This book started off really well. I was hooked. I had meant to read just a couple of pages before bed, and soon found that I could not put it down. The premise was great: one man left in a world full of vampires. And in fact, all the short stories included after it were similar in that regard; they were all great ideas for stories. The problem was in the execution of the ideas. Matheson took some great ideas and let them fall flat on their faces. Each story had me excited; had my complete attention. They were great story ideas, and I was all a tingle with anticipation. But, too quickly, I found myself wondering when the story would just be over with. I was so disappointed. So, I guess it gets two of five stars for interesting ideas, but fails to earn the other three because of poor execution. In the hands of another writer using the same premises for each of the eleven stories (one novella and ten short stories), this could have been a five out of five. But, in it's current form, it just didn't make the grade.