I am Legend
I Am Legend Book Cover I Am Legend
Richard Matheson
Fiction
Macmillan
1995
317

A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day.

Richard Matheson has been one of my favorite writers so it is no surprise that I love this book. Unlike the movie, Robert is an ordinary man faced with extraordinary horror. Matheson uses one of us – not a scientist or someone beyond our empathy – and through that proxy lets us live the horror of the life of the last human on earth. It is an amazing book of an amazing author.