The Infects

The Infects A feast for the brain this gory and genuinely hilarious take on zombie culture simultaneously skewers pays tribute to and elevates the horror genre Seventeen year old Nero is stuck in the wildernes

  • Title: The Infects
  • Author: Sean Beaudoin
  • ISBN: 9780763659479
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A feast for the brain, this gory and genuinely hilarious take on zombie culture simultaneously skewers, pays tribute to, and elevates the horror genre.Seventeen year old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an Inward Trek As if that weren t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh eating maniacs overnight and are now choA feast for the brain, this gory and genuinely hilarious take on zombie culture simultaneously skewers, pays tribute to, and elevates the horror genre.Seventeen year old Nero is stuck in the wilderness with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents on an Inward Trek As if that weren t bad enough, his counselors have turned into flesh eating maniacs overnight and are now chowing down on his fellow miscreants As in any classic monster flick worth its salted popcorn, plentiful carnage sends survivors rabbiting into the woods while the mindless horde of infects shambles, moans, and drools behind Of course, these kids have seen zombie movies They generate Zombie Rules almost as quickly as cheeky remarks, but attitude alone can t keep the biters back.Serving up a cast of irreverent, slightly twisted characters, an unexpected villain, and an ending you won t see coming, here is a savvy tale that that s a delight to read whether you re a rabid zombie fan or freshly bitten and an incisive commentary on the evil that lurks within each of us.

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    1. So, check it. This book is far from perfect. There are ambiguities in the story itself that the author chose to leave unexplored for whatever reason he deemed necessary. Even so, I gave this book five stars and I am going to attempt my very best to tell you why. The ratings for this book here puzzles me; but for once, I see a role reversal of some sort. Usually, I'd be scratching my head because of a book's history of high rating in which I disagree. This time, however, I'm on the flip side of t [...]

    2. Reviewed at: teachmentortexts/2012/Sean Beaudoin definitely has a unique style that you cannot confuse with anyone else. It is like when you see a movie and you know who the director is - that is how distinct Sean's writing is. And what he does so well is keep his style yet still has characters that have distinct voices that you can distinguish between. He actually reminds me of John Green in that way; however, Sean Beaudoin is more of the underground, quirky, dry twisted humor sort of way. This [...]

    3. Whoa! What a trip!Three and a half stars: A zombie book with some big surprises!Nick heads out to work ready to endure another monotonous day at the chicken processing plant. Today, though, there is a surprise in store: he gets a promotion and a pay raise. He is now the special butcher for the new line of chicken products. Perhaps now he will finally have the guts to talk to Petal Gazes, the girl he has a major crush on, or not. Unfortunately, for Nick the monotonous line of chickens on the belt [...]

    4. There really isn't much that Sean Beaudoin can do wrong. His novels have a definitive signature that screams THIS IS SEAN BEAUDOIN. It usually involves some level of noir, exceptional find-fuckage and a snarky cynicism that is like the brand of Sean on all of his books. THE INFECTS fit nice and snugly into this mould although I have to say it's the least mind-fucked of the SB books I've read. In fact it was downright tame in comparison to the likes of FADE TO BLUE. But that doesn't mean it was b [...]

    5. So. Three stars. Here's the thing. I liked this book. It had Zombies, which I love, and some interesting characters, including some kick butt young women. Also a plus. I thought the books edgy, quirky and trippy. It was a brave, bold storytime and twist.So why three stars? I think that the story had a lot of elements that weren't completely explored. There were bits and pieces of story flesh hanging from the blackly oozing, if quite animated body of the story.Again, I am an adult reader. I will [...]

    6. Huh. Words that describe my experience with The Infects: weird. confusing. flat. undeveloped.Sigh.Review to come mid-August, but gentle readers be warned, I was not happy with this zombie effort.

    7. REVIEW ALSO ON: bibliomantics/2012/08/31/nLast month, I was lucky enough to get my hands/paws/vestigial tail on not one but two versions of The Infects, getting sent a digital copy through NetGalley and winning a physical copy through LibraryThing (let’s be friends!). Which was great because I could literally read Nick’s story whenever and wherever. Pretty damn necessary for a book this good. BONUS: the cover is pure book porn. And the interior chapter titles are equally gorgeous, complete w [...]

    8. How to Survive and Enjoy The Infects: The Complete GuideThe Infects by Sean Beaudoin features Nick Sole being placed in a juvenile delinquent retreat after screwing up his new job. Once far in the woods his counselors go from bulwarks to a cancer that spreads like wildfire. Nick and his other delinquents must make their way out of a frenzy of teeth, hands, tongues and blood to attempt to find salvation. It touches on the idea of what is humanity, and what it means to be human. Its an amazing ide [...]

