After seeing and enjoying the movie "I am Legend" starring Will Smith, I decided I had to read the book. The only thing I had heard about the book was that the movie was very different from the book. The book was enjoyable, and, like I had heard, very different from the movie. I just wish there was more to it. More details, more adventures, more of everything. Then I realized this was a short novel. I am not going to discuss the differences here because it will ruin parts of the book. One of the main differences that won't ruin anything is the occupation of Robert Neville. Because he is a scientist in the movie and and not in the book the way he goes about doing things is different. I feel like this had an affect on the way he dealt with things and discovered things. There were elements of both the book and the movie that I liked but I liked the story of the movie better in the end. This could be because I am from a different generation and could relate to the movie Robert Neville better than the book Robert Neville, or maybe just because I saw the movie so many times before I read the book. Either way, the book was good and worth reading to compare the two and see where it started!
I have not yet seen "The Last Man On Earth" or "The Omega Man", two other film adaptations of Richard Matheson's book.