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on February 24, 2013
As compelling as the movie was, it doesn't compare with the I Am Legend story on the page. Dark, cerebral, yet explicit in its telling of the physical challenges, it keeps you reading. I gave this book as a gift to my nephew who carried it around for weeks.
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on November 2, 2010
I Am Legend: I was really impressed with this collection of short stories by Richard Matheson. I was drawn to the work originally for the title story (yes, after seeing the movie of the same name.) While I enjoyed the film, I was really impressed with the novella presented here. It differs a lot from the film and I won't get into details because I don't want to ruin anything, but the treatment in the story is so much better than in the film that I became a little disappointed that the film went in such a different direction. The characters that Matheson creates in the story are very easy to relate to and to get emotionally attached to. All in all, it is a very engaging and well written tale. The rest of the stories presented in the collection are pretty good as well. Some are a little on the strange side, but overall they are very enjoyable.

Hell House: Hell House was a fairly entertaining ghost story with some nice twists and turns that for the most part kept the story moving along at a pretty steady pace. There were a couple of points in the book that I found to be a bit draggy and it seemed like the story was going to end several times only to continue on in another direction. I did enjoy it for the most part, but I would like to voice a word of caution that this novel contains some very adult themes and subject matter that I personally took no offense to, but can see how some people might.

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.
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on November 16, 2013
While all of the movie adaptations are good...there's nothing like the original story! This is a wonderful book filled with chilling, disturbing, and suspenseful stories.
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on March 1, 2015
great book
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