• Title: Eu Sou a Lenda
  • Author: Richard Matheson Fernando Ribeiro David Soares
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
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    Neville o ltimo homem vivo face da Terra Uma bact ria transformou toda a Humanidade em vampiros e a vida de Neville converteu se numa arrepiante luta pela sobreviv ncia todos os dias tem de sair da protec o da sua casa procura de comida, gua, bebidas, medicamentos, mas tem de voltar ao seu ref gio antes de anoitecer Qualquer descuido, qualquer erro far com queNeville o ltimo homem vivo face da Terra Uma bact ria transformou toda a Humanidade em vampiros e a vida de Neville converteu se numa arrepiante luta pela sobreviv ncia todos os dias tem de sair da protec o da sua casa procura de comida, gua, bebidas, medicamentos, mas tem de voltar ao seu ref gio antes de anoitecer Qualquer descuido, qualquer erro far com que caia nas garras dos mortos vivosRichard Matheson, autor de grandes obras como A Casa Infernal ou O Incr vel Homem Quem Encolheu, todas elas adaptadas com grande xito s tima arte, definiu, em 1954, com Eu Sou a Lenda, o subg nero fant stico dos mortos vivos, inspirando grandes cl ssicos como A Noite dos Mortos Vivos, de George A Romero, e as adapta es O ltimo Homem na Terra protagonizada por Charlton Heston, ou a hom nima Eu Sou a Lenda, protagonizada por Will Smith.

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    1. "I am legend". These words make me shudder. But if you have only seen that Will Smith movie that went 180 degrees on the book's message, the soul-crushing impact of these words will be lost on you.That makes me sadTo quote Stephen King, "I think the author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson." This was enough of a recommendation for me to go and dig up this book. And it's great.(view spoiler)["Full circle. A new terror born in death, a new superstition entering the unassa [...]

    2. I loved this book! Was very creepy to read.I thought it was brillant from beginning to end.One of my favourite books of all time ever!That ending! WOW

    3. I just re-read this after watching some of the movies based on it. It's truly a chilling book. It's an apocalyptic novel. The vampire plague has destroyed our society. Much of the book focuses on our hero's loneliness. When he finds an uninfected dog, his attempts to befriend it are almost pathetic & truly heart-wrenching. It's well worth reading.There are 3 movies that I know of that are based on this book. The Last Man On Earth starring Vincent Price in the mid 60's. This follows the book [...]

    4. I was going to rate the book a lukewarm 3 stars, but then I looked once more at the date of publication (1954) and reconsidered. A bit of historical perspective, of literary context elevates this novel to the well deserved 'genre classic' status. At the time Matheson published his science-fiction take on the gothic vampire myth, the market was a lot different from today's oversaturated landscape that has largely trivialized the subject and gave it a curious teenage romance slant. Even bringing i [...]

    5. Hm.Honestly, this is a tough book to review.I did like the story, but one of the biggest bothersfor me here was not fully understanding why the world has gone to shit & why everyone is now a vampire. The book just drops you right in the middle of Robert Neville's situation, which is a day to day existence of killing vampires during the day & hiding in his house during the night.I'm the kind of SF reader who likes a bit of depth to be given to the cause of disaster, and this story largely [...]

    6. I’m not much of what you might call a “vampire guy.” By which I mean both that I am not a vampire, or a guy who likes vampires or vampire-themed endeavors. Thus it stands to reason that I never would have read Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend had not the wildcard of my book club chosen it as this month’s selection. Frankly, I was a little underwhelmed by the choice. The critical “blurbs” did not help matters along. Dean Koontz said it was the “most riveting vampire novel since Drac [...]

    7. This was creepy and sad too. I don't think I would have lasted long as the last person alive. I would have just given up and let myself get caught! The vampires of this story are quite zombie like, I thought. How events turn out in the end surprised me.

    8. I just finished reading this book. Completely different from the movie (The 2007 version), I wish they would have gone with this story instead. The reader spends the whole story (Which is really only 170 pages) following the last man on earth as he fights for his survival against vampires (and yes, they are vampires). He boards up his house, stocks up on canned goods, and researches a way to combat this disease. He is not a doctor or a scientist, just a regular man stuck in an irregular situatio [...]

    9. I Am Legend by Richard MathesonMy rating: 4 of 5 starsBlurb: Robert Neville is the last man left alive on Earthbut he is not alone. Every other man, woman and child on the planet has become a vampire. Neville spends his days scavenging for food and supplies, and hunting down the undead in their lairs in the ruins of civilisation. At night, he becomes the hunted and barricades himself in his home, waiting and praying for the dawn.I Am Legend was one of the first, and certainly the most brilliant, [...]

