Search Results: "Richard Matheson"


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THE BEST OF RICHARD MATHESON by Richard Matheson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"These chilling page-turners still hold up, serving as an excellent starting point for a new generation of readers."
A collection of stories from a horror legend. Read full book review >

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THE BEARDLESS WARRIORS by Richard Matheson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Harshly unsentimental all the way."
The legendary Matheson (author of the seminal vampire novel I Am Legend, 1954, and 1978's now beloved astral novel What Dreams May Come) brings back his 1960s war novel about very young US soldiers fighting across Europe in the waning days of the WWII campaign. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET by Richard Matheson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In his intro, Stephen King bows to the Master for regenerating a stale genre. Indeed, The Shining bears touches of 'Slaughter House.'"
The Grand Master of Horror (the astral classic What Dreams May Come (1978), recently filmed with Robin Williams) offers 20 chillers from over the years. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE IT... by Richard Matheson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Unfortunately for Matheson, the reader may be laughing, too."
A bizarre misfire from horror guru Matheson (Earthbound, p. 727, etc.). Read full book review >

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EARTHBOUND by Richard Matheson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A chilling supernatural sortie marred only by a self-important epilogue about the power of the mind and the true meaning of love."
First published in 1982 in a version so heavily edited that horror writer Matheson (7 Steps to Midnight, 1993, etc.) took his name off it, this ghost story is now offered in a restored, uncut edition. Read full book review >

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DUEL by Richard Matheson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Pulps no longer: much more like Poe."
Matheson, now entering his later years, has been on a roll of late, especially with his last novel, Hunted Past Reason (p. 691). Read full book review >

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HUNTED PAST REASON by Richard Matheson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Consistently inverts familiar situations and makes them spiritual learning moments; even the fan-satisfying shocker climax is enriched with irony. First-rate suspense."
Elder suspense master Matheson's masterpiece, far stronger than his famed chillers (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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7 STEPS TO MIDNIGHT by Richard Matheson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

A legend of horror returns to the field after 15 years—and stumbles. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >