Matheson's attempt at fantasy has more then a few moments of horror and he should have stuck to that genre. Between juvenile fey/ human sex fantasies and the tiresome back and forth between the fairy and the witch I became disenchanted pretty fast.The portrayal of women in this novel left me almost angry with the stereotyping of personalities by appearances. As for the men, they weren't much better but the fault there lay with giving none of them any depth at all including the protagonist. Add a writing style that was beyond annoying and I think you have something written as a form of self indulgence. Did we really need all those parenthesis?Is this seriously the man that wrote “I Am Legend” ?