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The Omega Man by Richard Matheson
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The Omega Man (original 1954; edition 1971)

by Richard Matheson

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Title:The Omega Man
Authors:Richard Matheson
Info:Berkley Medallion (1971), Mass Market Paperback, 174 pages
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I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954)

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I've never seen any of the movie adaptations, and went in to this blind. A post-apocalyptic story, a vampire story, and ultimately a sad story of a man all alone in a world completely changed and absolutely terrifying. Really good writing and a haunting ending. ( )
  sprainedbrain | Dec 1, 2018 |
mi chiedo solo... come mai non l'ho letto prima!?? coinvolgente ed incalzante.... ha piu' del racconto psicologico che non del survival trama ,ci troviamo a vivere insieme a Robert e al suo mondo interiore.... paura, ansia, terrore, sgomento ma anche gioia e stupore..
temete la lettura per via del famoso film con Will Smith!???
non ha nulla a che vedere.... ma proprio nulla quindi gustatevi questo libro senza indugi! ( )
  Mandane75 | Nov 16, 2018 |
mi chiedo solo... come mai non l'ho letto prima!?? coinvolgente ed incalzante.... ha piu' del racconto psicologico che non del survival trama ,ci troviamo a vivere insieme a Robert e al suo mondo interiore.... paura, ansia, terrore, sgomento ma anche gioia e stupore..
temete la lettura per via del famoso film con Will Smith!???
non ha nulla a che vedere.... ma proprio nulla quindi gustatevi questo libro senza indugi! ( )
  Mandane75 | Nov 16, 2018 |
Opinião completa no Ler e Reflectir...
Eu gostei muito deste livro apesar de não ser grande fã de terror. "Eu sou a lenda" foi o livro que criou "o sub-género dos mortos-vivos", sub-género hoje muito popular e comum. Achei que, para um livro publicado em 1954, é ainda muito actual. Gostei de acompanhar a luta de Robert Neville pela conservação da sua espécie, a humana, por querer viver mesmo quando não compreende porquê. Emocionalmente é muito intenso e conseguiu-me levar às lágrimas em determinado ponto.
Eu tinha este livro na minha estante há já algum tempo e ainda não o tinha lido porque detestei a adaptação para filme com o mesmo nome e tendo o Will Smith como protagonista. Felizmente o livro não tem nada a ver com aquela mixórdia de clichés que inventaram.
Aconselho vivamente a leitura, uma daquelas que nos faz pensar e muda algo dentro de nós. ( )
  Telma_tx | Jul 30, 2018 |
Re-read after many years. I really remembered nothing from my first reading. Sad but true. This is such a good story and still works in our current world with all the new vampire stories out there. More a story about how one man handles the worst situation imaginable. Alone at the end of times. Truly well done. ( )
  melanieklo | Jul 25, 2018 |
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Matheson maakt op een briljant-ingenieuze wijze gebruik van de Vampiermythe voor Essef doeleinden
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Glavni junak romana, Robert Nevil, poslednji je čovek u svetu zaraženom vampirizmom. Zabarikadiran u svom domu, on svake noći vodi bitku da preživi do svitanja, pri čemu mu neprijatelji nisu samo krvožedni stvorovi napolju, nego i sopstveni nagoni, ludilo koje vreba i uspomene na lepšu prošlost. Sudbinu Roberta Nevila na kraju zapečatiće jedna žena čija će ga izdaja suočiti sa istinom da se shvatanje normalnosti preokrenulo i da je sada sam na njenoj drugoj strani. Na onoj strani na kojoj se stupa u legendu.

Prvenstvena tema Metisonovog dela je „opasna različitost”. Njegovi vampiri su sivi i istovetni, simbol vladavine populizma, dok je Nevil večiti pojedinac u borbi protiv neprijateljskih sila prirode i društva.
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Matheson, Richardprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hill, JoeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKean, DaveIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sleight, GrahamIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thiesen, JimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Henry Kuttner with my grateful thanks for his help and encouragement on this book.
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On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back.
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This work just contains the short novel "I Am Legend". Please do not combine other works entitled "I Am Legend" which contain the short novel and short stories with it.
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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
IS NOT ALONE

Robert Neville may well be the only survivor of an incurable plague that had mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloddthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him.

By day, he scavenges for food and supplies, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But all the while the infected lurk in the shadows, watching his every move, waiting for him to make a mistake...
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film edition paperback, fine

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"Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth - but he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become infected with a vampire bacillus and they are hungry for Neville's blood.By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive like this?"--Cover.… (more)

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