Whether it s a road raging trucker a miniscule everyman a haunted house a time traveling lover or the fate of the last man on earth Richard Matheson s focus as a writer shifts from one stimulating interest to another Ideas come to me and I become fascinated by them the legendary storyteller explains I do it and then I m done with it Matheson s most recent literary fascination with the tense and potentially terrifying ramifications of the present day battle of the sexes inspired his provocative novel Woman a new thriller published by Gauntlet Press The book s cover features the single word title the image of a battleaxe and the words Men and women can no longer co exist I think by themselves the words on the cover really get the wheels turning the famed writer of the novels I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man unforgettable episodes of The Twilight Zone and a number of classic scripts Roger Corman s The Pit and the Pendulum Steven Spielberg s Duel the TV film The Night Stalker remarked during an interview at his home in Calabasas Calif A long time ago women did control everything and they used this battle axe as a symbol he continued It became a symbol of the female essence It s not used anymore People will make of it what they will Those who are knowledgeable will know what it means Matheson s contemporary suspense novel begins the day of the Emmy Awards as a popular talk show psychologist and his wife a successful television producer nominated for one of the night s coveted honors prepare to host a party before they leave for the awards Left alone in the apartment before their guests arrive the therapist is visited by a strange young woman who insists that she needs his help In spite of his protests the woman refuses to leave As the party begins her presence leads to a bitter and disturbing discussion of sexual politics before the night takes a grim and deadly turn I think older women

Genre: Horror

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April 2005 : USA Paperback

Title: Woman
Author(s): Richard Matheson
ISBN: 1-887368-75-2 / 978-1-887368-75-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gauntlet Press
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