Conversations with the Father

Conversations with the Father A Memoir about Richard Matheson, My Dad and God

In Conversations with the Father, screenwriter and author Chris Matheson shares memories of his dad, famed horror and science fiction writer Richard Matheson. He recalls the warmth and affection his dad showed him as a child—their shared love for the Dodgers and family game nights—and recounts their later estrangement over the big questions: life, death, the unknown and unknowable. Through his own unique point of view as son, Matheson offers the reader rare insights into the wit, intellect, fears, and, later, regrets of the man who penned such classics as I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come, and The Shrinking Man—and the strongly held yet often chimeric personal religious and spiritual views that shaped many of his most memorable stories and characters.
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