Richard Matheson?

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Richard Matheson?

Post by Ajax » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:34 am

Any Richard Matheson fans out there? I have been reading his stuff for the past couple of years. My favorites are I am legend, what dreams may come and Hell house, but i have read most of them at this point in time.
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Post by Raven » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:14 am

Sadly I only discovered his writing after I am Legend came out with Will Smith. Since then I have read several of his works. Hunted Past Reason had me very anxious and reading through the night.
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Post by Ajax » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:37 pm

Wow i thought i read them all but i haven't read that one yet is it a short story or a good length?
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Post by Ajax » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:40 pm

Richard Matheson books I have read:

Stir of Echoes 4/5 *s
What dreams may come 4/5 *s
I am legend 4/5 *s
Now you see it 2.5/5 *s
Journal of the gun years 3/5 *s
Earthbound 2.5/5 *s
Hellhouse 4/5 *s

I put ratings beside them for how much I enjoyed them

Own but haven't read:

The memoirs of wild bill hickok
Somewhere In Time
beardless warriors
7 steps to midnight.
The incredible shrinking man.

Any true horror fan should read Richard Matheson. He helped to create alot of horror writers. I know both Dean Koontz and Stephen King have both given him credit for molding them into writers.
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Post by purple1worm » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:16 pm

I ;ll have t check him out. Thanks!!
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Post by Raven » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:29 pm

Ajax wrote:Wow i thought i read them all but i haven't read that one yet is it a short story or a good length?


Hunted Past Reason is a full length novel. It is not a supernatural type horror story, more of a psychological thriller.

"Now You See It.." is another strange one by him. Again more of a psychological thriller.

I would recommend both these novels if you are a fan of his.
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Post by Ajax » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:08 am

I did read that one and I enjoyed it, but it wasn't as good as some of his earlier works. There were so many twists it was crazy. Cool concept though. It would work great as a play.
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Post by DevilxKat » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:23 am

I haven't read any of his novels.

I've seen the film adaptations and read the graphic novel adaptation of I Am Legend. The original novel is the next book on my to read list.

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Post by zombombie » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:33 am

I've only read I Am Legend, but that is superb :)
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Post by Ajax » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:02 pm

Check out Hellhouse and Stir of Echoes you'll enjoy those as well. They would be his most mainstream horror type books next to I Am Legend.
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