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I Am Legend and Other StoriesRobert Neville Is The Last Living Man On Earthbut 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

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10 thoughts on “I Am Legend and Other Stories

  1. says:

    Like Lucy, this rating is gonna take some splainin Unfortunately, I don t have a slide show or any multi colored pie charts to provide visual assistance on this one, so I will try to splain it as clearly as I can, but I will be using quite a few i.e and e.g to provide supporting clarification for my commentary given I am performing this review without the safety net of visual aids Please, do not try this at home Oh, I ve also decided to throw in the occasional word in Spanishwhy you ask.because I just watched some old I Love Lucy re runs and am getting in touch with my inner Ricky Ricardo Okay, from the standpoint of pure smile spreading enjoyment e.g., while reading, I look down and notice my toes tapping involuntarily to the smooth, jazzy, melodic flow of the narrative , I would probably rate this 3 to 3.5 stars i.e., there was no visible toe tapping, but I did have the occasional feeling of warmth move through my tummy though that could ve just been the tacos Richard Matheson is a terrific writer and this story, like his others, is a quality product and ...

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    Straight outta Compton, another crazy ass vampireMore punks I smoke, yo, my rep gets biggerI m a bad vampire killa and you know thisBut the pussy ass ghouls don t show thisBut I don t give a damn, I ma make my snapsIf not from the garlic, from jackin the cropsJust like burglary, the definition is jackin And when illegally armed it s called packin Put a stake through a motherf Chorus City of Compton, City of Compton Damn that book was dope I know I ve used the whole edited lyrics as review before but I couldn t resist The story takes place in Compton and I need to build my street cred so Viola I m making secret gang signs at the monitor as I type this so yo On with the review.There are advantages and disadvantage to being the last man on Earth AdvantagesYou are your own moral compass.You can smoke in the house or anywhere else for that matter You can drink yourself into a stupor anytime you wantYou have plenty of time to try and work out a cureYou can park in front of fire hydrantsDisadvantagesLonely and isolated this book does an excellent job of depicting this Horny shameless hussy vampires play on this by being provocative Nightly attacks by vampires some are feral, some are lucid, none sparkly.You suddenly have to become Mr Science Guy and MacGyver all rol...

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    This is technically a collection of short stories, but I am Legend is the centerpiece, masterpiece, main event, etc I am Legend truly is a great story, deserving of all the accolades and an inspired source of all the horror genre influence over the past 60 years, including Stephen King It s about vampires the same way Castaway, the Tom Hanks film, is about the South Pacific It s about a man dealing with stress, nightmarish circumstances and his will to not just live, but to survive Matheson tells a tale of isolation, desperation, perseverance and ultimately, absolution.The other stories are not even close, many just sketches, some are comical By far the best is Prey and I remember watching the short film in the early 70s and being scared as a child Mad House comes closest to evoking the same degree of anger and isolation as I am Legend, very dark and with an almost Kafka esque absurdist twist at the end.M...

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    4.0 to 4.5 stars Okay, this rating is going to a take a little explaining Unfortunately, I don t have a slide show or any multi colored pie charts to assist me as a visual aid on this one so I will try to be as clear as I can Warning I will probably be required to use quite a few i.e. and e.g. to provide clarification to my statements as well as some targeted use of bold and italics given that I am reviewing here without the safety net of my usual visual aids I have also decided to throw in the occassional word in Spanishwhy you ask.why not I answer Okay, from a pure enjoyment standpoint e.g., Steve, while reading, looks down and notices his toes tapping involuntarily to the smooth, jazzy flow of the narrative , I would probably go 3 to 3.5 stars i.e., no toe tapping, but I did have the occassional feeling of warmth in my tummy.though that could have just been the tacos Richard Matheson is a terrific writer and, as with most of his work, this story is very well written i.e., I have zero complaints about the prose or the technical choices Matheson took in constructing the narrative My issue was really with the main character, Robert Neville who was not the most compelling or interesting character that I have ever come across Since the entire book is spent lollygagging around with Robby as he provides running jogging walking commentary, it subtracted a bit for me at least from the e...