    9. Seventeen year old Nick Sole works in a chicken slaughter house for a famous fast food restaurant to support his deadbeat, lazy dad (who he calls the Dude) and his little sister. After a horrible (and embarrassing) accident, Nick is charged with felony destruction of property and sentenced to Inward Trek boot camp with a bunch of other juvenile delinquents, including the girl he really loves, Petal. Everything is going horribly, as expected, until things get a whole lot worse. The counselors tur [...]

    10. This book was OK. It wasn’t what I expected it to be. I gotta admit I’m a little disappointed with the book. I guess it has a lot to do with the writing. A lot of it didn’t make sense to me especially when the characters were talking. Some of the characters use such a weird slang that teenagers today don’t use at all. For example one of the characters said “they came in mad waves. But check it –it was epic.” Another character said “Dude a Zach thresher.” What the hell does that [...]

    11. After a short successful foray into zombie-land in his Fade to Blue, Sean Beaudoin ventures much deeper into that dark yet potentially hilarious zone in The Infects. The trip is once more a success.The novel is a special treat for pop culture fans, with references ranging from the literary to the cinematic to the musical to the game-oriented. Zombie lore is equally rampant and wide-ranging, with scholarly attention paid to such vital topics as the two major species (slow vs. fast) and how to han [...]

    12. I received this book to review for a magazine, and at first glance I wasn't that hyped about it. However, once I started it I absolutely *loved* it and finished it in well under a day. I kept coming back to the thought that it's a gory, vulgar mix of Louis Sachar's novel "Holes" and the film Zombielandd that's a GOOD thing. Nick is sentenced to 3 months of rehabilitation at an outdoor wilderness camp for juvenile delinquents and re-christened "Nero". As he and his fellow inmates begin the long h [...]

    13. “Nero crawled past where the bodies of the hunters were. At least where he thought they were. With each foot, the smell got worse. It was hot and fetid. Stink blanketed his sinuses, settled in his nose. It bought furniture at IKEA, adopted a puppy, got a job, met other stink, went on a date, and talked about moving in together.”Nick spends his high school days caring for his younger sister, who has Asperger’s, and his father, who has lost his touch with reality after losing his R&D job [...]

    14. First of all, I want to say, this e-galley did NOT like me. There were 10-ish pages that *refused* to load on my Nook toward the beginning, so I have no idea how Nick ended up from the chicken factory to being on the bus. I also don't know if the 'end' was the end I read, because the ending of the book kept screwing up, too. I felt like I was missing a chapter or two, but I have no clue. I tried opening the e-galley on my computer and had the same issues. So, that being saidCover: 3/5 Interestin [...]

    15. I give this book 4.5/5 stars!Think Holes meets Zombieland. The Infects follows a teenage boy, Nick Sole, who works at a chicken processing facility. One day, he finds himself accepting a promotion to work in the mysterious Blue Room, as a butcher. A little while later, he is so exhausted from butchering day after day, that he lands his knife right into his palm. Nick freaks and instead of hitting the emergency stop, he starts removing the chickens from the belt. He winds himself in juvie camp fo [...]

    16. First Impression:The only thing I expect from Sean Beaudoin is to entertain me immensely in a way I never expected to be. I have enjoyed everything I have read by him and couldn't wait for this zombie tale. While Reading:Nero is in a really strange situation. He lives with his little sister who is definitely on the autism spectrum from her behaviors and his dad does not work. So it's up to Nero, who works at a chicken factory. The one that produces all of the chicken for a very popular fast food [...]

    17. I received this book from NetGalley.Nick is your typical teenage boy. His parents are divorced, his dad has gone off the deep end so Nick helps take care of his sister Amanda who has Aspbergers, when he’s not in high school or working at Rebozzo Aviraculture. (aka a chicken factory) Things in his life are moving along: There’s a girl he wants to ask out, he gets a promotion at work, slices open his hand, gets fired- then arrested and sent to a camp for troubled youth where he is given the ha [...]

    18. THE INFECTS is a fun fast-pasted zombie book that's sarcastic and rib-tickling. It's the type of book I'd suggest to a friend who wanted something that wasn't scary or mind-taxing, just entertaining and clever.The story is about Nick. He's a teen who's father has gone off the deep end. Nick and his little sister refer to him as The Dude, and since he lost his job, Nick has been supporting the family by working at a chicken slaughter house. If that's not strange enough, the girl Nick is ga-ga ove [...]

