Book Reviews of Waiting

Author: Frank M. Robinson
ISBN-13: 9780812541649
ISBN-10: 0812541642
Publication Date: 4/15/2000
Pages: 347
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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If you are looking for a good scare of a read try this book!! Don't say I didn't warn you : )
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Veteran thriller writer Frank M. Robinson, who has been working in the genre since his 1950s classic The Power, approaches the millennium at full strength with a truly frightening and extremely plausible story. In Waiting, another race of human beings are about to take control of the earth. This alarming discovery was made by a Dr. Lawrence Shea--who must now pay a high price for his find. Shea is stalked on a journey to San Francisco by one of these "humans," and is then killed. From the very first step of this journey, Robinson grabs our attention with a combination of visceral and intellectual assaults.
Shea, we discover, was on his way to a meeting of the Suicide Club, a group of friends who gather regularly to discuss new developments in their particular area of expertise. Another club member, television journalist Artie Banks, begins to probe Shea's death and quickly finds it extremely suspicious--especially when more doctors involved in a routine autopsy are also killed. Other members of the club, as well as Artie's wife and disabled stepson, come under scrutiny. The horrible details of Robinson's alternate race of humans are gradually unveiled to Banks:

Our original plan was simple: Stay hidden until all of you died in wars or starved to death in a habitat you had ruined beyond saving. Unfortunately, it's our habitat as well.
Robinson's creepy, credible tale will certainly have you looking much more closely at friends and associates. --Dick Adler--
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Suppose another species of human beings has been hiding on the planet for 35,000 years...waiting to take over....
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A good read. Not too exciting or capturing. Would recommend this book if you are going on a trip and will have nothing better to do than read something.
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Creepy, frightening, thought provoking - maybe even plausible?? An alternate race of human beings waiting to take over the earth or what we leave of it. Not the best written book, but imaginative and mind-boggling. Worth the read.
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Very creepy...
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Really weird, but it kept me interested.
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Suppose another species of human beings has been hiding on the planet for 35,000 years, waiting to take over.
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I enjoyed this interesting novel. I found myself not too surprised by the ending but definitely pleased with it. A good thinking persons horror/sci fi novel. I would recommend it.
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This is a real page-turner. It's a thriller written by a wonderful writer, Frank M. Robinson. There is a frightening theme and that makes it a tale of terror. NPR listed this novel as a Top 10 Book for the Summer, but I'm not sure which year it was.
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The cover and description make it sound more like a horror novel. I didn't see it that way - more of a "tense psychological thriller with sci-fi elements".

Nicely done characters and plot. Pretty good and certainly worth reading.
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Wonderfully read .... great suspense story
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Unabridged audio book. Slow to get started, then gets better. Interesting (although farfetched) premise. Good ending.
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Actually it was better than I thought it would be.
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Suppose another species of human beings has been hiding for 35,000 years, waiting to take over.

Really good book. Well-written.