    10. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.I don’t like vampire novels much, so I wasn’t planning to read Richard Matheson’s classic vampire story I am Legend which was published in 1954, is also known by the title The Omega Man, and is, of course, the basis for the movie I am Legend.But then I recently read and was enthralled by two other books by Matheson: The Incredible Shrinking Man and Steel and Other Stories. I realized that The Incredible Shrinking Man wasn’t really so much about a m [...]

    11. There are some excellent reviews out there. I know I was complaining about sqeeing and gifs recently, but I can't help but think a classic book like this could use a little modern reviewing.Summary: I'm a little mixed in my reading reactions to a novella that feels more like a self-conscious allegorical tale than truly innovative storytelling. The short, choppy prose suited the narrator, but gave a more limited ambiance to the setting. Given the protagonist Neville's relatively easy ability in m [...]

    12. Richard Matheson may be the most underrated genre writer ever. When you look at a list of his books- I Am Legend, Somewhere In Time, Hell House, Duel: Terror Stories, What Dreams May Come- just to name a few, you realize how unique and diverse his talent was.This novel, I Am Legend, a perfect little bricolage of apocalyptic, dystopian, sci-fi, horror, vampire, zombie, is probably his best known work, although I'm partial to Somewhere in Time (Bid Time Return) being such a romantic sentimentalist [...]

    13. Yet again, I've been breaking the rules. This time, it wasn't on purpose! But I went into reading I Am Legend knowing the ending, knowing the twist. Years ago, you see, my husband had wanted to talk about the book, probably when the most recent adaptation to movie form had come out, and I am well known for not reading horror, so it wasn't an unreasonable assumption that I would never read this.So, wrong, in the long run, but it made reading this for the first time a very different experience tha [...]

    14. This is another one of those times when there are people who if they could would give this book far more than the allowed 5 while if I were rating it on "enjoyment alone" I'd be looking to give it negative stars. I realize this is one of the "classics" of science fiction (or science fantasy)and I don't care. I read it years ago and while I find the writing in places rates my recognition of it's qualityI don't care for the book.Like some of Matheson's other works there are some questions that (to [...]

    15. Let me being this review by saying that I never saw any of the movie adaptations of this book. I turned the first page of "I Am Legend" with zero knowledge of what Hollywood did to it because a friend of mine gave me an important warning. He said: "When it comes to this story, there is no movie; there is just the book".The story is Robert Neville's, the last man on Earth after a strange plague has turned every other human being into a vampire. He lives in a carefully barricaded house, stuffed wi [...]

    16. 1. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize for all of the Will Smith jokes. It's going to be difficult, but I will refrain from including him in this review.2. Stuff I liked - Matheson does an amazing job in describing the situation Neville has deal with as the only person left in the world. The scariest parts for me where when Matheson deals with themes like isolation and loneliness. That stuff was much more terrifying than the vampires (more on them later). There were entire chapters of [...]

    17. Los Angeles, about 22 years into the future (Jan. 1976 - Jan. 1979 in this book; copyright 1954, which really shows in some of the book's views). After the 'plague' finished in 1975, Robert Neville seems to be the only human left immune and alive. He's not anywhere like Will Smith, lookwise, English-German man in late 30s with blue eyes, blond going bald (and later with a beard). When we meet him he's been living at his present place for 5 months. Trying to survive, and wondering what caused eve [...]

    18. "The strength of the vampire is that no one will believe in him."Robert Neville is the last man on earthor is he? Following the outbreak of an incurable plague that has mutated every other human on earth into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures, Robert Neville must scavenge for food and supplies during the day, whilst hiding in his boarded-up, vampire-proof home at night. Living a solitary life for so long is not easy, and so he is constantly on the look-out for fellow survivorsThis was a buddy-re [...]

    19. I enjoy being alone. There's some kind of peace in loneliness. I'm never more happy than when I'm by myself. I've said, though, that if the loneliness if forced upon me, it's not so glorious. Robert Neville's situation is similar to this latter one.In first instance, when I came upon this book, it reminded me of The Last Man by Mary Shelley. In both books, the hero is, or believes to be, the last man on Earth. The rest of humanity had died because of a plague. In TLM it was some cold, and in IAL [...]

