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Summary I Am Legend ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF F civilisation By night he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawnHow long can one man survive like this I was going to rate the book a lukewarm 3 stars but then I looked once at the date of publication 1954 and reconsidered A bit of historical perspective of literary context elevates this novel to the well deserved genre classic status At the time Matheson published his science fiction take on the gothic vampire myth the market was a lot different from today s oversaturated landscape that has largely trivialized the subject and gave it a curious teenage romance slant Even bringing in the scientific method of study for the phenomenon and its associated paraphernalia the bloodsucking the garlic the cross the wooden stake the fear of light the sleeping underground the bullet invulnerability was probably a novel approach to a dusty theme Something black and of the night had come crawling out of the Middle Ages Something with no framework or credulity something that had been consigned fact and figure to the pages of imaginative literature Vampires were passe Summers idylls or Stoker s melodramatics or a brief inclusion in the Britannica or grist for the pulp writer s mill or raw material for the B film factories A tenuous legend passed from century to century I didn t much care for the prose it is concise and clear in its presentation of the main themes but I found it lackluster and unconvincing when it tried to delve deeper into emotional intensity for the main character I could also complain about the lack of action but I believe this is a novel about ideas than a high octane action thriller To finish with the grumbling I would have liked a rigorous attempt with the scientific speculations Most of the ideas are sound but the way they are fitted together seems fishy with some of the argumentation incomplete Let me give you a few examples vampires are destroyed by sunlight yet when they are hidden in deep cellars and dark places during the day they are still handicapped the transmission is supposed to be airborne yet two other theories are given eual importance direct contact with open wounds and insect bites mosuitoes bullet wounds are instantly healed didn t they have exploding ammo in 1954 yet knife cuts are still bleeding the disease affects the brain but in a curious way speech is unimpeded yet the use of tools is lost and social interaction is lostThe last one is the one I struggled with the most Other reviewers noticed also that the monsters are closer in behaviour to zombies than to classic vampires Cesar Romero cites the book as a primary source Stephen King alsao makes reference to itOn the positive side two aspects of the novel stand out and will probably come to define it for me in later years as the actual details of the plot will fade from memory the psychological pressure of being the last man on earth Richard Neville is utterly alone he has nobody to turn to has lost his wife and kid in horrible circumstances yet he must find the resources inside himself to go on living from day to day His heavy drinking his episodes of paranoid depression and self destructive rage are painfull to watch as are his efforts to organize his daily routines with checklists and his obsession in hunting down his afflicted neighbours when they are incapacitated during the day The episode of the feral dog is probably the best written part of the whole novel the implications resulting from the demotion of humanity from the top of the food chain something that I have remarked upon in another classic I read earlier this year The Day of the Triffids Normalcy was a majority concept the standard of many and not the standard of just one man exclaims Neville towards the end of the novel when he realizes that the monster from the fairytales is in fact himself The future of the human race might well be carried on by people with wings or by people who use photosynthesis instead of eating 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Summary I Am Legend ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth but he is not alone Every other man woman and child on the planet has b I loved this book Was very creepy to readI thought it was brillant from beginning to endOne of my favourite books of all time everThat ending WOW

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Summary I Am Legend ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ecome a vampire and they are hungry for Neville's bloodBy day he is the hunter stalking the undead through the ruins o HmHonestly this is a tough book to reviewI did like the story but one of the biggest bothers for me here was not fully understanding why the world has gone to shit why everyone is now a vampire The book just drops you right in the middle of Robert Neville s situation which is a day to day existence of killing vampires during the day hiding in his house during the nightI m the kind of SF reader who likes a bit of depth to be given to the cause of disaster and this story largely glosses over the WhyBut I m coming at it from the angle of a reader who has exhausted the zombievampirevirus genre For the time it was written this probably struck readers in a much different way If you re basing your opinion of this book solely off your knowledge of the movie I d ahead and throw that idea out the window because this book is nothing like the Will Smith good guy out to save humanity crying over his dog self sacrificing version Hollywood has created This is much darkerIn fact I imagine a group of important movie folks came to the conclusion that Matheson s story is pretty nifty but how about we throw out all the deep scary conclusions about human nature amp up the action x1000 also we need a German Shepherd in there so Smith comes off as even relatable wholesomeRobert Neville is not necessarily sueaky clean protagonist and that realistic uality of his character is essential to the observations Matheson is making here By the end you aren t 100% sure what outcome you re rooting for for me that is one of the most powerful aspects of how the story is toldBut again I m not sure I m fully on board with the details of why how Neville has managed to survive for years under these conditions Neville has brick rock proofed his home against the vampires that are constantly trying to get in with a reliable supply of garlic He sound proofs his house has a gas generator that he keeps running by way of a nearby gas station and an ungodly amount of alcohol cigarettes and wine in his home I guess a scenario where all of those things exist in Neville s possession isn t outlandish but the story itself wasn t long enough to explore any sort of break down of these proofs and thus it felt a bit unrealistic to me Even so Matheson does well in capturing the absolute lowest levels of human desperation taking us down deep into the terrifying subconscious of a secluded man on the brink of losing his ability to be compassionate remember what it means to be human The pro here is if you re curious about this story it s short will only take a bit of time to consume If you don t love it no big loss If you do well now you knowUnfortunately I didn t love it but I appreciate the concepts here I definitely enjoyed the last 14 a lot than the first 34 Worth a read This review and other reviews of mine can be found on Book Nest

  • Paperback
  • 162
  • I Am Legend
  • Richard Matheson
  • English
  • 27 April 2020
  • 9781407230047

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