Duel

Duel

Terror Stories

Book - 2003
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Remember that murderous semi chasing Dennis Weaver down a lonely stretch of desert highway?

Duel , Steven Spielberg's acclaimed first film, was adapted by Richard Matheson from his unforgettable story of the same name.

But "Duel" is only one of the classic suspense tales in this outstanding collection of stories by the Grand Master of Horror, which also contains Matheson's legendary first story, "Born of Man and Woman," as well as several stunning shockers that inspired memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone, including "Little Girl Lost," "Steel," and "Third from the Sun."

Like Matheson's previous collection, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet , this collection is an indispensable treasure trove of terror from the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come .

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312878269
0312878265
Call Number: MATHESON
Characteristics: 394 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Horror fiction.
Horror tales, American.

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Also the author of "I am Legend" and "Hellhouse", Matheson is an excellent writer of the horror genre. "Duel", made into a film by Spielberg, is about a lone man being chased by a threatening semi on a deserted highway. This is a collection of short stories, all suspenseful, scary and well written. Recommended by Kaleelah

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slarsen
Jun 12, 2015

I don't know why I checked this out as I really don't like science or fantasy fiction. I do believe Matheson is one of the best writers for this genera.

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beckylunatic
Oct 29, 2010

Except for the title story, most of these were originally published in the 1950s, yet the emotional impact remains strong (unlike Matheson's more gimmicky work). Recommended.

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