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List of the best Richard Matheson books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Richard Matheson is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. His novel I Am Legend was even adapted into a film starring Will Smith. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Richard Matheson who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Examples of books on this list include I Am Legend, Hell House, and many more. What are Richard Matheson's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
I Am Legend Richard Matheson

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What Dreams May Come is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
What Dreams May Come Richard Matheson

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Hell House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Hell House Richard Matheson

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Nightmare at 20,000 feet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Nightmare at 20,000 feet Richard Matheson

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A Stir of Echoes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
A Stir of Echoes Richard Matheson

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The Shrinking Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
The Shrinking Man Richard Matheson

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Shock! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Shock! Richard Matheson

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Duel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Duel Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury

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Button, Button: Uncanny Storie... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books

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Somewhere in Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Somewhere in Time Richard Matheson

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Mediums Rare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Mediums Rare Richard Matheson

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Earthbound is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Earthbound Richard Matheson

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Now You See It . . . is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Now You See It . . . Richard Matheson

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Shock II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Shock II Richard Matheson

The Best Ray Bradbury Books

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Hunted past reason is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Hunted past reason Richard Matheson

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7 Steps to Midnight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
7 Steps to Midnight Richard Matheson

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Darker Places is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Darker Places Richard Matheson

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The Beardless Warriors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
The Beardless Warriors Richard Matheson

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Journal of the Gun Years is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Journal of the Gun Years Richard Matheson

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Shock Waves is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Shock Waves Richard Matheson

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The gunfight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
The gunfight Richard Matheson

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Noir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Noir Richard Matheson

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Third from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Third from the Sun Richard Matheson

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Hunger And Thirst is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Hunger And Thirst Richard Matheson

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Shock III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Richard Matheson Books
Shock III Richard Matheson