I Am Legend

I recently watched the trailer for the new movie version based on the novel I Am Legend which was written by Richard Matheson in 1954.

A terrible plague has decimated the world, and those who were unfortunate enough to survive have been transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Except, that is, for Robert Neville. He alone appears to be immune to this disease, but the grim irony is that now he is the outsider. He is the legendary monster who must be destroyed because he is different from everyone else.

I’d heard of the book before but hadn’t read it. I was intrigued by the trailer though, so when I noticed the book in the second hand bookshop last week for a mere €2,50, I bought it. I read it earlier this week, and must say it’s aged well. I’m also quite looking forward to the movie now.