An acclaimed SF novel about vampires. The last man on earth is not alone ...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 hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the undead through the ruins of civilisation. By night, he ...Read MoreAn acclaimed SF novel about vampires. The last man on earth is not alone ...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 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? The SF classic that inspired the blockbuster vampire movie starring Will SmithRead Less
I had seen the old Charlton Heston movie "Omega Man" and then "I Am Legend" and enjoyed both. Naturally, I wanted to read the book that they were both based on.
I only managed to get through the first 100 pages or so. It was so boring that I couldn't take it any longer. The night people or whatever you wanna call them were in fact vampires in this book. No wonder, that neither movie referred to them as vampires, it would have turned a lot of people off.
Jan 24, 2008
Maybe it's a better movie...
I found this novella gripping at first, as most post-apocalyptic tales are. Last man on earth fights off zombie vampires! The protagonist is a believable rollercoaster mix of determination, ingenuity, and despair. I even believed that he could teach himself about infection and devise vaccines, all on his own. But the story started to fall apart for me when the female of the new race comes to spy on him. I simply don't find her or the ending plausible. But maybe it's better as a movie...
Dec 27, 2007
I loved the story! After I started reading it, it was difficult to put down. When I purchased the book I did not realize that it contained other stories that we equally good. Had wished that "I am Legend" was a longer story though - can't wait to see the film!
Sep 29, 2007
One man verses a world of vampires. Trapped in his house he seeks only to destroy the ses vampires and befriend a stray dog. This novel keeps tossing surprises at the reader. The ending is great as it ties in with the title.
This is excellent writing full of tension. The vampires are intelligent killers and not mindless animals. wonderful use of characters in a fantastic setting.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-11-26 Robert Neville has witnessed the end of the world. The world's population has been obliterated by a vampire virus, though Neville has somehow survived. As he toils to make sense of it all and protect himself against the hounding vampires who seek out his life force, Neville embarks on a series of projects to discover the source of the plague and hopefully put an end to the vampires. In a tale that plays with the slippery slope of sanity, Dean makes the perfect choice for a narrator. His powerful performance proves chilling and haunting. As Neville teeters on the edge of sanity, Dean manipulates his tone, speed, emphasis and projection accordingly, making listeners tremble with his narration. While some might rebuke his narration for being too dramatic or providing too much interpretation, Dean's intensity adds to the book in a way that benefits listeners over readers. The visceral nature of his performance evokes the image of a foamy-mouthed Dean growling at a microphone with spittle flying. A Tor paperback. (Oct.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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