The Shrinking Man
Publish date: 2002
Publisher: Gollancz / Orion
Pages no: 201
Edition language: English
An interesting story, first published in the 1950s. On the surface, the story of a man's struggles as he shrinks into nothingness. Beyond that, it is a story that highlights themes of emasculation and impotence in the face of the demands of modern society, almost as if Arthur Miller had written a sc...
It's kind of nice when the title of a book is also a perfect, if brief, description of the plot. The shrinking man of the title is Scott, who is shrinking exactly 1/7 of an inch every day. We're watching him during his last week before vanishing entirely, trapped in a basement with little food or wa...
Matheson does pretty much everything he can to ensure the protagonist is hard to sympathise with for most of the book. He is consumed with rage, bitterness and fury at the hand the universe has dealt him. He is entirely self-absorbed, lashing out at his friends, family and the world. No one understa...
I liked the whole story...was a little anxious to get to end of book to find out what happen to the man. In a way i think it would of been better for him to wake on the last day and be normal size again....leave u thinkin' will it start all over again??Richard Matheson I'll say it again is one of my...
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