I Am Legend

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Macmillan, 1995 - Fiction - 317 pages
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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?

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audio 3 ★ I chose I Am Legend for a variety of reasons. I was curious as to how Matheson addressed the vampire theme in 1954, I wondered why a friend had chosen to read it and I had a challenge in a ... Read full review

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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

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About the author (1995)

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.

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