The book I read was I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson. It was a very good book. One day, a medicine that was thought to be the cure for Measles was issued to everybody in the world. It turned out to be an infection that turned you into a zombie-vampire thing. One man tries to stop it. He fails.
That man’s name is Robert Neville. He was tall, 36, born in America, and his features are undistinguished except for his mouth. It is long and determined. He has bright blue eyes. He really doesn’t have a personality because he has no one to talk to at any time. He might be a little bit insane. But you can’t be sure. The character was interesting to read about and I liked him. He is very heroic. He fights off the frightening noise of the shrieks and yells of the Zompires, as I like to call them. He also goes out in the daytime and kills all of them with wooden sticks, without the risks of them waking up or the sun setting. The second character, who shows up later in the book, is named Ruth. They never give a last name, and they never say what she looks like. All that they say is that she is very beautiful. She shows up when Robert finds her in the daytime, and she runs away. She put up a fight, because she thought he was a Zompire. Robert was relieved to find her. It turns out she was part of a group of people that are half Zompire, half human, who have learned to fight of the disease.
The setting is in the wasteland that used to be New York. We took New York from nature. Nature took New York back. It was overgrown with plant-life. That shows how long its been since the infection spread. By day, it is silent except for the moan of Neville’s car and the moans of the dying Zompires. By night, the city is filled with the screams of the Zompires and the crying of Neville.
The story goes as this. Robert Neville lives alone in his house that was super barricaded to fend off the Zompires. Garlic, mirrors, and wooden spikes. All of the usual vampire tricks. He has been...