I Am Legend

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Macmillan, Oct 30, 2007 - Fiction - 317 pages
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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.
 
 

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Love the ending of this short story. - LibraryThing
Basic premise: vampire plague overcomes humanity. - LibraryThing
Pretty much just description and no real plot. - LibraryThing
The ending was unsatisfying. - LibraryThing
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Questions that arose for me while reading this book: In the case of a vampire apocalypse, is it better to be in a car-dependent city, or one with strong public transit? Can you really sound-proof a ... Read full review

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>>>I Am Legend - Significantly better than the movie. It astounds me when/why they take such amazing source material and water it down when translating to the big screen. >>>Buried Talents ... Read full review

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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
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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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