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Erebos (edition 2012)

by Ursula Poznanski, Esther Ottens

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Title:Erebos
Authors:Ursula Poznanski
Other authors:Esther Ottens
Info:Rotterdam Lemniscaat 2012
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Rating:****
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Erebos by Ursula Poznanski

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Wonderfully terrifying in its believability about the obsession of gaming, it shows how far some people will go for their addiction. Full review here: http://tahleenreads.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-tour-erebos-by-ursula-pozanski.htm... ( )
  Tahleen | Feb 16, 2014 |
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In Nick’s school a mysterious computer game makes the rounds. Only certain people are invited and once you’re in, you are not allowed to talk to anybody about it. And the game doesn’t limit itself to the virtual world, either. As Nick finds out when he finally gets his entrance into Erebos, there are certain things he has to do in real life to advance in the game. But what is the game’s final agenda?

I stumbled on Erebos quite by coincidence and figured that I just had to read a scifi novel by a female Austrian author, even though I didn’t have high hopes that it would be very good – Austria is not exactly known for its strong scifi tradition. But I was pleasantly surprised by the book. It was entertaining, well-paced and fun to read.

Read more on my blog: http://kalafudra.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/erebos-ursula-poznanski/ ( )
  kalafudra | Nov 16, 2013 |
A young adult novel, by Ursula Pozanski, about a secret video game that changes the lives of all members invited to play. Nick sees his friends change and does not know what all of the hype is about until he is secretly offered the coveted game and accepts the vow of absolute secrecy, even when he asked to do unthinkable tasks in real life. People are getting hurt in real life...is this just a coincidence? Or are these accidents related to the mysterious Erebos game? ( )
  JMBridger | Nov 8, 2013 |
Nick is thrilled when a classmate finally shares with him the DVD he's seen passed around with secrecy. It's an RPG, a role-playing computer game, and like his classmates, Nick is immediately sucked in, skipping meals and sleep in his quest to level up. For awhile, he's able to shake off the unease he feels every time it seems the game is reading his mind, and when he is asked to complete takes in the "real world" in order to receive benefits in Erebos, but it's not until he's ordered to drug a teacher's tea that things go really wrong.

This is a very intriguing premise, and I could totally relate, as I'm currently obsessed with Edler Scrolls V: Skyrim. Unfortunately, the story has suddenly slowed to a crawl about 3/4ths of the way through, and I just can't muster the interest to finish.

Recommended for those who enjoy gaming, whether it be computer, video or tabletop gaming. ( )
  kayceel | Nov 4, 2013 |
This was different than I expected, and very good. I thought it would be a cliched suddenly-sentient video-game character, but it turned out to be more of a psychological thriller, and quite suspenseful. ( )
  SheilaRuth | Aug 23, 2013 |
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When sixteen-year-old Nick Dunmore receives a package with a mysterious computer game called Erebos, he hopes it will explain his classmates' strange behavior. He is quickly drawn into the cryptic world of the game, where players must obey a strict code. Erebos watches its players and begins to manipulate their lives in frightening ways. It soon becomes clear the game has a deadly agenda. When Nick sets out on a dangerous mission, reality and the virtual world begin to blur.… (more)

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