Best EPub, Born Of Man And Woman By Richard Matheson This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Born Of Man And Woman, Essay By Richard Matheson Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Wow quite an impressive and creative short little story, especially considering Matheson was 22 when he wrote it and it was his first published story and it s 63 years old Reminds me of when I first read the little brother short story by Poppy Z Brite creepy These terse cartoony pulpacious short stories from the early 50s jitterbug madly on the borderline where science fiction meets horror and come at you like one of those notorious comics which got adults in such a tiswas back then, this kind of thingorWe re in a different world here, where wives toss their pretty blonde curls, where secretaries sharpen pencils, where young men pound typewriters and where the sexual innuendo is laid on with a trowel In one of the longer stories, Lover When You re Near Me , our astronaut is stationed on a distant planet for six months of technical duties He s given an all mod cons house to live in, complete with female alien housekeeper Everyone fears these assignments Why Because the female aliens are telepathic, they all have the hots for tall hunky Earthmen, and they re all phenomenally ugly Could Richard Matheson be blatantly talking about the grisly race relations of 1950s America Also please note there is no suggestion anywhere that our astronaut technician could, like, make his own meals and clean his own house, and dispense with this horribly fascinating live in housekeeper Oh no, the very idea that a man would do that There s one terrific four page deformed kid in the basement story and I will drip green blood on them and one excellent time travel piece and the rest are for historians of the no longer acceptable. I read this very short story today In fact I read it a few times in about half an hour, like I said it was a very short story The thing that brought it to my attention was that my son wrote an essay on it for a college course he is taking I read his essay last night, and the story this morning The first time I read it I was just creeped out, and annoyed with these parents Almost the entire story takes place in a cellar These supposedly normal parents keep their child chained in the cellar, hidden from everyone Now I need to know a few things, first is of course why is this child locked in the cellar And second,is the child a boy or a girl Answer to both beats me There are clues of course, the first line tells us that the child s mother calls the child a retch The father tells the child that mother is pretty, that all the people in a movie magazine the child sees are pretty, then goes on to say look at you and didn t have a nice face when he said it The father pulls away when the child touches his arm.So is the child deformed Is the child so ugly they can t stand to look at it Well that s a pretty awful reason to keep your child locked in a cellar In fact there are no possible reasons to keep a child locked in a cellar at all I can never think of a cellar without thinking of the basement of my parent s house It could have been in an episode of Fear Factor , dirt floor, stone walls that were always damp, very dim lighting that never touched parts of the basement, and a low, low ceiling I went in the basement as little as possible.There are lines in the story that seem a little odd to me, could they mean than they say At one point the father becomes angry and hits the child,The anger came in his eyes He hit me I spilled some of the drip on the floor from one arm It was not nice It made ugly green on the floor. Now I thought on first reading this part the ugly green stuff that was spilled was just disgusting slime from the cellar, but could it have been something else Then later when the child is angry with being hit and is telling us what will happen the next time the child saysI will screech and laugh loud I will run on the walls Last I will hang head down by all my legs and laugh and drip green all over until they are sorry they didn t be nice to me Here s the green stuff again and the child will run on the walls andhang by all my legs. Run on walls and hang by all its legs How many legs could the child have Now I m wondering if it is a child at all I guess I ll never know unless one of you reads the story and fills me in. I am confining myself to the story that gives this collection its title, and has found itself in best of anthologies again, and again, and again Why You have to read it to appreciate the nuances It s one of the creepiest pieces that I have read, and I m sure, once you have read it, you would never ever be able to forget it.I have no idea about the rest of the collection But I m quite sure that overall rating of something from Matheson would warrant no less than four stars.
- 164 pages
- Born of Man and Woman
- Richard Matheson
- 12 June 2019 Richard Matheson