Re: RARA-AVIS: Matheson

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 06 Jul 2002

I AM A LEGEND is a superb SF novel, a classic in fact. It's also a real noir novel by many aspects.

Matheson wrote crime/mystery novels indeed, and his best is SOMEONE IS BLEEDING On the other hand RIDE THE NIGHTMARE is not special, except for Matheson's writing. I didn't read FURY ON SUNDAY.

Matheson wrote many scenarios for films and TV series. On TV some of his scripts contributed to TWILIGHT ZONE's fame. Spielbeg's DUEL, made first as film for TV, was based on a script by Matheson.

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries

At 13:25 06-07-02 +0100, you wrote:
>>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rene Ribic" <>
>> On the subject of SF/noirs have you read Richard Matheson's Gold Medal
>> originals I AM LEGEND & THE SHRINKING MAN? Both great books, IMO.
>No, but I'll add them to my shopping list. They're both in print, I think,
>unlike Matheson's crime (I'm assuming that's what they are, but I don't know
>for sure)novels, which are incredibly hard to find. FURY ON SUNDAY, SOMEONE
>IS BLEEDING and RIDE THE NIGHTMARE have been on my "to buy" list for some
>time and I've yet to see an affordable copy (last price I saw quoted on a
>RIDE paperback was £70).

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