LSD @ The Movies #3 I Am Legend Real Vs Reel

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Compares Richard Matheson's classic book I Am Legend with the latest film version of the same name. This is the first in a series titled Real Vs Reel where we will be comparing books to their film adaptations. More
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About Mikey Lee Ray

Hi there, Mikey Lee Ray here. I've been passionate about my writing since I started working on my first novel 'Pandora's Market' (published under the name Matthew Schafer in 2006). Since then I've published two full length e-books on Smashwords the first being 'Confessions of a Gaming Attendant' a diary / fiction piece where the protagonist works in the gambling industry and 'How to Lose Money and Irritate People.' While the second e-book had a similar story line it was more comedy based and descends often into fantasy and farce whereas 'COAGA' is more serious.

I began writing LSD at the end of 2012 and am now in the process of editing and re-working the first issues so that we can re-release them and then continuing on with new ones once this is done. I hope that you will take a look at some of these stories as I pride myself on my unique writing style, perspective and life experience. I look forward to hearing your feedback if you have read something I've written. - Sincerely, Mikey

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Review by: Tess Hopkinson on May 18, 2017 :
Would like to see more book vs film comparisons as so many films these days are 'based on a novel by...' you know what I mean. Have seen all the I Am Legend films, none of them get it right.
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Review by: Alice Parker on May 7, 2017 :
Enjoyed the way this was written.
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Review by: Dawn Princeton on May 3, 2017 :
A friend lent me her copy of 'I am Legend' and I've since bought my own, I like to re-read it from time to time. It's short but great. The film with Will Smith, not so much. Haven't seen the other versions but might some day. Great writing Mikey, gets the points across well. I liked the book vs film comparison idea too. Be good to see others.
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Review by: Mary Blackwell on Feb. 5, 2016 :
I was drawn to this is 'I am Legend' is one of my favourite novellas. I picked up a copy for 5 pence back in the early eighties and devoured it in one sitting. I think I probably saw the Charlton Heston movie around the same time. They felt like two very different animals and so for this reason I still have not seen the one with Will Smith.

This was a very well written, opinionated, polemic at first and the descriptive narrative was easy to follow but whilst I saw the point in the perspective of the casting and the 'speed' of things in the film negating the watchfulness and spirit of enquiry in the book ... it is, I believe very true that the world is a different country now than in the past

So, in conclusion, this book did what it set out to do. There are cohesive comparisons and differences drawn between the two versions of the story and, of course, a little diatribe is great as it shows passion, but for me, the end became a little too much ... then again, this really made me think which happens too rarely nowadays.

Thank you for this experience.
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