Richard Matheson


Born
in Allendale, New Jersey, The United States
February 20, 1926

Died
June 23, 2013

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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 whom (Chris, Richard Christian, and Ali Matheson) are writers of fiction and screenplays.

His first short story, "Born of Man and Woman," appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1950. The tale of a monstrous child chained in its parents' cellar, it was told in the first person as the creature's diary (in poignantly non-idiomatic En
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OCTOBER 2016 Horror Novel /Hauntings
For Halloween, we read our usual horror book. Since we couldn't narrow down the subgenre, I have been trying to think of a sort of theme... I tried "gothic" but that wasn't really specific enough to find books... so I changed gears a little.

It was mentioned at the meeting that "ghosts" would be a fun type to read. Interestingly, many of these were also in the "gothic-horror" sections and all have extremely similar plot lines, typically surrounding a mansion, house, or castle. The books listed here, though similar, are very different takes on this plot, and are all considered to be modern classics.

So, hopefully you all approve of this list! Happy voting :)

Voting begins September 2th, & ends September 17th. Book club meeting for October will be on October 23rd.

 
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