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Posted July 12, 2005
Newest Novel by Richard Matheson is a Winner
Richard Matheson's new novel WOMAN both harkens back to I AM LEGEND and HELL HOUSE and introduces the theme of the failure of the women's movement with a terrifying conclusion. Without giving away the plot, Matheson introduces Ganine a woman who feels she 'no longer herself.' She also claims she's pregnant, though she hasn't had sex in several years. She's obviously mad, which is why she seeks out a radio psychologist for help. Ganine has had certain destructive powers since she was young, but she can no longer control them. Is something controlling Ganine? That's for the reader to find out. The second half of the novel, in particular, is a page-turner with one surprise after another. The final surprise some might say comes out of the blue. But, just the title and cover blurb 'Men and woman can no longer co-exist' actually foreshadows the end. WOMAN will have men quaking in their boots. Some women will love Matheson's solution to the gender problem, though others will feel deeply threatened. At $12.95 the book is well worth the asking price. Richard Matheson, now nearing 80, hasn't lost a step.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.