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eBook I Am Legend / Hell House ePub

by Richard Matheson

  • ISBN: 1582882339
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Richard Matheson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orb: Tom Doherty Associates; Later Printing edition (1997)
  • Pages: 301
  • ePub book: 1270 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1421 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 981

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth. Richard Matheson (1926-2013) was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Now You See I. 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.

Richard Matheson - I Am Legend Series . That was why he chose to stay near the house on those days. He walked around the house in the dull gray of afternoon, a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth, trailing threadlike smoke over his shoulder

Richard Matheson - I Am Legend Series -. (Horror, Science Fiction ) Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth. He walked around the house in the dull gray of afternoon, a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth, trailing threadlike smoke over his shoulder. He checked each window to see if any of the boards had been loosened. After violent attacks, the planks were often split or partially pried off, and he had to replace them completely; a job he hated.

Hell House is a horror novel by American novelist Richard Matheson, published in 1971.

I Am Legend & Hell House Paperback – 2006. I thought that this was a nice book to read after reading the collection of short stories in I Am Legend and will definitely be looking for more by Richard Matheson in the future. by. Richard Matheson (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

I Am Legend, Hell House book. I didn’t realize it had the longer stories of I Am Legend and Hell House as well other short stories by Richard Matheson

I Am Legend, Hell House book. I didn’t realize it had the longer stories of I Am Legend and Hell House as well other short stories by Richard Matheson. I can see how a lot of writers look to him as being someone who inspired them. His writing had me on the edge of my seat and it was hard to put down. A fun read and I’d recommend this to anyone who loves horror. This was a fun book to read.

Читать онлайн I Am Legend. Part I. JANUARY 1976.

Richard Matheson I AM LEGEND Part I JANUARY 1976 Chapter One On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back. If he had been more analytical, he might have calculated the approximate time of their arrival; but he still used the lifetime habit of judging nightfall by the sky, and on cloudy days that method didn’t work. Читать онлайн I Am Legend.

I am legend ; Hell House. Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013 I am legend - Buried talents - The near departed - Prey - Witch war - Dance o. . Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013. I am legend - Buried talents - The near departed - Prey - Witch war - Dance of the dead - Dress of white silk - Mad house - The funeral - From shadowed places - Person to person - Hell house.

Hell House is the scariest haunted house novel ever written. It looms over the rest the way the mountains loom over the foothills. - Stephen King Rolf Rudolph Deutsch is going die.

Books like I Am Legend were an inspiration to me. -Stephen King. Matheson is one of the great names in American terror fiction. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Matheson inspires, it's as simple as that.

Stories include... I Am Legend • Buried Talents • The Near Departed • Prey • Witch War • Dance of the Dead • Dress of White Silk • Mad House • The Funeral • From Shadowed Places • Person to Person *** Robert Neville is the last surviving human on earth, but he is not alone. An apocalyptic plague has infected every man, woman and child, changing them into blood-crazed, rampaging vampires-and they're all out for his blood. A hunter by day, he hides away in his house at night, determined to survive their attacks. But a new strain of vampire is evolving, committed to creating a new world, and to them, Neville is every bit as frightening as they are to him. Inspired by Dracula, Matheson turned the traditional vampire legend on its head, attempting to explain undead phenomena by scientific means, and making I Am Legend a moving treatise on loneliness and conformity. *** Physicist Lionel Barrett and Edith, his loyal but repressed wife. Beautiful Spiritualist Florence Tanner. Cynical psychic Ben Fischer. Hired by a dying magnate to determine if life survives death, they must spend one week in the notorious Hell House. Boarded up for thirty years, the old Belasco mansion witnessed scenes of almost unimaginable horror and depravity. Two previous attempts to exorcise the house ended in disaster. Battling inner demons of their own, Barrett and his companions each have secret reasons for daring the house, and each refuses to leave until its mystery is solved. But can any soul survive the torments and temptations within the most haunted house on Earth? Also contains 10 short stories, including "Prey," basis of the film short, Amelia, in the TV movie Trilogy of Terror. Softcover. (301 pp.) 1951-1989.

