Easy to read no frills yarn, upon which the supernatural thriller movie of the same name is loosely based. I love love love the movie, staring Kevin Bacon, Katherine Erbe, Illeana Douglas! Alas,one can only watch the same movie so many times in a year,...then it just starts getting weird... So I decided to check out the book. I have noticed that most of the time if a screenplay adaptation is good, I will like the original work from whence it sprang... ( H-E-L-L-O? Can you say The Walking Dead???!) There are ALWAYS differences between the original and the adaptation, so that keeps my interest up. Since, IMO, the movie is totally awesome in every way, then I find it fascinating to see how, or in what ways, the book was, and wasn't, changed up! Matheson was ahead of his time: this book came out in the 50's, and I believe the book shows that he had a more of a 21rst century understanding of "the other side." So it still will hold your interest and definitely worth a read if you like the supernatural.
This was a wonderful book with a surprise ending. A man allows his brother in law to hypnotize him awakening his latent psychic abilities that he inherited. Great read. Will keep your attention and then some!
Quick can be good and in this case it was. Tame by today's standards, but tension is maintained and that is the key to success in this genre. Plot is interesting, though I never cared much about the characters. All in all, not a bad way to spend a couple of hours.