[Novel]I Am Legend

Other media: Movie:I Am Legend
Literature total pnts rank Rank 1,688in 4,667 titlesTotal 2 / Deviation 48.76
Literature rank of 1954 Rank 7in 13 titles
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Richard Burton Matheson
Hayakawa Bunko
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Outside Japan :Released:1954
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2008/05/16 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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When the title reads the novel of "Ai. Am Legend"
It was the same content as "old man at the end of the earth" that I read a long time ago, so I will evaluate it with your impression.

It was innovative to try to elucidate vampires scientifically.
Vampires that appear in this work are positioned as patients infected with blood-sucking bacteria.
Because he was a civilian who was neither a hero nor a scientist nor a tough guy in particular,
It is impressive that the psychological depiction of solitude was truly imminent.

The hero hunts a hidden vampire while avoiding sunlight during the daytime,
I keep living in the fortified house at night,
Up to the mind The patient who found a method not suffering from blood-sucking bacteria began to build a new world,
As a result, the magnitude of normal and abnormality is reversed, and the hero who is not affected by the blood-sucking bacteria is abnormal, it shows sarcastic development.

In the last, the hero was stamped with a slaughter who continued to murder a fellow of the New Mankind,
Recognizing that "I am a legendary monster" just before he died, who was seriously injured by new men who became the ruler of the new earth.
That is the true meaning of "Ai. Legend".
Was not there many people who chewed on the hopeless contents by thoroughly reading completely different from movies by reading the original work?

Without this work "Knight. Of the Living Dead" was not born,
Given that modern horror's representative monster "zombies" was not born,
I think that the contribution that this work gave to the horror world is very large.

Rating: Very good