„I think the author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson.“

— Stephen King, Context: I think the author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson. Books like I Am Legend were an inspiration to me. As quoted in an edition of I Am Legend (1995)

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