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  • The Shrinking Man
  • Richard Matheson
  • French
  • 19 December 2018
  • 9782207500187

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    Richard Matheson ï 4 Read & Download PDF READ The Shrinking Man Posted at Shelf Inflicted After reading about white male privilege racial oppression and gender ineuality I found it interesting that I chose to read a book about a man who is losing his height at nearly an inch per week Not only is he greatly inconvenienced because he can't reach high shelves he is also losing his power and significance as a man and a human being and reduced to merely survival It’s an adventure tale and it has some hor

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    PDF READ The Shrinking Man 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 Fro

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    PDF READ The Shrinking Man Richard Matheson ï 4 Read & Download Free read ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Richard Matheson It's been a really long time since I last read this even longer since I've seen the whole movie but there were some iconic scenes that stayed with me Rereading it was a great idea since I'd forgotten how masterfully Matheson had woven the story together The great environmental message about how he comes to shrin

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    Free read ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Richard Matheson PDF READ The Shrinking Man Considering this is a Richard Matheson book an author who is probably best known for his horror stories I have initial expectations that this was going to be a scary venture in the same manner as Hell House was when I saw the movie as a child and later on read the book But in the first fifty pages or so of this novel my expectations were met in a different way yet it was also something satisfying which could be what Matheson has intended wh

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    characters The Shrinking Man PDF READ The Shrinking Man Richard Matheson ï 4 Read & Download 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

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    PDF READ The Shrinking Man ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureEvery day Scott Carey is getting shorter by 17 of an inch The doctors have figured out why he w

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    characters The Shrinking Man Richard Matheson ï 4 Read & Download PDF READ The Shrinking Man 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 s

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    PDF READ The Shrinking Man The Shrinking Man is a really good book in the sense of its horrifying idea style of narration its meticulous description whenever reuired and its hidden sub layer This was Mr Matheson's first story that I read being amongst his earliest written worksThe book initiates with a very small chapter which in short describes the causes of the protagonist's initiation of shrinkage; and continues while he is 57th of an inch ta

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    PDF READ The Shrinking Man Thank God it’s overI wanted to like this book I really did From the moment I saw the cover a tiny man fending off a spider with a spear sized needle—how awesome is that? I wanted to read this story by an autho

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The Shrinking Man

review ✓ The Shrinking Man 104 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 SIGNIFICANT BUT TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN SIZE THAT CAN CAUSE AN OBSERVER TO PERCEIVE DEFICIENCIES THAT ARE NOT TRULY THERE

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review ✓ The Shrinking Man 104 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. The Shrinking Man is a really good book in the sense of its horrifying idea style of narration its meticulous description whenever reuired and its hidden sub layer This was Mr Matheson s first story that I read being amongst his earliest written worksThe book initiates with a very small chapter which in short describes the causes of the protagonist s initiation of shrinkage and continues while he is 57th of an inch tall with the following chapter The story then interweaves with two timelines one whilst he is shrinking from 68 onwards and the other where he reduces in height from 57th of an inch to His rate of shrinkage is 17th of an inch per day This I think is intentionally put where dividing an inch into seven parts is considered unconventionalThe book employs a third person narrative during both the interweaving narrativesNarration I When Scott is under an inch in height his narrative describes his mundane activities but which are the only ones that can be described because his size is so small in relation to the large stuff of materials around him The distances for him to travel from a place to another are vast considering his scale and uite a lot can take place within that time And not to forget it is also about weight Personally to me it took a while to imagine and get accustomed to a perspective from a tiny man and the descriptive details of his mundane activities got me bored indeed at various times Though I understand that that has to be what the author can describe for such a person at that scale most of the times He d been running since it had all started Running physically from the man and the boys and the cat and the bird and the spider and a far worse kind of flight running mentally Running from life from his problems and his fears retreating backtracking facing nothing yielding giving in surrendering He still lived but was his living considered or only an instinctive survival Yes he still struggled for food and water but wasn t that inevitable if he chose to go on living What he wanted to know was this Was he a separate meaningful person was he an individual Did he matter Was it enough just to survive Narration II While Scott is shrinking from 68 through to becoming as small as being about a foot in height the narration does not deal with mundane activities This is the time when the writer describes of what the protagonist has to face during the period of his shrinkage implications on his social and family life the problems that he faces with his inability to use his sexual drive and the way he has to cope with it the loss of authority of fatherhood to his daughter and in turn losing her respect the insanity of going through a celebrity status his thoughts on hopes of survivalism uestions on whether human life is valuable purposeful and meaningful at such a small scale etc It was a thing about people They did not look down expecting to see anything but dogs and cats Some of these uestions also come during the other narrative This narration was however the better part of the book for me personallyThe story also has a sub layer under it s surface that is allusive to something like the discrimination under a Class System as just one example The problems that the protagonist faces while he is shrunk are allusive to a Poor Man a human who is cast in a society as being in a Lower or Working Class or the Poor Class an outcast even perhaps someone who can easily lose hope and might even uestion the value and use of his presence in existence Towering against him is a human being of a larger height as being allusive of a Higher Class in the Society having easy access to all the available resources of life and leading a well to do life relativelyOverall the story is great the ending even wonderful especially for those times during the 1950s to 70s perhaps even 80s and even now to many view spoilerThe idea of humanity s limited perceptions of scaling across dimensions and not to forget the Zero is also brought to attention to the reader hide spoiler