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I Am Legendby Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson is a master of suspenseful storytelling, and I read I Am Legend after seeing the movie and being reminded of the title. The main character and his actions are different in the book, and the overall feel of the book is much more psychologically tense. Parts of the book had me curled up tight in fear, as if I were the one hearing people I once knew chasing me through the encroaching darkness.
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Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth...but he is not alone. Every other man, woman, and child on Earth has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood.
By day, he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn.
How long can one man survive in a world of vampires?
"The most clever and riveting vampire novel since Dracula." Dean Koontz
"I think the author who influence me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson. Books like I Am Legend were an inspiration to me." Stephen King
Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth... but he is not alone.
An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him.
By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn....
About the Author
Richard Matheson is The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It..., and What Dreams May Come. A Grand Master of Horror and past winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement, he has also won the Edgar, the Hugo, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. He lives in Calabasas, California.
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