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It's fantastic having so many Richard Matheson books on kindle. Camp Pleasant is a study of interaction and how we subtly change each other. This is a typical example of why he is such a great writer. It's involving and remembers us as kids in summer camp, starting with little moments, settling in. He paints it in sure strokes. Then the boy who is different, and a gradual escalation that ends in violence because there is something so wrong in that pleasant place. Whether you feel justification a...more
Born in Allendale, New Jersey to Norwegian immigrant parents, Matheson was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1943. He then entered the military and spent World War II as an infantry soldier. In 1949 he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and moved to California in 1951. He married in 1952 and has four children, three of w...moreMore about Richard Matheson...