december 07 bookclub pick, i am legend by richard matheson spoilers !!!
.. well, finished the book the other day so let's discuss i have to leave for the evening right soon, so this is brief, but ill be back in the morning to further the thinking truck my take i felt that i was more told the story than felt it and the ending was slightly deflated but that im sure had in some part to do with the fact that several of the movie trailer previews kinda suggested how it would end, the whole part about what you would do if everyone changed and all of a sudden you are the only one that is the changed version of the human race, that youre the odd one and the rest of the world is better off without you i did not understand why we werent brought more into the story into his struggles over the years. ninety percent of the story was based on a month or so of the tail end of the first year and then he lives two more we get to see in short exposition, then youre right close to the end we have many pages about a dog, a companion, that dies pretty much right away, and i felt a moment of pure loss but most of the story, i felt it was told to me and i didnt get a chance to experience it also, in the beginning, i felt this was almost cliché, the story, but then i quickly remembered that this is the book that started many of those clichés.. it was nice to read the story in the fresh version i also didnt know it was what classic movies like The Last Man on Earth and The Omega Man was based on, some of the clichés i briefly felt in the beginning before it hit me, that was so original back in '54 ! i did enjoy the read. i just wonder why he didnt spend more time on neville's struggle.. kabol .