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    There s not much to say about this story that hasn t been said about other reviews.The premise of this story was great It was well executed, stayed interesting, and I really liked the ending I have only two criticisms the first being about the story, and the second being about the edition that I read.1 It was too short This book would have been much better if he had taken the time to flesh out some of the ideas, stretch out the mystery his search for the cause of vampirism , character development the flashbacks about his wife and daughter, and info about Ben , etc This could have been so much than it was 2 Nowhere on or in this edition did it say that after I Am Legend was a collection of Matheson s other short stories The inclusion of short stories with this edition is fine that didn t bother me It was that I didn t know that half the book was short stories that irked me I was halfway through the book when all of a sudden the story ended and I was really caught off guard I kind of flipped through the rest of the book a couple times going, huh before I realized the story was really over Granted, there is a table of contents, but I assumed they were chapter titles I didn t take the time to analyze the page numbers and figure out that they were short stories ahead of time Maybe that s my fault...

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    Richard Matheson 1926 2013 In Memoriam.Such is the low profile of some great writers that it s only now I discovered that this early sf favourite of mine died five months ago I discovered sf in my teens as you know, the answer to the question when was the golden age of science fiction is 14 and I Am Legend was the first novel I read all in one without a break because I couldn t do anything except read it, I was as hypnotised as a rabbit in the headlights of a big van being driven straight at my head Man, what a trip Those were the great days of reading when every page was like an explosion This short novel, if I remember right, is frighteningly bleak, there s not the slightest chance of any kind of happy ending It was the first apocalyse story I read Now they re as common as traffic cones How many times have you seen the Statue of Liberty s arm poking up out of a heap of rubble the engulfing waters a pile of corpses Very surprisingly, the latest movie version of I am Legend was pretty good, I thought, except for the usual audience tested fake ending I usually mentally discount the last scene of every big budget movie these days, i...

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    I know there is a lot going for this book, in terms of popular opinion, influence, and originality, so you ll have to forgive me for interposing my body with the flywheel we ll see what s left at the end.In a discussion between Douglas Adams and Lewis Wolpert, the argument was made that the individual is unimportant in science, but is paramount in art Walpert proposed that scientific discovery is inevitable, as the confluence of ideas will tend to produce parallel developments, such as with Newton and Leibniz, or Darwin and Wallace.However, I would venture that this is equally applicable to the arts, which respond just as readily to shared influences and social pressures The process of an artistic movement developing is often geographically precise, and an indication of similar origins than of proselytism.The vast cited influence of this book, then, is less remarkable when looking at the movements and ideas surrounding it The themes of horror always follow scientific discovery, as the Industrial Revolution brought forth Frankenstein, or the Communist scare alien threats This book draws upon the same sources and brings in the idea of apocalypse newly popularized by the nuclear age to create something which is not altogether as insightful as it is inevitable.Apocalyptic literature was hardly new, whether in a modern vision like Shelley s Last Man or ancient religious eschatology The nuclear age personalized the apocalyps...

  8. says:

    Great book.

  9. says:

    Two points I want to make A the movie was crap, especially when compared to the book, and B this is so much than just a vampire novel First, the whole movie thing In both, Robert Neville is the last human on Earth and that is where all similarities end If you ve seen the movie, it won t ruin the book for you as the two are nothing alike The setting is different, the protagonist is different except for a shared name , the creatures are different vampires in the book and nocturnal zombie like creatures in the movie , and the plot points don t even get me started on the plot points I can understand why diehard fans of the novel were upset by the movie This is a case of film ruining a superior narrative Robert Neville s pain, perfectly captured by Matheson, just doesn t translate to the screen.Second, sure it can be classified as a vampire book, but the vampires are somewhat in the background What takes center stage in the book is Robert Neville s aching loneliness as he confronts the reality that he is destined to live the rest of his life without th...

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    Questions arising out of my reading of this book 1 Why have I never read Richard Matheson before 2 Why did no one ever tell me what an amazing storyteller Matheson is 3 How does someone channel such elegant prose, and such profound imagination, into a story with so much humanity 4 Why was I unaware of how incredibly influential Matheson s story has been on multiple genres, f...

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