I was kind of disappointed with this one. I ended up reading the whole thing in one day. I‘ve seen the movie based on it once, and it was a long time ago, so I don‘t really remember it. I‘m going to hold off on reading the short stories included at the end of the book.
Not gonna lie, I wasn‘t too impressed with I Am Legend overall. The ending was thoughtful, with the comment about normal having to do with the majority. There were some short stories that were better in my opinion, like The Near Departed and Prey. But it was interesting.
This is another one of those books I decided to read after watching the movie it was based off of and the two have nothing in common, other than there are vampires and the main character's name is Neville. I enjoyed the book and liked how it focused on Neville's loneliness. I do wish more details of the past were explained.
Book 28 for 2019
Well I didn't do nearly as well as I hoped today. I couldn't even tell you WHAT I was doing other then reading because it was mostly just me being distracted by shiny things.
I did finish my one whole book (the Wife between us) and listened to about a third of I Am Legend during my audio chores.
Now I'm off to decide what to read next for #24in48
I feel that if I was friends with the main character he would be kind of a weird person, he was stuck with the last decade with nobody to talk to and nobody to listen. He had a dog but it passed from the virus. My friend would be the weird guy at wall mart that asks you random questions and you have to answer him to be nice. Neville would be a really nice friend and he‘s worthy of my friendship any time
Ok last one... I can‘t keep my eyes open, so my day of audio #screamathon is coming to an end with this one.
I‘ve never seen any of the movie adaptations, and went in to this blind. A post-apocalyptic story, a vampire story, and an ultimately sad story of a man all alone in a completely changed, absolutely terrifying world. Really good writing and a haunting ending. I listened to the audio read by Robertson Dean, and it was 👌🏻.
I just downloaded this on a whim after learning that I Am Legend is actually a horror story. When the movie came out, for some reason the title made me think it was about sports. 🤷🏻♀️I always think of Richard Matheson as the guy who wrote Somewhere In Time, which is a favorite movie of mine.
Absolutely loved this story, the main character was quite annoying at times though; but made up for it in the end.
At about 170 pages, It's basically a story about the last man on earth as he fights for his survival against vampires.
If you like Science Fiction/Horror, it's an essential read.
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This was magnificent.
Terrorizing, taut, tense... it‘s everything you want out of a scary story.
I never saw the Will Smith movie, so I can‘t make comparisons.
But this book is a must-read for any horror fans.
I‘ll even recommend the audio version - it kept me up late last night, & I couldn‘t even be distracted by anything during the last hour today.
Read it ~ listen to it ~ just get your hands on it 📚 You will be glad you did.
Started listening to this tonight.
Might be a mistake - it‘s super-creepy 😱
I just found out on episode 4 of AMC‘s science fiction series, that originally the movie DID end more like the book, and they showed part of that ending, but it didn‘t test well with test audiences which is why they changed it! 😱 Somehow I feel better knowing they tried to end it somewhat like the book.
On the surface, the story appears fairly simple: The last man on earth battles vampires. But that's not what I Am Legend is truly about. Horrors prowling the streets pale before the gloomy internal existence Robert Neville, an everyman immune to the vampiric plague, finds himself facing. Matheson brilliantly portrays the ennui that sets in from the isolation & monotony, wrapped in an ever-present sense of weariness, both mental and physical. ⬇️
Yikes! ?? If I was Robert Neville, I Am Legend would've been a ten page short story, ending with "and then they ate him." ?
I'm going to need a bigger book case....and then a bigger house. This is such a small representation of my book collection....and I'm still hoarding....I mean...*ahem* collecting more.📚
1. I‘ve honestly never been scared by a book or movie. I was raised on horror from the womb. The tagged book is the first I remember reading in the genre as a child.
2. Disturbing isn‘t scary and vice versa. Most disturbing movie would be The Human Centipede (couldn‘t even finish it)
3. Waking up when I was eight, ten days before turning nine, to find my dad had died in his sleep.