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Button, Button by Richard Matheson
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Jul 15, 10

bookshelves: short-stories, horror

A collection of short stories from the author of I Am Legend. Not horrors stories, per se, so much as tales that examine the darker side of human nature. For example, in the title story a couple is given a push-button unit and told that if they hit it they will receive 50,000 dollars. Also, someone, somewhere, will die. To hit the button or not? That is the question. Most of the other stories pose similar ethical quandaries, almost always ending with an all-too-predictable “twist.” My opinion of Matheson? Interesting, but overrated.

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