I Am Legend

I Am Legend

Book - 1954
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A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day.
Publisher: Cutchogue, N.Y. : Buccaneer Books, Inc.Tor, 1954
ISBN: 9780899668383
0899668380
Branch Call Number: SF Math
Characteristics: 151 p.

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kristenpfae
Jul 22, 2018

This book had an interesting concept but was overall a little slow moving. I didn't hate it I just didn't love it!

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mudassar95
Jun 25, 2018

Seen the movie and a lot of people recommended me to read the book as well, glad to say i was not disappointed and and to all those who are planning to read the novel it is very different than the movie

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kwsmith
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.

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tsharp1965
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.

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lukasevansherman
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.

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AffirmationChick
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.

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LucasHill
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.

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dixiedog
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

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YouKnowWho123
Sep 25, 2012

THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER! NOTHING CAN BEAT IT!

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LazyNeko
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.

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yoyo3314
Jul 24, 2008

Coarse Language: Very little but there are still swears.

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yoyo3314
Jul 24, 2008

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

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LazyNeko
Apr 23, 2012

Bacteria could be the answer to the vampire.

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