Somewhere in Time Paperback – May 1981
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“The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.” ―Stephen King
“Stylish and gripping, [Richard Mathsons's] stories not only entertain but touch the mind and heart.” ―Dean Koontz
“Richard Matheson is one of the most respected living American fantasy/science fiction/horror writers. . . . Matheson could not write a bad book if he tried.” ―Hartford Courant--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.--This text refers to the Audio CD edition. See all Product Description
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But anyhow.. all I'm trying to say is Richard Matheson is fantastic. His writing is so perfectly done and very readable. If you're interested in his works you should go get a collection of his short stories or read "I Am Legend". Reading one of his short stories is just like watching an episode of the Twilight Zone - very cool.
That is just what Richard Collier does in order to be with the beautiful Elise McKenna, the woman of his dreams. Or does he? Does he really travel back in time, or is it merely the delusion of a desperately ill man who seeks to find meaning for his existence? Does his tenuous hold on life in the present mirror his equally tenuous hold on life at the turn of the century? Is his death ultimately the only way for these unrequited lovers to be united, at last?
This is a beautifully poignant love story in which the longing the protaganists have for each other is palpable. A bittersweet sadness permeates the pages of this book, as Robert and Elise pass through life, each a shadow on the consciousness of the other. One only hopes that they find in the hereafter, what they were denied in this life.
This wonderfully imaginative and inventive book draws the reader into its fantastical web. A veritable page turner, it is a classic story of a love which will not be denied. Read the book, and then see the movie with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. You will not be disappointed.
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The movie was already my favorite since it was released, but I always wanted to read the book that inspired it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Befly
I've read some of the negative reviews about this story by Richard Matheson, but, in my humble opinion, I think they are unwarranted. Read morePublished 9 months ago by gg
This week has been one filled with romantic tragedies for me. First I went to the see the re-release of Titanic in 3D (oh Jack) and then because I hadn't had quite enough... Read morePublished on April 24 2012 by Buggy
Unlike many books which have been transformed into a movie this one improved substantially from its original medium. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2011 by Laurence Gottlieb
Never in my wildest dreams would I ever think that instead of Hollywood screwing up a good book and getting it wrong that they could take a mediocre book and make something... Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2009 by Misfit
This book was just fantastic !!!!
One of Richard Mathesons best books ever. It was an easy read, and theres just not enough I can say about this book. Read more
Richard Collins is 36 years-old, a writer by profession, intelligent, handsome and dying. He has a temporal-lobe tumor and the doctors give him 4-6 months to live. Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by Jana L.Perskie
Really enjoyed this book. From I AM Legend to Somewhere In Time. Matheson is an all around excellent writer. Enjoyed the book far more then the movie as well.Published on Aug. 5 2003
If you can rent the movie, starring Christopher Reeve, then do so, rather than read the book. I foound the book rather slow moving -- but then, I had seen the movie and knew what... Read morePublished on May 23 2003 by Big Mike From LA