I Am Legend

I Am Legend

Book - 2007
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A novella, and ten short stories, introduce us to the last man on earth; a man planning a funeral for his unsuspecting wife; and a man whose telephone rings inside his head-- with calls from his dead father.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2007.
Edition: 1st Tor trade paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780765318749
Characteristics: 317 p. ; 21 cm.


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Oct 01, 2017

Robert Neville, the last living man on a future Earth plagued by vampires, endures the psychological horrors of isolation and mental anguish. This is a true classic 1950's era introspective science fiction horror novel.

Sep 19, 2016

I read an article about books that were made into movies, and the authors of the books were unhappy with them.
This book was on the list as the author did not like the way the ending was changed.
Having seen the two movies based on this I decided to read it.
The end is dramatically different. But the ending in the book is fatalist and not very exciting. So I can see why there was such a difference.
I really enjoyed this book. It is the start of a genre of dystrophic society surviving after a man made catastrophe and you can see how influences other authors such as Stephen King. The prologue written by him is very interesting as well.

Dec 11, 2015

Before you see the big budget Will Smith movie, you should read the book. It's a must for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction! It was also the basis for the Charlton Heston sci-fi thriller, "The Omega Man," which substituted flesh eating mutants for vampires.

Nov 06, 2015

A fascinating exposition about what it means to be a monster cleverly wrapped into a chilling horror classic. The book is indescribably better than any filmed versions (all of which remove the meaning of the title completely in my opinion), and one I consistently recommend for others to read. It's short and easy to get through, driven by fast-paced dialogue and just enough description.

Nov 16, 2014

Not until the third section of this novel does the narrator discover the answer to living in his haunted word: he must discard fear, ignorance, superstition, and longing for the past. He must embrace knowledge, strength, and a sure path to his own survival. Other than that unique character element, this is a fairly standard apocalyptic survival story.

Mar 07, 2013

I Am Legend – ‘Where it all began.’ As previously reported it is not at all like the movie starring Will Smith. I’m glad I read it but apart from the first story, the other shorter stories were confusing at times. I would not give this book my highest endorsement. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A

Apr 23, 2012

My comment is only for "I Am Legend". I didn't read the other short stories in this collection. I can understand the importance of the story being the first of its kind, which was probably cool when it came out in the 50s, but from a modern standpoint, the science is plain dumb. Doesn't measure up to its cool title.

Aug 26, 2011

I didn't actually realize this was a collection of stories until I went to pick it up. I was really only interested in reading I Am Legend, so my rating is based on that. It was okay. I'm glad I read it, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to anyone. I'll give it a good solid "meh".

Aug 08, 2011

Completely the best book in the world.MUST READ!

Aug 02, 2011

The 2007 version of the book includes several short short stories after I am Legend. They really aren't that good, and have nothing to do with the first story. It's not bad, just very much a book of the 50's. Any of the movie versions are better.

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Jul 24, 2008

Coarse Language: Very little but there are still swears.

Jul 24, 2008

Violence: Violence with guns and other weapons. Constantly appears throughout the movie. Barely any bloodshed.


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Apr 23, 2012

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