The House of the Last Man on Earth by Robert B. Marcus Jr.
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Science Fiction, Adventure
Richard Johnson, a college student, just spent his last dime on food, lost his wealthy girlfriend, and had his bike stolen. To add to his misery, he returns to his apartment where he runs into his strange neighbor. Convinced this bizarre man is more than he seems, Richard and his land lady's bull dog, Khan, sneak into his apartment where they find a timegate to the future. Along with his set theory teacher and her brother, they embark upon a soaring and treacherous journey through space and time to discover a terrible truth-mankind is being slowly and systematically exterminated.
3 out of 5 (good)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
I was gifted this book by the author.
I enjoyed some aspects of this book, and while it was interesting, in parts, it struggled to keep me with the plot. It was too much teen romance to hit my sci fi buttons. The horror I missed completely! However, the mystery of who exactly is the mysterious neighbour, where does he go etc, just held the plot together.
I did like the time gate that appeared and disappeared in of all places the bathroom. There really didn't seem to be enough plot to hold the story together. I would have liked the characters better explained, as well as the story itself.
I am a little disappointed as I was really looking forward to reading this but it didn't live up to its hype.
Robert B. Marcus Jr. is a practicing radiation oncology physician. He has been a Professor at two major medical schools, and has been listed in U.S. News and World Reports Best Doctors in America, as well as Castle Connolly's Top Cancer Doctors and Castle Connolly's Top Doctors in America. He has been president of FLASCO, the society of all the oncologists in Florida, and has authored or co-authored almost 200 medical journal articles and chapters. He has been selling fiction since he was in college. Since then he has published a number of short stories and two novels, with two forthcoming novels, one science fiction novel (The House of the Last Man on Earth) and another political thriller novel (Yesterday's Tears), the sequel to the published thriller The Far Side of Silence. He is a lifetime active member of Science Fiction Writers of America and an active member of the International Thriller Writers, Inc.