Thursday, October 28, 2010
I Am Legend part 1
Shocker!!!! I had no idea that this book was about vampires in the least bit. I remember seeing the trailer for this movie and it was never made too clear that this was about vampires. Without seeing the movie I had already had preconceived notions on this book just from the trailers and I didn't think it was going to be that interesting. The book started out slow and it was almost like the writing was dancing around the topic. Nothing was really blatant until Robert Neville started talking about the garlic. And just like me I don't understand the siginficance of garlic to a vampire. When the vampires were taunting him to come out of the house I found it to be the norm as far as vampire novels are concerned. They want to lure you out in some fashion in order to obtain what they want. The part of the book where Robert drives to Sears and makes a few other stops and killed vampires during the day was fascinating. To think that an entire town has been taken over by the undead it is something that is hard to imagine yet a definite page turner. The chapter in the book when Robert was hung over and wanted to get out of the house and he ended up driving to his wife's grave was thrilling to me. The fact that his watch had stopped, he left the garage door open and he had no idea what time it was. I literally couldn't read it fast enough because it was so exciting how the vampires were waiting for him and chasing him while he was in his car. So far this novel has been sooooo good.