Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Matheson, Richard "I am Legend"

Matheson, Richard "I am Legend" - 1954

All of my friends will be surprised that I even started this book. Yes, I did read it. And yes, I did finish it. Again, it was for an online book club and I would have never chosen it for myself if I'd read the description - and I always do that when I choose a book.

However, I did not choose this book. It was not a subject I am inclined to read, I don't believe in zombies, vampires, time travel, anything that has to do with something science can't explain. However, I liked that the author tried to explain these vampires through biology during a time where people did not know, yet, what vampires were, how these stories were created. Nowadays we do and even though they are not bacteria like Richard Matheson said, at least he made an attempt to find an explanation.

I was not too impressed with the story, I couldn't be with a story like this. But the book is not too bad. If you like these kind of narrations, I think you will like it.

From the back cover:
"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?

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"

4 comments:

  1. Saw the movie and it was so-so, not much of a fan of vampires or zombies. I'm ok with time travel.

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    1. Me, either, as I said but I'm willing to try everything once. LOL.

      Have a good day,
      Marianne

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  2. I haven't read this book, but I did see the movie. It was unmemorable!! I don't go out of my way to read zombie stories.

    By the way, I've nominate your blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award!! Please see the link on my blog for more details! http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/06/ive-been-nominated-for-beautiful.html

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    1. Not really my choice, either, but since we were going to discuss it in the little online bookclub a friend of mine started, I thought I'd give it a go. I don't think I'd watch the movie. My sons did and said "Mum, that's not for you." LOL. I don't get scared by zombies or horror stories, just don't care for them much, either.

      Thank you for the nomination. Such an honour. I suppose I can't re-nominate you because I totally would. Still, I am sure I know at least seven other blogs that I'd nominate. Thanks again, it really means a lot.

      Have a great day,
      Marianne

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