Author: Bryan James
First published June 25, 2010
297 pages, Kindle Edition
In the book “Infection” by Bryan James, Mike McKnight’s life takes a sudden turn when he finds himself locked up in a psychiatric prison for the murder of a loved one. But things get even worse when a zombie outbreak shakes the world, and Mike is left to fight for survival from within his cell.
As the infection spreads, he must find a way to recover his memories and retrieve a cure for the deadly disease that threatens to wipe out humanity. From the suburbs to the countryside, Mike battles to stay alive in a world overrun by the undead.
Get ready for a heart-pounding adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
In Bryan James’ Infection, readers are introduced to a post-apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by a deadly virus. James crafts a gripping tale that is both terrifying and poignant, exploring themes such as survival, sacrifice, and the lengths to which individuals will go to protect themselves and those they love.
James’ writing style is engaging and vivid, transporting readers into a world where danger lurks around every corner. The pacing of the novel is relentless, with each chapter ending in a cliffhanger that encourages the reader to keep turning the pages.
At the heart of the story are the main characters, a group of survivors who are forced to band together in order to survive. James does an excellent job of developing these characters, revealing their strengths and weaknesses as the novel progresses.
Readers will find themselves rooting for these characters, hoping that they will survive the myriad of dangers that they encounter. One of the strengths of Infection is its historical significance.
While the novel does not provide a direct commentary on current events or issues, it is impossible not to draw parallels between the world of the novel and our own. James’ depiction of a society that has crumbled under the weight of a deadly virus is both chilling and thought-provoking.
However, the novel does suffer from some weaknesses. The plot can be formulaic at times, with the characters encountering danger after danger without much variation.
Additionally, some of the dialogue can feel stilted or forced, which may take some readers out of the story. Overall, Infection is a gripping and engaging novel that is sure to appeal to fans of the post-apocalyptic genre.
It is a well-crafted and thought-provoking tale of survival and sacrifice, and one that is sure to linger in the minds of readers long after the final page has been turned. For fans of other post-apocalyptic works like The Road or The Walking Dead, Infection is a must-read.
It is a well-executed example of the genre, and one that offers a unique perspective on the nature of survival in the face of adversity. 4/5 stars.