Friday, April 28, 2006
Very few people know Richard Matheson. He wrote things everybody knows,pop culture classics like the monster in the airplane Twilight Zone story and "What Dreams May Come". He also wrote some amazing horror stories such as "I am Legend" about the last man on earth, alone and surrounded by vampires who want to kill him. And then there's "Hell House", perhaps the best haunted house noverl ever written. It is a perfect, little book, perfect to read late at night before going to sleep. You are safe in your home while you read about a place where ghosts seem to be everywhere. Which is exactly the point of a good horror book, YOU are safe, the people in the book are in trouble.
I love this novel.It is the kind of book you could finish in a night, but you don't want to.