"With THE INFECTION, Craig DiLouie takes readers on a wild ride into the darkest regions of zombie territory. Brilliant and terrifying!"
- New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, author of ROT & RUIN and PATIENT ZERO
"Not just another zombie story ... DiLouie takes everything you know and love about the world and turns it into something else entirely. Unflinching horror and surreal, almost dream-like imagery combine to make THE INFECTION a disturbing, nightmarish read."
- David Moody, author of HATER and AUTUMN
"What makes THE INFECTION worth reading? Why is it just a bit more disturbing than other horrific tales of the end of days? The book’s closed. How come I can’t shake it? DiLouie’s story has a few tricks up its sleeve, making it a stand out book in an otherwise glutted genre ... DiLouie carefully recreates our society and our military, populates it with people we want to know, then proceeds to bring the horror, devastation, and heroes we require."
- Fangoria.com, full review here
"THE INFECTION by Craig DiLouie is one of the best novels I have read in a long time ... This is great writing-relentless and unflinching ... If I had to sum up the book in three words it would simply read: 'Oh my God!' It is that rare novel ... that 'happens to you.' You are not merely a reader but a victim of the Hell it portrays. It leaves you numb from the assault. I highly recommend this book to anyone. I read a book or two a week and still will probably never forget this one. It is that damn good!"
- George Wilhite for HorrorReview.com, full review here
"28 DAYS LATER meets THE MIST ... action-packed zombie mayhem that you won't want to put down ... a definite page-turner right from the get-go all the way to the insanely intense final scene."
- Tony Schaab, TheGOREScore.com, full review here
"THE INFECTION is a page-turner of the highest order... one of the most emotional, unsettling, and satisfying takes on the zompocalyse yet to see print ... I'm hereby citing DiLouie as a must-read author. Here's hoping for an extremely short wait to his next published offering."
- Chuck McKenzie for Necroscope, full review here
"Craig DiLouie does zombies and the apocalypse very well. His descriptions are so vivid and his characters so true-to-life that I'm starting to wonder if he's actually a time-traveler from a broken future where mutated and violent monsters stalk the land … It is simply one of the best toppling of society stories you'll ever read … a cross-genre masterpiece that doesn't let go."
-MyBookShelfReview.com, full review here
"From the very first chapter of this post-apocalyptic novel, I was drawn into this story of not just horror, but of sacrifice ... This book proves that just because it's 'indie' horror doesn't mean it couldn't stand alongside the greats. The book is simply stunning."
- Rhonny Reaper, Dollar Bin Horror, full review here
"Having just reviewed TOOTH AND NAIL--a great book from DiLouie--I was expecting another action-packed gore-fest along with lots of deep characters. I wasn’t disappointed because that’s exactly what I found in THE INFECTION: action, gore, and well-developed, interesting cast ... Read this one--you won’t be disappointed."
- WeZombie.com, full review here
"Gives the reader something very exciting and different. The storyline moves incredibly fast and is beyond the regular apocalyptic novel. It offers the reader many new horrors and the scenes with the infected are particularly terrifying ... I would recommend this novel to any reader."
- LivingDeadMedia.com, full review here
"DiLouie is an excellent storyteller who knows how to craft an artfully gritty and horrific undead scenario ... a scenario that is both impressive in scope, and a frighteningly nightmarish twisting of the zombie formula."
- AWilltoAct.com, full review here
"This is an excellent book of the apocalypse, creative and wild from the start; from how the infection occurs to the results it yields, and the characters that inhabit its pages are just about as compelling as any I have ever seen."
- Patrick D'Orazio, author of COMES THE DARK, full review here
"In THE INFECTION, Craig DiLouie takes the played-out zombie genre and turns it into an entertaining and exciting story ... grabbed me from the first chapter and never let go. THE INFECTION rises well above other books in the zombie genre."
- Xomba.com, full review here
"A brilliant zombie novel ... a great fix for any zombie lover who wants an all-out apocalyptic tale with hardened and scared survivors. One of the best zombie books I've read."
-THE FRINGE Magazine, full review here
"A good read ... DiLouie raises the action and strangeness up by levels over the course of the book, in convincing strongly written prose. He goes from moments of stillness and calm to breakneck madness at the drop of a hat."
- RevolutionSF, full review here
"Fans of the genre will love this, it’s everything the recent TV show THE WALKING DEAD aspires to be. Throw in a couple of RESIDENT EVIL type monsters and the heart of 28 DAYS LATERand you have all the best elements of a zombie story in one place."
- Ric's Reviews, full review here
"A brilliantly written and exceptional tale, not only of the world coming to an abrupt bitch-slap of a halt, but the characters themselves and how they got to be where they are and continue to grow as survivors ... Those interested in your own apocalyptic preparation could use this book as a manual for preparing the mind for survival. Pick it up. You'll be glad you did."
- Zombie Apocalypse Preparation, full review here
"A great story, filled with all the gruesomeness and monster madness that zombie and horror fans will love, mixed with good stories of man struggling to keep his humanity and his will to survive. Highly recommended."
- A Life in the Day, full review here
"DiLouie has managed to create characters I could enjoy and relate to, monsters that chill the blood, and an entirely new way to look at the apocalypse."
- ZombieSlam.com, full review here
"A worthwhile addition to the genre."
-Rigor Mortis Magazine, full review here
"An excellent novel ... Lots of action here to keep horror readers enthralled. Pick this one from Permuted Press and step into a survivalist world... a story that puts you against the Infection."
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis.com, full review here
"Intense and graphic, with some surprise moments of humor and tragedy. The gory bits were quite original, without gratuity or being overdone. He handled character death with sensitivity, and gave the readers some comfort that these characters didn't die in vain. This is a completely engrossing read."
- Swamp Dweller, full review here
"A fast-paced action-filled romp with 28 DAYS LATER-style infected humans and Lovecraftian monsters terrorizing humanity and spreading love and joy to a ravaged world ... a fun, quick, violent read."
- Monster Man, full review here
"Kept me turning pages to find out what would happen next, and I had a difficult time finding a place to put down the book and do something else ... THE INFECTION was a fun read that was well worth my time."
- Duffbert's Random Musings, full review here