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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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
R.S. Carter
4.5 Stars.

Imagine being handed a blank CD case. Your friend tells you it's a game - but there are rules. You must always be alone when you play and you can never, ever tell anyone about the game. It's called Erebos.

The game is fantastic and all you want to do is level up and get better. It deprives you of your sleep and tricks you into spending all of your time in Erebos. That's pretty normal when a game is good. But this game, this one is different. It seems to know things about you, it seems t
Carla Helena
Esté libro me gustó mucho, nunca había leído un libro con esta temática, por lo que me sorprendió. Yo no soy muy fan de jugar estos juegos de ordenador, por lo que pense que me aburriría, pero el libro al igual que el juego dentro del libro es adictivo. Si bien a veces lo encontré algo extenso, y por eso no le puse las 5 estrellas, para mi tiene 4, 7.

Vale, para los que no entienden muy bien de que va aquí les habló de el.

Erebos es un juego de computador, que de un día para otro todo el mundo se
Málokdy člověk narazí na knížku, kterou prostě nejde dát z ruky a přečtete jí jedním dechem. Erebos je přesně ten případ. Byť knížka patří do kategorie Young Adult a má trochu delší rozjezd, stojí za to! Má spád, geniální stupňování napětí i dávek informací, originální zápletku, v podstatě "dvojité" vyústění příběhu vám vyrazí dech.

Vše sledujete z pohledu Nicka Dunmorea, studenta londýnského gymnázia, na jehož půdě se začne šířit skrz předávky kopírovaných DVD neznámá, ale o to víc fascinující h
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I read the English translation of this book although translation is the wrong word. Adaptation perhaps since it takes place in London England in this version.
Nick is invited to play a secretive game online that has been making the rounds in his school. No one is talking about it but it is fairly easy to see who has the game. They come into school exhausted or skip altogether and this silence just makes the game more enticing. As Nick gets caught up in the adventures, they affect his life in odd
Kelly Truelove
Aug 18, 2013 Kelly Truelove rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoyes fantasy, gaming, urban fantasy, or an engaging story
"Stay a While, and Listen"

I was super impressed by this book. I thought I had found a treasure when I was reading the Feyland trilogy, but this was even better. I haven't had much luck finding books about gaming or virtual reality scenarios that don't follow a real-life game, like Diablo or World of Warcraft. I wonder if I'm looking in the wrong places or if this type of book is really that rare of a commodity.

Erebos was filled with references to gaming, literary fancy and mythology. This was o
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
An einer Londoner Schule grassiert ein Computerspiel, doch die Regeln dieses Spiels greifen auch in die reale Welt ein und so verändern sich die Spieler schnell. Immer mehr Teens fehlen in der Schule und verbringen ihre Freizeit nur noch am PC. Freundschaften zerbrechen und die Spieler schotten sich ab, leben nur noch für Erebos und würden alles machen um ein Level höher steigen zu dürfen.
Nick will wissen, was Erebos für ein Spiel ist, doch schnell wird er auch zu einer Marionette des Spiels und
Erebos starts on an normal note: highschooler Nick is trudging his way through the school day, when he notices something odd - kids are passing around a mysterious DVD, but none of the recipients or deliverers are talking about what it is. Intrigued, Nick investigates, and eventually himself gets a copy of the amazing game that's been going around - Erebos, the most fantastic and new multiplayer online first-person game.

But Erebos is no ordinary game. Because as Nick and other players are drawn
Kitap başlarda bu tür oyunlardan hoşlaşmamam ve karakterimizinde bir oyun bağımlısı olmasından dolayı beni biraz boğmuştu. Ama yine de kitap sizi içine çekiyor.

Nick, özellikle oyunu bırakıp da doğru yolu bulduktan sonra seni bir başka sevdim. Çok efendi, temiz kalpli ve yardımsever bir insansın. Ayrıca ensende bir kuzgun dövmesi var. Sevdiğim karakterler arasına girmeyi başardın.

Nick, en yakın arkadaşının garip davranışlarıyla bazı şeylerden şüphelenmeye başlar, ayrıca garip davranışlarda bulun
erebos bitti! :D
öncelikle yazarın önünde eğiliyorum bu derece okunabilir ve eğlenceli bir bilgisayar oyunu tasarlayıp bunu edebi şekiilde sunmak zor iş :Dgerçekten böyle bir oyun olsada oynasam dedim :D
arena dövüşleri,oyundaki mitolojik unsurlar,ırklar ...sanal dünya hiç bu kadar ilginç olmamıştı :D Bir ara knight online oynamıştım ama kesinlikle erebosla yarışabilicek bir oyundeğil,sizinle konuşmuyor :D
Kitap bittikten sonra aklıma gelen ilk düşünce hani bunun devamı oldu. Nick ve Emily i biraz
Erst habe ich dem Buch nur 3 Sterne gegeben, doch dann habe ich mich doch noch für 4 Sterne entschieden.
Es handelt sich um ein Computerspiel, das in der Schule ständig weiter gereicht wird und somit immer mehr an Spieler dazu gewinnt. Dieses Computerspiel zieht seine Spieler in seinen Bann und greift durch Aufträge an seine Spieler in die Realität über. Dadurch entsteht eine Welle von Geheimnissen und Aufträgen.
Diese Idee von Ursula Pozbanski finde ich sehr interessant, da dieses Computerspiel j
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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.” 19 likes
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