Lucky number 50!!! If I was doing my original challenge, I would be at the end. But I have chosen to do a 75 book challenge, so onward we go.
This book is: I am Legend
It falls under the category: A book by an author that writes under more than one name
This is another "end of the world" type of story. There has been an illness that is causing people to turn into vampires. (I know - for real). The main character's name is Robert. He is pretty sure he is the last man on earth that isn't a vampire. During the day time, he goes out into the city hunting vampires who sleep like the dead (and won't attack him) and hunt for food and supplies. At night he has to hole up in his house to try and keep the vampires out. They know he is in there, and are constantly trying to break in. He can't get away from the city where he is because once the sun goes down, he has to be back in the safety of his house.
Robert also spends a lot of time at the library trying to figure out if there can be a cure for the people who are not "too far gone".
This is a really short story. The book has many short stories in it, and this is just one of them. I have seen the movie "I am Legend" and it is nothing like this book. Well - almost nothing. Yes there are vampires and yes there is Robert, but that is where the similarities end. So I was shocked when I read it - expecting it to be similar.
The story holds its own. Robert is very infested in finding a cure. He is desperate for human contact. He hardly sleeps because at night the vampires scream for him to come out and join them.
The ending was the same as the movie (if you have seen it - no spoilers if not), but it just happens in a different way.
You could try this book. It wasn't really my cup of tea.....maybe because it was so short. I never really got as invested in the characters as I would have liked.