Reading this book a second time... first time was about five years ago. Written in 1948... what a masterpiece!
Now just at the point where Ish is sitting upon the hilltop overlooking his descendants. His last friend who, like him, knew the world as before is no longer sitting with him on that hill, having died of old age. More sadness to come, I know.
What a powerful book! As I revisit it a second time, I realize I should read it yet again to fully grasp/appreciate all the concepts.
I'm not aware of any books before it that is truly a post-apocalyptic tale that really links to today's popular incarnation. George Romero of "Night of the Living Dead (69)" gives inspiration to the Ghouls of "Last Man on Earth" in 64 which was an adaptation of Matheson's "I am Legend" written some years before.
That book brings up so many thoughts and even emotions... and to think it is mostly narration --- something you couldn't get away with in today's style.
Anyways, just curious to see what you guys thought about it.