[PDF KINDLE] The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson

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  • The Shrinking Man
  • Richard Matheson
  • French
  • 09 August 2018
  • 9782207500187

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Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Richard Matheson The Shrinking Man Read Û 2 Richard Matheson Û 2 Read Nger deny the truth not only is he losing weight he is also shorter than he was and deduces to his dismay that his body will continue to shrink. I wish I could return this book and get the one that most of my friends here read instead Naw just kidding I m sure I read this all wrong But even after really gritting my teeth in my efforts to suspend disbelief or actually turn a blind eye to facts and physics I really couldn t find much engaging in this story Scott shrinks 17th of an inch each day radiationinsecticides effects obviously follow the imperial metric system which of course works out to exponential shrinking as it goes from a couple of per day starting out to 25 33 50 % and beyond as he edges into sub inch height Anyway I said I should disregard reason here so what about metaphor and symbolism Yes there s plenty of course and plenty of analyses of the story available if you are inclined Unfortunately for me I did not find it all terribly interesting or engaging I feel that the story content and the characters haven t really aged well Surprisingly much comes down to the main character s sense of sexual adeuacy and parts are uite explicit The lusting after a 16 year old girl supposedly because she s smaller than the wife and the coupling with a midget woman with the consent of said wife because it s obviously absolutely necessary does little to rouse any sympathy for the protagonist When he himself is exposed to a paedophile is another matter and there I thought this side of the story kind of worked OK let s look at it as purely an adventure type story then running from the house cat battling a Black Widow spider climbing workbenches and the like Well let s not actually A very large part of the story is taken up with descriptions of relative sizes and incredibly boring descriptions of excursions in a normal cellar when you are but an inch or so and I gave up instantly trying to see the scene of sewing needles thread stairs paint jar handles sponges with Scott traversing climbing jumping balancing Top the entire thing off with a bit of a cop out ending or non ending if you will and this one is not a book I d recommend The second star is for the classic status than anything else

Summary The Shrinking Man

The Shrinking Man

Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Richard Matheson The Shrinking Man Read Û 2 Richard Matheson Û 2 Read S as a catalyst for the bug spray causing his body to shrink at a rate of approximately 17 of an inch per day A few weeks later Carey can no lo. Thoroughly enjoyed this storyScott Carey is shrinking 17th of an inch a day until he reaches a point where he knows he will shrink to nothing But even this knowledge cannot prepare him for the unknown world that awaits himThere were some truly horrifying moments in this story but the real power was the perspective it gave not from just one but from constant viewpoints during his transformation I don t know what was worse fleeing from a black widow that was the same size as him or lying with a small doll for comfort because in size relation it was the only thing he could relate to Just imagine walking from one side of the basement to the other but knowing you would need food and water and that it would be a trek similar to a day long hike in a the wilderness I would recommend this one to my fellow readers It is a horror story with a lot of depth and is action packed from beginning to end

Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Richard Matheson

Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û Richard Matheson The Shrinking Man Read Û 2 Richard Matheson Û 2 Read While on holiday Scott Carey is exposed to a cloud of radioactive spray shortly after he accidentally ingests insecticide The radioactivity act. Richard Matheson took the platform afforded him by his tremendous skill as a writer and used it as a platform to confront a serious and important issue that had been kept hidden for too longMALE SHRINKAGE Here was a man that was WAY ahead of his time Not only was he a gifted writer with an amazing and wide ranging imagination but he was also someone who wasn t afraid to tackle tough and controversial social issues From general topics like race relations war and politics to deeply personal issues like religion the acceptance of the individualand of coursemale shrinkage It is staggering when you consider that this novel was written back in 1956 during a time when the exact causes and lasting impact of shrinkage were not nearly as well known as they are today Back in the 1950 s there was very little research into the physical causes of this phenomenon and almost none on the psychological effects on the male population It was a taboo subject that was just not discussed even between fathers and sons Some have speculated this lack of communication between the generations on this most important issue may have contributed to the tremendous social upheaval that occurred during the 1960 s and 1970 s Of course nowadays there is a much better understanding among the scientific community about the phenomenon of male shrinkage as evidenced by the illustration below that was used at a recent medical conference to explain the basic science behind the condition Nevertheless despite not having the scientific research available and despite the conservative time in which this story was written Matheson managed to write what is arguably the most in depth and thoughtful discussion of male shrinkage that has ever been written I can only applaud Mr Matheson for showing the world that this issue can be addressed in a compassionate intelligent way Of course given the social s of his time Matheson was forced to disguise the central theme of his story by having his plot revolve around the shrinking of the main character s ENTIRE body However despite this bow to conventionality the astute reader from the very beginning is able to see through the thinly veiled disguise and into the truth behind Matheson s powerful storyAs the story begins Scott Carey is a man of above average size with a wife and daughter While on the ocean he is doused with radioactive water that causes him to immediately begin shrinking From there the story is told through two interweaving plot lines The present shows Scott when he is shudder 57 of an inch big hiding in his basement and living a survivors existence trying to find food and water while battling a Black Widow spider and an oversized pussy cat the obvious symbolic meaning of these two are discussed below Meanwhile the second plot thread is a series of flashbacks in which we see Scott dwindle from his above average size all the way down to the point where Scott is so small that he no longer even sees himself as a man It is during these flashbacks that I think Matheson s writing and story telling is at its most poignant and compelling Once Carey loses his above average size his self esteem and rational demeanor begin to erode at once Does anyone still think Matheson is talking about height I think not As Scott continues to lose inches he is unable to concentrate at work and becomes obsessed with what he views as kid glove treatment from those who know about IT Almost immediately after Scott experiences the first signs of shrinkage his marriage begins to suffer big surprise huh Scott feels as though his wife is less attracted to him and sees her attempt to maintain a normal relationship as condescending This deterioration continues as Scott gets smaller and smaller until there is no physical contact at all between Scott and his wife In the negative reaction of Scott s wife Matheson again shows how he was decades ahead of his time in recognizing and confronting what in modern times has become a cliche Matheson was brilliant in his depiction of the psychological trauma that accompanied Scott s reduction in size and I don t believe there has ever been a evocative examination of this deeply emotional issue The fact that all of this deep and penetrating analysis needed to be done behind the veil of an acceptable plot makes the depth of the writing even amazing Here are just a few examples of Matheson s superb ability to write an acceptable upon surface story while engaging in heated passionate intercourse upon his true themes Surface Plot As mentioned above the trauma for Scott begins story begins with him being doused with water after which he immediately begins to experience shrinkage Subtext Scott is shown to be the everyman as he is confronted with the classic factors contributing to shrinkage Surface Plot Chapter headings are all done in inches alone eg 68 64 etc rather then the common height measurements of feet and inches Subtext Matheson s use of the common unit of male size rather than height is a clear indication that he was asking his readers to strip away normal conventions Surface Plot As Scott finds himself smaller and smaller he is confronted by the main monster of the storya female Black Widow spider Subtext The subtle imagery in this plot device is almost magical in its invocation of the often harsh uncaring female when it comes to the issue of shrinkage Surface Plot Almost as telling is Scott s dangerous encounter with an oversized pussy cat just after going through a heartfelt inner monologue about his concern over his current size Subtext Here Matheson seems to be touching on the fear and angst that can accompany someone regarding the physical act of love when dealing with excessive shrinkage The appearance of the cat so soon after Scott s internal expression of inadeuacy appears to confirm this Surface Plot A central fixture of the plot when Scott is at his smallest is the water heater in the basement which provides both a critical source of sustenance as well as a primary obstacle to overcome Subtext Here we have the constant reminder that while cold water is the enemy and cause of shrinkage warm water can just as uickly bring salvation While there are many examples of Matheson s subtle exploration of this provocative issue the above provides enough to demonstrate the nuance and skill exhibited by Matheson in this ground breaking novel I would strongly recommend you read the story yourself so you can see the full range of Matheson s gift It is possible that some out there may be uncomfortable reading this review and addressing the issue of shrinkage in this forum However after reading Matheson s brilliant and courageous story I have been motivated to expose this issue and hope that through awareness and education we can create compassion and understanding for this most painful and personal of issues He has given me the courage to take up his mantle unworthy as I may be and shout out from the rooftopsEXPOSURE TO COLD WATER CAN CAUSE 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Richard Matheson took the platform afforded him by his tremendous skill as a writer and used it as a platform to confront a serious and important issue that had been kept hidden for too longMALE SHRINKAGE Here was a man that was WAY ahead of his time Not only was he a gifted writer with an amazing and wide ranging imagination but he was also someone who wasn t afraid to tackle tough and controversial social issues From general topics like race relations war and politics to deeply personal issues like religion the acceptance of the individualand of coursemale shrinkage It is staggering when you consider that this novel was written back in 1956 during a time when the 61 Hours exact causes and lasting impact of shrinkage were not nearly as well known as they are today Back in the 1950 s there was very little research into the physical causes of this phenomenon and almost none on the psychological Bloodlands Europe Between Hitler and Stalin effects on the male population It was a taboo 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