What are the best books by Richard Matheson?

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    #1I Am Legend

    I Am Legend

    I Am Legend is a post-apocalyptic book by Richard Matheson that centers on Robert Neville, the last man on earth. He needs to fight for his life as all the living creature in the Earth turned into vampires. 

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    William Gordon
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is has been misrepresented as the entire "I Am Legend," rather than a compliation of short stories. Of course, it is my ignorance that led me to believe that I Am Legend was a novel rather than a short story. Regardless, the story starts off as an attention grabber, but it only goes downhill from there. While Matheson creates a fabulous premise for a novel, he fails to deliver a well developed literary work -- particularly with the end. It just falls flat, as if Matheson got bored and decided to cut it short. I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie, becuase most times the book has greater detail and character development, particularly when the book precedes the movie and with these such subjects. However, this time, I am hoping that Hollywood can save this book. "
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    #2Hell House

    Hell House
    Hell House by Richard Matheson narrates the incidents experienced by the four professionals who got hired to investigate the most haunted mansion called the "Belaco House".
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    Douglas Perkins
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I like the account contained in this book. It makes you feel as if you were investigating the house along with the crew. It makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up the whole time!"
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    #3Somewhere In Time

    Somewhere In Time

    This is the story of a man who loved a woman so bad he managed to time travel in order to meet her. Richard, a man diagnosed with a fatal disease, decides to drive home from Denver to LA as a final adventure. In a San Diego hotel, he finds a picture of a woman who performed there back in 1897, and he falls so deeply in love with her that time travels just to meet her.




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    Janice Stewart
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "It shouldn't be a big surprise that the book is different than the movie. For instance, the book takes place in California where the movie takes place in Michigan. Digressing, the premise of the story is a playwright named Richard Collier decides to go on final endeavor. I say final because Richard has a brain tumor and only several months to live. His outlook of recovery is rather slim, so he figures he will pull out his savings and have one last adventure. This brings Richard to the Hotel del Coronado; he made the choice to attain this location by flipping a penny. It isn't too long before Richard discovers that this hotel has a rich history and a famous stage actress named Elise McKenna once performed there in 1896. It should be noted that the (present) time in this novel is 1971."
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    #4What Dreams May Come

    What Dreams May Come
    What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson is a Bangsian fantasy novel originally published in September 1978 by the G.P. Putnam's Sons. This book has a film adaptation using the same title and it was released in 1998.
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    #5The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok

    The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok

    The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickok by Richard Matheson is a historical western fiction novel originally published in 1996. This book tells the story of a legendary U.S marshal - James Butler Hickok.

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    Christian Rodriguez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is a historical western fiction about Wild Bill. If you love Westerns and realistic stories then this book is for you! Anchored in historical accuracy with just a little bit of fiction for plot this book is an incredible look into Wild Bill. From front to back each page makes you feel a little more Wild! "
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    #6The Shrinking Man

    The Shrinking Man

    The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson is a speculative science fiction novel originally published in 1956 by the Gold Medal Books. This book has two film adaptations released in 1957 and 1981 by the Universal Pictures.

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    Rosa María Morán
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book is phenomenal. It combines all the elements that make a great novel. I couldn't put it down. I got sucked into the thrilling tale of this man who just keeps shrinking. I found myself hungrily turning from page to page wanting to know how the story would go. It leaves you sucked in and watching in horror as the the story progresses. The writing is absolutely fantastic. "
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    #7A Stir of Echoes

    A Stir of Echoes

    A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson is a horror fiction novel originally published in 1958 by the J.B Lippincott & Co. This book has a film adaptation using the same title and it was released in 1999 by director David Koepp.

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    Harry Bell
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This is one of the best books by Richard Matheson. I've been through it a few times now and love it each and every time. There is something about the writing style of Mr. Matheson that I find very interesting and involving. I'd say that this one is probably one of my favorites. Highly recommended."
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    #8The Gun Fight

    The Gun Fight

    The Gun Fight is a western fiction novel written by award-winning author Richard Matheson. This book was originally published in 1993. It follows the story of a gunman in the wild west - John Benton.

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Summary

Best What are the best books by Richard Matheson
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1I Am LegendBooks 46 Paid
2Hell HouseBooks 41 Paid
3Somewhere In TimeBooks 39 Paid
4What Dreams May ComeBooks 36 Paid
5The Memoirs of Wild Bill HickokBooks 33 Paid
6The Shrinking ManBooks 32 Paid
7A Stir of EchoesBooks 31 Paid
8The Gun FightBooks 29 Paid
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