I Am Legend

by Richard Matheson
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Tähtivaeltaja Award 2008.

”The most clever and riveting vampire novel since Dracula.” – Dean Koontz

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 a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive like this?


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Release date 1954
Details updated August 30, 2022
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Blue Six
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May 1, 2013
10 / 10

To be honest I think Dean Koontz is wrong, I found this book both cleverer and more riveting than Dracula, the fact that the antagonists are vampires is almost irrelevant, they could just as easily be zombies, werewolves or hells angels. The most important aspect is how and indeed why the last human continues to survive against the odds. It is one of the best post apocalypse novels ever written but unlike many of them it’s fairly short and hasn’t been dragged out to no great effect out the way some authors feel compelled to do. Also forget about the various film adaptations you may have seen, they are all good in their own way but none of them do justice to this book.

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