I Am Legend

Front Cover
Macmillan, Oct 30, 2007 - Fiction - 317 pages
57 Reviews
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.... Richard Matheson's classic novel has now been transformed by Warner Bros. into a major motion picture starring Academy Award nominee Will Smith. Directed by Francis Lawrence ("Constantine"), the film opens nationwide in December 2007.
 
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
17
4 stars
24
3 stars
12
2 stars
4
1 star
0

I am Legend

User Review  - choving - Overstock.com

One of the all-time great end-of-world-vampire stories -- a novella. Horrifying, but methodical, with extremely surprising ending. Made into films "Omega Man" and "I am Legend." Neither followed the book that closely. The book is much better than either film. ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - papyri - LibraryThing

This movie was well done with excellent special effects, but didn't really go anywhere. It has some action, but I would not call it an action-packed adventure thriller. It was not terrible. If you are looking for a not-so-intense post apocalyptic survival film with mutants, you might enjoy it. Read full review

All 5 reviews »

Contents

BURIED TALENTS
171
THE NEAR DEPARTED
179
WITCH WAR
196
DANCE OF THE DEAD
203
DRESS OF WHITE SILK
221
THE FUNERAL
261
OM SHADOWED PLACES
270
PERSON TO PERSON
294
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2007)

Richard Matheson was 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, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.

Bibliographic information