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.
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House of the Last Man On Earth based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Received a free copy of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I thought this story had a great start. It pulled me in pretty quickly and I wanted to know what was going on with the...well, you'll have to read it to find out what the what it, I don't want to spoil too much. This story lost me about 65% on the characters. To me, the characters felt inconsistent and that pulled me out of the story. To be fair, real people can be pretty danged inconsistent in their actions, but you can usually step back and take a look at what you know about that person and see where that action might have come from. I didn't get that sense that they were their own independent people. They existed in the line of sight of the main character for the personal development of that character and changed to fit the needs of said character. I kept reading, but was never able to get back into the story after that point. I think that, if you know that about the characters going into reading this story, it is a pretty fun adventure story. Borrows on a few tropes, but it still has some cool stuff of it's own to throw in.
This book evolves from ordinary to eerie and does it well. There is exciting action and the primary characters are likeable, especially my favorite, the world's ugliest dog, Ghenghis Kan. The ending is hopeful and the epilogue is humerous. I recommend it for science fiction fans.