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Born Of Man And Woman

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  92 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Hardcover, 164 pages
Published 1956 by Max Reinhardt (first published 1950)
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Paul Bryant
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 thing



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We’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
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Kim



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 cella
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Jules abraham De leon
Story was narrated by a child, who tells a story about his parents who keeps locking him in the cellar for no reason, fucked up. Short, but one powerful story, and to think Matheson wrote this when he was 23, Damn.
Angel
Interesting point of view, far too short of course.
Stacy
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!
Mark
I read this the day after Richard Matheson passed away and it was astonishing (especially since it's his first published story, published 63 years ago). Very creepy, very unpleasant but compulsive and gripping, this is a superb tale from an extraordinary storyteller.
Debra
Nov 27, 2011 Debra marked it as to-read
Stephen King recommended book and authoras noted in Chapter 9 of Berkley's 1983 paperback edition of Danse Macabre.
Allison Sowell
Very seriously creepy. Takes about 5-1- minutes to read and I think you can find the whole thing on line free. Worth a read! I passed it around the lab today for people to read and we had a great discussion going.
Anthony Giordano
My quick little overview of this horror classic here:

http://hachisnaxreads.blogspot.com/20...
Tori
A child only wants affection and attention.
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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 ...more
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