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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  5,678 ratings  ·  833 reviews
An intelligent computer game with a disturbing agenda.
ebook, 440 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Annick Press (first published January 7th 2010)
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3.5 stars.

I was a bit wary of reading Erebos at first because I thought it sounded a lot like Ready Player One and while I really enjoyed that book, there’s only so many things you can do with a book about video games, right?
Woah, did you hear that?
It was the sound of a million video game players hissing at me all across the globe.

I’m not even going to pretend that I know the gamer gabble (yeah, that’s not a real thing… I made that up) because I really don’t. I like watching when people play t
2 1/2 stars

“A game you can’t buy. A game that talks to you. A game that watches you, that rewards you, threatens you, gives you tasks.

'Sometimes I think it’s alive…’”

To anyone who’s ever been a MMPORG addict/widow(er) I think this book will be particularly frightening. And to everyone else, who’s sitting there right now, saying…really? Could a game really consume your life like that? I invite you to visit this website, where level 85 World of Warcraft characters are frequently sold for upwards o
When you take a look at the genres I normally read, this book doesn’t necessarily fit in. I am not much of a gamer, and although I wouldn’t say that the world of computer games doesn’t interest me the slightest, it’s not necessarily a topic that makes me squeal with excitement. Yet, this book has won the "Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis" in the category that is decided on by young adults themselves, and after it blinked at me so many times at my local bookstore, I was tempted.

In the end, I am real
Ovu knjigu bih preporučila svim gejmerima pre svega ljubiteljima RPG žanra. Priča prati grupu srednjoškolaca koji započinju avanturu ne nadajući se kakve posledice ona izaziva u realnom životu. Čitajući je podsetila sam se davnih vremena kada sam i ja igrala RPG igre po celu noć. To toliko može da vas okupira koliko i dobra knjiga... još samo jedan "level", još samo ovaj "quest"... i vreme leti. Medjutim, Ereb nije obična igra, ima i svoju mračnu stranu koju klinci kasno uvidjaju i svim snagama ...more
KZM books

Ursula Poznanski je rođena u Beču i Ereb je njena prva knjiga koja je prevedena na srpski jezik. Knjiga je prevedena na 23 jezika i u Nemačkoj je prodata u više od 100.000 primeraka. Ursula Poznanski je 2005. nagrađena Nagradom grada Beča za književnost za decu i omladinu.

Ereb je kompjuterska igrica koja se po Nikovoj školi prenosi iz ruke u ruku. Pravila su jasna – nema pričanja o igrici, igra se tajno i svako ima jednu šansu da je igra.
Her kitaptan beni şaşırtmasını beklemem. Hatta bazen sürprizler iyi bir kitabı mahvedebiliyor. Bence bir kitabın iyi olup olmadığı yazarın okuyucuyu şaşırtmasına bağlı değildir. Sonu önceden tahmin edilen bir kitapta yazar olayları, karakterleri, diyalogları birbiri üstüne başarıyla oturtabiliyorsa o kitap iyi bir kitaptır. Bazı kitaplar sürekli yön değiştiriyor, gidişatı tahmin etmeniz imkansız oluyor fakat bir çok anlaşılmaz açık nokta bırakılıyor ve sonunda okuyucuyu tatmin etmeyen bir sonla ...more
Αυτό το βιβλίο, δεν ήταν ποτέ μέσα στη λίστα με αυτά που ήθελα να διαβάσω. ήρθε τυχαία στα χεριά μου και ξεκίνησα να το διαβάζω από ανία. 5 σελίδες κ το έρεβος με είχε τραβήξει μέσα του. Οι περιγραφές ήταν τόσο αληθινές σε σημείο που είχα συνδεθεί με τον ήρωα Νικ ο όποιος είχε γίνει ένα με τον ήρωα του παιχνιδιού Σάριους. Ανυπομονούσα, η πλοκή ταχυτάτη και ευχάριστη. Κατέληξα να το διαβάσω όλο μέσα σε μια μέρα δίχως να το καταλάβω. Τελικά μια είναι η απορία μου, άμα εγώ απορροφήθηκα τόσο από ένα ...more
I’m not really a gamer, unless The Sims counts, which I’m pretty sure it doesn’t. However, this book had me absolutely enthralled and if it weren’t for really annoying things like 3000 word assignments at university I would have finished it much, much sooner.

So, I found the whole premise of this book pretty disturbing. A malevolent computer game that controls your life, ‘reads’ your mind and watches you while you surf the internet. It knows when you’ve been disobedient…and you better watch out
Huseyn Ahadzade
İlk defa böyle bir farklı romanla karşılaşıyorum. Bir bilgisayar oyunundasınız, bir hayatda. Senaryonun bu kadar eksiksiz kurulmuş olması, Poznanskinin hayal gücünün ne kadar geniş ufuklara açıldığını gösteriyor. Esere fantastik demeye dilim varmıyor :) Her zaman karşılaştığınmz roman türlerinden farklı bir deneyim yaşamak istiyorsanız, Erebosu kaçırmayın derim.
Excellent novel aimed at older teens. The storyline was fun, and at times creepy, character development was realistic, world building was exceptional and moral of the story was well played out.

