Saturday, September 20, 2008
I AM LEGEND, Richard Matheson
And I am enthralled with a book as fresh as yesterday.
Not being much of a horror/sci fi reader, however, I have a question for anyone who is. In books about vampires, the humans always seem to have to learn the ways of vampires.
But "new" vampires, always seem to immediately understand the rules and oddities of their kind. Is this a misconception? Are there novels where vampires struggle to understand that they cannot be outside in daylight. Or that mirrors are dangerous things?
Is there a rulebook for new vampires or are they converted to vampirism with the instructions embedded?