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I Am Legend

Matheson, Richard (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
I Am Legend


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A novella, and ten short stories, introduce us to the last man on earth; a man planning a funeral for his unsuspecting wife; and a man whose telephone rings inside his head-- with calls from his dead father.
Authors: Matheson, Richard, 1926-
Title: I am legend
Publisher: New York :, Tom Doherty Associates,, 2007
Edition: 1st Tor trade paperback ed
Characteristics: 317 p ;,21 cm
Notes: A Tor book
Contents: 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
Summary: A novella, and ten short stories, introduce us to the last man on earth; a man planning a funeral for his unsuspecting wife; and a man whose telephone rings inside his head-- with calls from his dead father.
ISBN: 9780765318749
0765318741
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mat
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I loved this novel. Read it in university for an English course. I am obsessed with horror fiction and all things apocalyptic, and this was no exception. It was a page turner, and very suspenseful. I've read a lot of his stories since then, and I hope there's more to come.

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  • dixiedog rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I Am Legend – ‘Where it all began.’ As previously reported it is not at all like the movie starring Will Smith. I’m glad I read it but apart from the first story, the other shorter stories were confusing at times. I would not give this book my highest endorsement. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A

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  • LazyNeko rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

My comment is only for "I Am Legend". I didn't read the other short stories in this collection. I can understand the importance of the story being the first of its kind, which was probably cool when it came out in the 50s, but from a modern standpoint, the science is plain dumb. Doesn't measure up to its cool title.

Report This Aug 26, 2011
  • NicholeJennifer rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't actually realize this was a collection of stories until I went to pick it up. I was really only interested in reading I Am Legend, so my rating is based on that. It was okay. I'm glad I read it, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to anyone. I'll give it a good solid "meh".

Report This Aug 08, 2011
  • yashrana rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Completely the best book in the world.MUST READ!

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  • timidmagick rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The 2007 version of the book includes several short short stories after I am Legend. They really aren't that good, and have nothing to do with the first story. It's not bad, just very much a book of the 50's. Any of the movie versions are better.

Report This May 15, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Don't go reading this expecting it to be like the movie. It's an usual take on the age old idea of certain horror monsters (I don't want to give it away). I found it amusing but the novelty wore off after awhile. The short story and the movie are as different as night and day. The only thing they hold incomon is the title. One is about hoplessnes and the quiet acquiescence of inevitability; the other is just another post-apocalyptic action movie. Guess which one is which. The rest of the short stories are pretty predictable; Dalls come to like and kill people, murder and mayhem etc. The stories are actually kinda boring after awhile.

Report This Jul 24, 2008
  • yoyo3314 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really good movie with true expressions (despite the plot being fictional). It was very moving in the end.

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Report This Jul 24, 2008
  • yoyo3314 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Very little but there are still swears.

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  • yoyo3314 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Violence with guns and other weapons. Constantly appears throughout the movie. Barely any bloodshed.

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  • LazyNeko rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Bacteria could be the answer to the vampire.

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