I have one major problem with this novel and that was the translation. The copy I read was an English translation and although Poznanski's writing is first-rate, the translation leaves a lot to be desired. The novel is set in London yet the Americanisation’s overwhelm the ‘Englishness’ of the setting and t
Phhhu, ich bin immernoch ganz geflasht von Erebos.

In einer Londoner Schule geht plötzlich eine geheimnisvolle DVD herum. Keiner spricht über sie, niemand der diese DVD nicht besitzt weiss was dadrauf zu finden ist. Immer wieder fehlen Schüler aus den Klassen oder kommen total übermüdet und verstört zur Schule.

Auch Nick "hat das Glück" irgendwann an so eine DVD zu kommen. Erwartunsvoll installiert er sie auf seinem PC und tritt ein in die Welt von Erebos ein. Doch schnell wird klar, dass Spiel i
Lydia Presley
Erebos is unreal. I mean, Ursula Poznanski must have played some MMORPGS (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games for those of you not in the know - think World of Warcraft) in her time because she has managed to capture, within Erebos, the addiction, the need to play, the drive to do anything to get that chance to play - and then turn that to make a thrilling, hold on-to-your-hats type of story that had me racing to the end.

Nick seems like your all around normal 16-year-old kid with par
Elii Vela
Seguro que cuando ves la palabra "videojuego", tu mente te dice de inmediato que no te gustará, si eres de los que les huyen. Lo sé porque eso fue precisamente lo que pensé cuando lo vi.

Tenía mucho miedo de abrirlo porque:

1.- La portada no es atractiva en el buen sentido. Es más como de miedo.
2.- Tiene + de 500 hojas y era un poco intenso leer tanto de un libro que podría no gustarme.
3.- No había oído nada de él.
4.- Videojuegos... nah... ¡qué aburrido!
5.- Videojuegos... no soy niño

Pero me dije
Anotace mě na první pohled zaujala. Počítačová hra? To je v knižním světě tak málo časté, že jsem hned chtěla vědět, o čem to asi bude.

Erebos je hra. Inteligentní, úžasná... děsivá. Někdy máte pocit, že je až živá. Pronikne vám do života a vy jste po chvíli úplně ztraceni. Postupem děje se ukazuje, jak velký vliv má "hra" na své hráče, jak dokáže měnit život i uvažování člověka a celkově jak je to nebezpečné. V knize je opravdu dobře popsán vývoj lidské psychiky takového "závisláka" a posouvání
May 21, 2014 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a good story
Recommended to Katy by: netGalley
My Thoughts: I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It was very engaging and I read through it during the course of a morning. The characters are quite realistic and the game was described in such detail that it almost made me want to play it, despite everything – especially despite the fact that I don’t like computer games! It definitely showed the dangers of addiction to video games, too, and how people can take such things way too seriously. I would recommend this to pretty much any ...more
mein Puls rast immer noch!
Sercan Vatansever
Kesinlikle böyle birşey beklemiyordum :D Yazar çok güzel kurgulamış. Oyunu ve gerçek dünyayı harmanlamış ve sonuç perfect :) ayrıca Nickin karakter olarak vampiri seçmeyim elfi seçmesi de çok iyi oldu :D
David Holec
Skvělé, boží, úžasné! Já chci, aby ta kniha měla tak 1000 stran! A to by bylo málo. Číst o hrách je ještě lepší, než je opravdu hrát.
Sean Randall
A warning: do not continue reading if you are offended by strong language. This isn't a review, really. It's more a personal analysis...

I've been banging on at some length in previous reviews about atmosphere.I really got into the character's head when reading The Ghost at the end of August. I enjoyed the ambience of Forever at the end of July, the list goes on: William Knight's Generation is one example, Charles Cumming's A Spy by Nature more so. The thing about atmosphere is that it engages yo
André Oliveira
Acima de tudo, conseguiu divertir-me.
-Lisedeyken Knight Online oyunundan çok çekmiştim. Yurttaki herkes gece-gündüz gözleri kan çanaklarına dönene kadar bu oyunu oynuyor, sabahtan akşama kadar bu oyundan bahsediyorlardı.
-Oyunla ilgili hiç anlamadığım terimler kullanıyor ve yine anlamadığım oyun içi videoları zor bela izlettiriyorlardı. Ben cidden bir şeye bu kadar bağımlı olunmasına karşıyım. Ben de mesela Harry Potter ve Gülhan Şen'in büyüüük hayranıyımdır ama işi asla o kadar ilerilere götürmem. İşte bu kitabı sevmememin nedenler
Anthony Small
All I could think about while reading this book was the you-tube video of the German kid freaking out while playing World of Warcraft.

I was not entirely impressed. Maybe because I had higher expectations, but it was very disappointing.

