
"One of the best zombie books I've read." -THE FRINGE Magazine
"Beyond the regular apocalyptic novel." -LivingDeadMedia.com
"DiLouie does a cut-up job of presenting what it would really be like if everything were to fall apart ... It's inventive and fresh, offering an insider's perspective on pain and terror." -SHOCK TOTEM Magazine
"Impressive in scope, and a frighteningly nightmarish twisting of the zombie formula." -AwilltoAct.com
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is about a different type of zombie (still well within the genre, so zombie fans are safe!), and we actually get glimpses throughout the book of how the zombies came to exist - and what reasons are for their existence. Their emergence takes up the first quarter of the book, and through flashbacks throughout the book. Very well done. You see the confusion, the apprehension, then fear and rage, characters who give up, others who fight back.
The book does not offer heroes who somehow manage to live through the zombie apocalypse with their hairstyle intact, and their souls untouched. Everyone in the book is damaged somehow... and it makes you root for the characters even more, because the damage is revealed in bits and pieces, and revealed very competently. You grow with the characters, as they experience the struggle and deal with the end of the world. You'll feel nervous yourself as you read, NEEDING to know what happens next to the characters. I finished this book a lot quicker than I originally planned because of the action and exposition.
Some time before a third of the book is finished, mutants begin appearing among the zombies. I won't say more, to avoid spoilers, but they add a dreadful feeling to the rest of the book. You'll be looking over your shoulder after reading, angry with the author for bringing these nightmares into your imagination. I mean this as a compliment to the author, but.... Craig DiLouie, how the h%&ll did you come up with these monstrosities??Read more ›
Action, guilt, creeping terror, loneliness, weird creatures stalking the streets ...
I bought this at 10pm and finished it at 3am. I can count on one hand the number of books I've been unable to put down - this is one of them!
The Infection is a beautiful piece of work. Each character is vivid and the transformation of before and after is heartbreaking.
It's no ordinary zombie story either. The infected humans are swarming but there are stranger, more deadly things out there to rend with tooth and nail.
(Oh yeah, buy his other great zombie book Tooth and Nail!)
I could go on about what an extraordinary creation this is but I've already used my highest praise: I couldn't put it down and although I only got three hours sleep last night I don't regret giving my time to The Infection.
The story relates their current experiences of attempting to find shelter, avoid exposure to the infected, and seeking out other survivors, while flashing back to their initial introductions to the infection, lost family members, and the horrific memories each of them has had. DiLouie does a bang up job of revealing, by inches, what we need to know about each of the players in this story. In time, they settle at a hospital, clearing it room by room, and realize there are more than just the zombie-like infected that have been introduced into this new, horrible world. As they flee the hospital, they discover an even wider assortment of alien creatures-from wormlike to giant demons that hint at something far more sinister than just a virus or plague at work.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have a love/hate relationship with this book. The grammar, punctuation, and capitalization errors were annoying to say the very least, but somehow I couldn't actually stop... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bobbi
If you enjoy the zombie genre and or the apocalypse genre give this one a read. Was a good fast paced read that had me wanting more. Looking forward to the sequel. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
What a terrifying story this book is what nightmare are made of this might keep you up at night lolPublished 13 months ago by Victor Sellick
Craig Di Louie always seems to amaze me. the writing was perfect. i was a bit concern with the ending. it wasn't to my liking. the book and plot was good itself. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sasha Rivera
Very different from the other zombie books. I hated the monsters but gave it a change. I wonder what the next book is going to be about.Published 14 months ago by goldie sapp
28 days later fast zombies, fast pacing. If you like zombie novels, remember this author.Published 14 months ago by no crap
Wow, this one was a mess. Although the writing is okay and the authors words flow smoothy, this novel is chopped up and all over the place. Read morePublished 16 months ago by hrdryd
Same old story about another catastrophic disaster . Didn't even read it till the ending.Published 16 months ago by Carol Welde