I Am Legend

I Am Legend
Book 4 of 6

So book 4 is Richard Matheson’s “I am Legend”. This is really not an entire book but a short story. Its probably about 150 pages. “I am Legend” tells the story of the last human being alive on a Earth, which is now completely populated by Vampires. He has boarded up in his house and each night he has to fend off the barrage of Vampires that try to attack his home to get him out of there. Its an incredible story that sheds light on a lot of different subjects: solitude, companionship, loneliness, survival, and deception. I don’t want to give anymore away given the fact that it is a short story but I cannot praise it enough. On a side note this story has been made into a movie twice, once with Vincent Price in the excellent “Last Man on Earth” and again with Charlton Heston in the “Omega Man” there is also talk of a modern version starring Will Smith but nothing has materialized as of yet on that. I haven’t seen “Omega Man” so I can’t tell you how it is but I hear its pretty enjoyable. But read the book before you watch any of the film versions, I promise you won’t be disappointed…

Frank has informed me that he picked up The Thief of Always and he’s already read through it and LOVED it. So I suggest you do the same. Also he informed me there is a graphic novel version, which I did not know, and I have picked that up. I’ll let you know how it is…

Two More Books to go. I hope you are enjoying these…

Till next time… “It was the heat of the moment…”