Comments

Malalrajas Malalrajas
I Am Legend is a classic horror story. Some regard it as THE classic horror story. Influencing great modern horror writers like Stephen King, it's one that will stick with you. I still remember the exact moment I started and finished this book nearly 10 years ago. I was sitting shotgun while my father drove us home from a vacation in Michigan. The AC was too high and I was freezing but couldn't bare to pull my eyes away from this story long enough to ask him to turn it down.

I was delighted that I could find a Non-Will Smith cover for this book. As many people know, this story has been adapted into 3 or 4 movies over the years. Word of warning, this is different from the Will Smith movie. If the movie was a standalone with a different name, I would have liked it more. As an adaptation of the book, the movie is seriously lacking.

Differences like the fact that the vampires can talk make this story more compelling as the last man on earth isn't alone. This is one of my favorite books of all time.

Pros:
If you've seen the movie, you can still read the book and be very enthralled. Different enough where you won't know the twists.
Great writing. This book made me want to become an author when I was little.
Can't say too much more as I don't want to give anything away.

Cons:
Be careful to purchase the correct copy if you're avoiding the Will Smith movie cover print.
The sticker on the back of mine was sticky enough that now, once removed, my book sticks to everything. That's my biggest complaint people. Back of the book is a little sticky. Seriously. Buy this!
the monster the monster
I'll say this; I'm glad I saw the movie before I read the book. If I'd read the book before I'd seen the film I would have been so peed-off at the hack job the movie was. At least I have the ability to say it was a mildly entertaining, if not regurgitated zombie movie.

This book is fantastic. The way that Matheson builds Robert Neville, from the angry drunk to the somber yet thoughtful man, resigned to his fate. It's an emotional ride as we visit, through his memories, the brutal way in which his daughter was taken and burned with the other infected. The way his wife slowly succumbed to the plague and the way he had to deal with her, the dog, and finally Ruth and his breakdown.

The way Matheson treats the vampires is so clever and refreshing and something I didn't expect. I chose this book because I'm making my way through the Sci-Fi Masterworks list and thought, well it's about vampires, why is it on this list? Well now I know and I'm glad it deserves to be.

Finally, unlike the movie, when you read the very last sentence to fully understand why it's titled, I Am Legend.
Mazuzahn Mazuzahn
This was a very cool book. I had not realized this was written in 1954 until someone mentioned it. Of course, I had seen the movie, and I was intrigued when someone said the book was nothing like it. So true. This book was an awesome look at the degradation of a man's sanity as he lives three years in near isolation while keeping vampires at bay. It seems to run counter to traditional vampire themes of the time, and still seems like a very fresh idea today.

There were a few moments when I disconnected from the book, but mostly I thought it was great. I flew right through it.
IWAS IWAS
A virus has turned everyone on Earth into a vampire. Robert Neville is the last uninfected man still alive. By day he goes about his business: repairing his fortified house, stringing garlic necklaces, sharpening stakes, collecting supplies from what he can scavenge in town. But after sundown he’d better be home behind the locked doors, because they always come knocking after dark. And he is so very lonely.

I’m not a frequent reader of vampire stories, but I’m glad I gave this a go. Written long before the recent zombie and vampire book/TV show deluge that seemed to be everywhere, I found this novella well-written and thoughtful. I was thoroughly entertained.
Daron Daron
There are some books that, while good in and of themselves, later generations may have a hard time fully appreciating because they lack context. I am Legend feels like one of those books. While modern readers should appreciate it as good zombie apocalypse novel with a clever twist, connoisseurs of the genre will recognize it for the landmark novel it is.

That may have sounded more pretentious than was meant, so let me clarify: This book is about a man named Robert Neville, the last survivor of a plague that wiped out humanity. He fortifies his house daily to fend off monsters who attack him. Does this sound like fairly standard zombie fiction? Yes. But what normal probably won't realize is this was the first book to do this. This novel spawned a thousand imitators, and it's uniqueness may get lossed in the crowd if you don't know the history.

The writing itself is fantastic, locking the reader in to the frustration and grind of life after the end. I can not recommend this book enough to horror and sci-fi fans.