    19. Booooored.So here's a lesson that maybe some authors - or just people - need to learn: Just writing about a thing, while pointing out the flaws or inconsistencies or cliches in that thing, isn't satire. And it's not particularly entertaining, in and of itself. It's just lazy.I get that this was supposed to be a satire of zombie novels. But instead it was just weak writing, depending on pointing out cliches in an attempt to be snarky or satirical, while in fact depending on those same cliches. Th [...]

    20. As of 1 June 2012, there is still time to read this on Netgalley. I'm still trying to decide on whether it's middle school appropriate or not. There's no soubt that Beaudoin is a brilliant writer, but he walks that fine line. Major points for use of language: "fuct", "texturbation" are both edgy but not quite as naughty as they could be. Still-- too naughty for middle school, I am thinking, when combined with a very large amount of graphic chicken slaughtering, even before we got to the actual z [...]

    21. 2.5*The Infects was a book I had a hard time liking. I really didn't care for the writing. It seemed a bit boring for me. I wanted more zombie action. I needed more action period. Instead of the characters being interesting I found them a bit boring. No real character development for any of them except the main character and his family. The only character I seemed to like was Amanda. She's not in the book nearly enough. I liked all the gore and that there were some badass chicks. But the book en [...]

    22. I got this at barnes and noble recently and it was a pretty good read.Nick "Nero" Sole is sent to a juvenile delinquent camp after causing harm to himself and doing property damage at his job at the chicken slaughterhouse. When the camp counselors turn zombie overnight, he and the rest of the punks who get sent there must run for their lives. Can they outrun the zombies before they become infects themselves? Read this book and find out.This was a pretty good young adult zombie story that took an [...]

    23. Listened to on CD. Ok, I love Zombie and Post-Apocalyptic stories. But This one sucked! I did NOT care about ANY of the characters. NONE. The story was interesting and the writing style was quick and fun so I stuck it out to the crappy end. I was hoping everyone would turn and that'd be a great end for all involved. Okay, if you have an interest in juvenile delinquents and there adult chaperons, (who have no redeeming qualities) and how they cope with a zombie outbreak, feel free to pick it up. [...]

    24. The Infects is badass on epic proportions! I loved it, and I want more.This book is not just a vague, zombie book. Nope, it is smart. Like “get you thinking on a different level” smart. It is also funny as hell.I love books that are from a guy’s perspective. The way Nick interacts with the other IT guys is a great story in itself. Even before the zombies showed up, I was hooked.And Nick’s relationship with his little sister is just about the sweetest thing I have read in a while. Amanda, [...]

    25. Beaudoin uses a very hip cadence in his humor. There were several times I laughed out loud.The story telling could use a little work, more than one key plot point seems to fly out of nowhere, but the savvy sarcasm makes up for most of that.The ending was right up my alley with its rebelliously adolescent tone.I would recommend this book to people who thought the one thing that could have made Holes better was zombies.

    26. ZOMBRULE #12: There are never any batteries. There’s also never any gas, any flashlights, any shotgun shells, any propane, any directions, any rubbers, any paper, any wireless signal, any fishing line, any socks, any adults, any toothpaste, any zombie-dispatching meat axes, any dimes, any socket sets, any Band-Aids, any forks, or any nose plugs when you really, really need them. Unless, of course, the plot requires one to make some scene plausible, in which case it’ll magically appear. In th [...]

    27. I rated this book 5 stars because it had everything I look for in a book. It had suspense, action, and some down parts. When I first started this book I did not like it. The characters would say other words wrong and some characters would speak only with question marks. Later on though you learn all about the characters and why they talk the way they do.The suspense in this book was really interesting and always had me on my feet. One of the examples is " "They are never going to see any of us a [...]

    28. Usually a book will have me at zombies. Full stop. There have been other exceptions to this rule, but right at this very moment I can think of exactly TWO. Maybe this is the third exception to that rule.DNF.It didn't take me too long to come to the conclusion that in spite of having everything going for it, the writing itself just didn't do it for me. As per usual, you should obviously give it a try if it catches your interest because everyone has different tastes. Which is a good zombie motto.

    29. At first, the concept of this book and the storyline was actually really cool!! I liked that it wasn't the typical zombie-apocalypse storyline but came from a different source. However, after reading maybe 75% of the book, it took a down-hill turn and I really didn't understand why the end was written the way it was. It became very cheesy at parts and then the ending made it seem like the entire rest of the book was written , and the plot for the characters had no purpose. It is just a personal [...]

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