In SPORE by John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow, fungal spores that infect and eventually devour the human brain are spreading across Los Angeles in a designer drug, turning its victims into a fanatical army dedicated solely to spreading its host. Rory and Trixie figure out the scheme and recruit a ragtag army of scientists and criminals to fight back before it takes over the city and spreads beyond. The characters and dialogue are so fun, the action so nonstop and edge of your seat, the infected so menacing, the storytelling so paranoid and fresh, I was completely blown away by the experience of reading this book. One of the best novels I’ve read this year, highly recommended.
November 24, 2011