    20. I AM LEGEND, by Richard Matheson is one of his "longer" stories, that I hadn't previously read. This is a vampire tale, but one very unique to this genre. The last survivor in a plague that left humanity dead--or, undead--Richard Neville has spent the past three years learning everything he can about what caused this change. Many are the days when he wonders why he even bothers to go on, when everyone around him is "lost".". . . In a world of monotonous horror there could be no salvation in wild [...]

    21. One guy against a world filled with vampires. I went into this book with an expectation of action. When the story had action scenes, they were done very well, and there is a wonderfully suspenseful and thrilling chase scene in the first half of the book. However, action, suspense and thrills were absent for most of the rest of the book.There is sad reminiscing of his past life.There is a long drawn out sequence of attempting to befriend a stray dog.There is lots of time spent getting drunk, list [...]

    22. I never would have expected the internal dialogue of the last man alive to be as captivating as this book was. Robert Neville is alone, the last uninfected human left as far as he knows, and every day is a struggle to keep it that way. His anger, depression, frustration and fear are thrown up against the desire to live almost every moment of every day and there are some when you're not sure which will win.Some of the issues brought up are unique to the fact that Robert Neville is a man alone in [...]

    23. A novel that has been both heavily criticized and revered, I Am Legend straddles an uneasy line between Horror and Science Fiction. However, there is no denying its influence, nor its simple charm. In comparison with some of the 'vampire' drivel being served up today, this little novel is indeed legend. It ranks with Salem's Lot as one of my favourite reads on the vampire mythos. I know that the science isn't sound, but Matheson has done a terrific job of introducing new ways to broach the subje [...]

    24. Εκπληκτικό βιβλίο που έγινε μια επίσης εξαιρετική ταινία με το Will Smith. Εγώ πρώτα είχα δει την ταινία, αλλά - φυσικά - το βιβλίο είναι καλύτερο. Όχι μόνο γιατί γενικά τα βιβλία έχουν περισσότερες εικόνες από τις ταινίες και διεγείρουν τη φαντασία περισσότερο, αλλά και κάποιες [...]

    25. This book has been made into four seperate film adaptations. All of which deviate significantly from the novel. Why is that? Why meddle with brilliance? I read this AFTER seeing all four films, and none of those movies had anywhere near the impact the book did on me. It's dark, and gritty, and bleak. Its tells a tale of human loss and suffering and our stubborn will to survive. You could quite easily pick this up in another 50 years time and think it were set in the near future. It's incredibly [...]

    26. La normalità della maggioranza L'impatto di un'opera come "Io sono leggenda", tanto nel suo genere quanto nell'immaginario collettivo, è qualcosa di assimilabile a una bomba atomica.La forza di Matheson, capace di riscrivere la figura del vampiro in chiave scientifica e sociale, è quella di fotografare la tremenda dittatura della maggioranza e di riequilibrare gli sbilanciamenti delle forze in campo attraverso il solo, e unico, movente che muove ogni collettivo dotato della forza del numero: [...]

    27. Four fifths of the way through and the only thing on my mind was how incredibly boring and one-dimensional Robert Neville is. You would think that someone forced into solitude and surrounded by death and insanity would have a wonderfully colourful and twisted mind - if you're going to have a book revolving around a single character, make him a really good one. So, it wasn't until he began chasing, abusing and kidnapping a woman in the name of science (everything in this book was tunnel-viewed 'i [...]

    28. 2 StarsBartender!? Another please!Talk about a freakin downer! Man, that ending. So infuriating and pointless especially with such a great buildup and interesting take on vampire lore.This barely resembles the infamous Will Smith movie but the backbone is there. However, while the movie left you in sad despair, there was triumph in the wake of Neville’s sacrifice. This simply ends with not one speck of hope, and it totally sucked because I’m not a masochist by choice.

    29. Richard Matheson, la mayor influencia de Stephen King, idealiza en esta novela un mundo post-apocalíptico en el que, el último hombre de la tierra (Robert Neville), lucha por su supervivencia en un lugar donde la esperanza parece perdida. En unas cuantas páginas, Matheson logra captar la atención del lector, lo que lo lleva a reflexionar, e incluso, a meditar sobre el curso de la sociedad actual, el pensamiento humano, y la verdadera esencia del "ser". Un libro que simplemente no quería ter [...]

    30. This is definitely one of the Grand-daddies of the Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian/Virus/Monsters-taking-over-the-world stories.This book had to be a commentary on where Matheson thought we were headed as a society - not just a simple tale of vampires created by a virus.It is amazing how much he fits in to a 160 page book. I am thinking that Matheson must have been a master of telling a lot of story in very few pages. A very suspenseful and quick read. This would be a great choice for horror fans, po [...]

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