The book basically switches back and forth from reality to the world of the game.

In the reality portions, it is a typical Young Adult novel where the main characters are not as intelligent as the reader and continually make stupid decisions that no one in real life
Cintya Larasinta
Erebos adalah novel yg menyenangkan, seru, penuh misterius serta menegangkan . Saya bisa membayangkan spt apa para gamer muda, yang mungkin bisa melihat diri Nick Dunmore pemuda 15 tahun yang mempunyai mata sipit dan berambut kuncir yang begitu penasaran dg Erebos. Ya, Erebos adalah sebuah permainan menggoda dunia hingga menjadi kecanduan. Seiring waktu, perubahan kepribadian Nick semakin lama semakin berubah setelah dia bermain Erebos, dan melihat seberapa peduli teman-temannya menjadi lebih pa ...more
Hazal "Elenda"
Aslında tam 4.5 puanlık bir kitap. 0,5 puanı içerisindeki sıkıcı aşk kısımlarından kırdım. Benim gibi MMORPG hastası insanlara bu tarz kitaplar yazsınlar nerede olursa bulur okurum. Bu bir söz!
Franziska {Leben und Lesen}
Das Buch selbst ist fast so süchtigmachend wie das Spiel, um das es geht.

Obwohl die Beschreibung und Darstellung der virtuellen Welt von Erebos sehr anschaulich waren, waren die einzelnen Sequenzen, die sich ausschließlich online abspielten, ein wenig langweilig - für einen Nicht-Spieler wie mich. Was nicht bedeuten soll, dass dieses Buch nicht lesenswert ist.

Denn das ist es. Das ist es. Ab dem Zeitpunkt, in dem Nick Dunmore das Spiel endgültig verlässt, nimmt es stetig an Fahrt zu und wird span
An Nicks Londoner Schule geht eine geheimnisvolle CD um. Auch Nicks bester Freund Colin hat diese CD und verhält sich seitdem merkwürdig. Immer mehr Schüler erscheinen zeitweise nicht zum Unterricht. Als Nick endlich auch eine Kopie der CD erhält, weiß er warum: Es handelt sich um ein absolut süchtigmachendes Computerspiel. Und dieses scheint nicht nur genau zu wissen, was er tut, sondern es hat offenbar auch ein Anliegen. Das Spiel spielt stellt seinen Anhängern Aufgaben in der realen Welt und ...more
Fernando Sandoval
Último libro leído en Febrero... que excelente manera de terminar el mes.

Erebos trata de Nick un joven que comienza a jugar Erebos, un juego muy a la onda de WOW, Linage II, Skyrim, etc... la gracia del juego esta en su forma en como interactua con el jugador y nos muestra que un juego no es simplemente un juego.....

Ursula Poznanski nos relata con su libro, algo que está muy en la palestra esta última década, la adicción a los videojuegos y de como la ficción puede hacerse realidad. En mi opini
Actual rating: 4,5 stars

This book thrilled me! I couldn't stop reading and I felt as one of those Erebos' players. Which was something like an Erebosception, ha!

The premise is good, it's a fast paced read and the game/book is so damn addictive! Misterious and creepystastic at its best, it's totally grippy till the very end. I'm so glad I finally picked it up.
Nachdem ich von Seaculum total BEGEISTERT war,hab ich mir Erebos gekauft und war enttäuscht =( Mir hat Erebos gar nicht gefallen.Es war langweilig,keinerlei Spannung und ich hab mich regelrecht durchgequält.
Schade,der Klappentext klang eigentlich sehr vielversprechend.
Paulo Pires
4,1 brevemente opinião
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Born on 30 October 1968 in Vienna, Ursula Poznanski (a.k.a. Ursula P. Archer), after finishing high school, she began studying Japanese studies, journalism, law and theater.

She has worked as a medical journalist since 1996.

She has been a published book author since 2003.

She lives with her family in the south of Vienna.
Geboren am 30. Oktober 1968 in Wien. Nach
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“I withdraw my consent from reality. I deny it my assistance. I dedicate myself to the temptations of escapism, and throw myself wholeheartedly into the endlessness of unreality.” 23 likes
“Mit jedem neuen Tag verliert meine Realität an Wert. Sie ist laut und ohne Ordnung, unvorhersehbar und mühevoll.

Was kann sie denn, die Realität? Hungrig machen, durstig, unzufrieden. Sie verursacht Schmerzen, sie schlägt mit Krankheit um sich, sie gehorcht lächerlichen Gesetzen. Vor allem aber ist sie endlich. Immer führt sie zum Tod.

Was zählt und Kraft hat, sind andere Dinge: Ideen, Leidenschaften, sogar Wahnsinn. Alles, was sich über die Vernunft emporhebt.

Ich entziehe der Realität meine Zustimmung. Ich verweigere ihr meine Mithilfe. Ich verschreibe mich den Verlockungen der Weltenflucht und stürze mich mit ganzem Herzen in die Unendlichkeit des Irrealen.”
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