Book cover from The Incredible Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
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The Incredible Shrinking Man

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Author(s): Richard Matheson
Format: Book › Paperback all formats
Edition: First
Published: 02-24-2001
ISBN: 9780312856649
Pages: 352
Publisher: Tor Books
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Book description

Inch by inch, day by day, Scott Carey is getting smaller. Once an unremarkable husband and father, Scott finds himself shrinking with no end in sight. His wife and family turn into unreachable giants, the family cat becomes a predatory menace, and Scott must struggle to survive in a world that seems to be growing ever larger and more perilous--until he faces the ultimate limits of fear and existence.

"This is a thrilling and unforgettable experience." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Book review

Some people will remember The Incredible Shrinking Man as a movie with great special effects and a surprisingly good script, given the ridiculous title. Matheson's classic novella is the reason for that. As Scott Carey -- husband, father, and all-around decent guy -- mysteriously shrinks, he faces unimagined horrors at every step, up to the story's surprising resolution. It's packaged here with a number of Matheson's other classic stories, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," which became a popular Twilight Zone episode, and "Duel," which was turned into a movie by a very young Steven Spielberg.

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