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Erebos

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  9,250 Ratings  ·  1,119 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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Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gamers
Recommended to Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* by: Elora Mitchell
12Feb16 update: Ha! The copy I ordered from Thriftbooks (because I NEEDED it) turns out to be an ARC. Not sure whether to be tickled about this or not.

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Hidden Gem buddy read with YA & Beyond

4.5 stars, rounded up because I'm on such a book high right now that it's ridiculous.

I wasn't overly keen on this in the beginning; the writing came off as stilted, I assume from translation, and things aren't always consistent -- it's set in London and yet the characters say things like "sixth g
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Jo
Mar 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Scarlet Cameo
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rc-17
Lectura con el grupo 221 b Baker street

"Erebos es un juego. Te recompensa, te habla, te amenaza, te observa, te castiga"

Este libro me engañó y lo hizo como solo los YA lo han hecho: dándome una premisa que suena bastante buena, y luego tirándola hacia abajo con un desarrollo aburrido y unos personajes tan escuetos que apenas si hoy día recuerdo el nombre del protagonistas.

Yo no soy gamer, dependiendo del juego me encanta ver como juegan las personas y me entretengo esporádicamente con videojue
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Miljana
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
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
Nikoleta
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
Catie
Mar 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Catie by: Janina
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
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Janina
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
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José
Feb 04, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Abandonado en la página 133.

Qué libro más aburrido. Para leer una descripción de un videojuego prefiero ver un video en Youtube o yo mismo me pongo a jugar a un RPG. Dice que es un libro de terror y no pasó absolutamente NADA siniestro en más de 100 páginas, solo el pelotudo del protagonista jugando a un juego de rol en línea (además se nota que el autor no tiene la más puta idea de cómo son porque Erebos es cualquiera).

Es como una versión aburrida de Ready Player One.
Elisabeth
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was für eine großartige Idee für ein Buch! Ich habe etwa die ersten 2/3 so gesuchtet, weil es so toll beschrieben war und mir die Atmosphäre und unser Protagonist echt gut gefallen haben. Einen Abzug gibt es, weil es manchmal kleine Unklarheiten gab und das Ende mir nicht ganz gepasst hat. Allerdings finde ich das Buch sehr besonders, lesenswert und ziemlich gut recherchiert.
Camila
Feb 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Un fan de los gameplays para ciegos
Al fin terminé esta cosa.

Cabe decir que la historia es original y muy interesante pero no lo supo llevar a cabo.

1. Los personajes son totalmente sosos, el único que se salva un poco es Jaime pero tampoco sale mucho que digamos.

2. La narración del juego es aburrida, parece que estás escuchando un youtuber y en ningún momento le da emoción ni siquiera cuando el personaje principal pelea o está al borde de la muerte. Creo que si hubiera optado por sumergirse en el mundo y darle un enfoque más del
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Ece Sayin
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yunan mitolojisi + Yapay zekaya sahip bir bilgisayar oyunu + oldukça iyi kurgulanmış bir olay örgüsü. Kitaba 5 yıldız vermekten başka çarem yoktu, aksi haksızlık olurdu.
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.
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Nick took advantage of his friend's change of mood and asked one last question. "Has the game ever actually crashed on you?"

Now Colin laughed. "Crashed? No. But I know what you mean. ... Sometimes ... it just doesn't want to work. It waits. It tests you. Know what, Nick? Sometimes I think it's alive."


Erebos is a frightening sci-fi thriller about a highly-addicting game that knows too much. Teenagers start swapping pirated copies of the game around school, which is how it falls into the hands o
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Yv
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow, gewoon wow! Wat een tof en vooral ook origineel boek was dit!
De titel klinkt echt duf en saai en is allesbehalve aantrekkelijk. Maar geloof me; geef het een kansje!

In het eerste hoofdstuk leer je alle personages/spelers kennen en dat maakt het wat rommelig, maar vanaf het tweede hoofdstuk werd het allemaal wat gemoedelijker en rustiger (raar uit te leggen, want het verhaal zelf werd helemaal niet rustiger haha) en zat ik ín het boek tot de laatste bladzijde. Ik kon het boek echt nauwelijks
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Damla
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, deutsch
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
Ms. Smartarse
This book has been translated into English, with the same title: Erebos.

Despite my promise not to read any more young-adult German books (too soon), I ended up giving Erebos a shot anyway. It turned out to be surprisingly addictive! I felt akin to the main character, all excited to discover the world of his computer game, ready to take on any dragon.

Nick is a 16-year-old high school student and one of the cool kids. On his way to becoming a doctor ( provided he survives his Chemistry classes), p
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Eilonwy

4-1/2 stars.

I really enjoyed this! I'll try to write a proper review later, but I can see why this was a bestseller in Europe. The book is just as addictive as the title game -- fast-paced, exciting, slightly creepy, and very suspenseful as MC Nick tries to both win the game and figure out what it's connection to the real world is. Definitely recommended!
Michelle
Mar 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Maria
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestado
Um livro diferente, que decorre como um jogo de computador, que parece ter vida própria. Achei diferente do que já tinha lido até agora e bastante interessante, apesar de o final não ser lá muito emocionante, um pouco morno mesmo, acho que nesse sentido esperava mais. Mas no geral, gostei bastante
Yelania Nightwalker
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
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Βεατρίκη Π.
Διαβάζοντας αυτό το βιβλίο,αναπόλησα την παιδική-εφηβική μου ηλικία. Πόσες ξέγνοιαστες,ανέμελες στιγμές, πέρασαν από μπροστά μου... Νιώθω τυχερή που ως παιδί και έφηβος μεγάλωσα σε μια δεκαετία όπου η τεχνολογία-και ότι συνεπάγεται αυτής- δεν επηρέασε την καθημερινότητα μου και πράγματι ήμουν μια κλασική έφηβη. Που όλα προστέθηκαν στη ζωή μου σε πολύ φυσιολογικούς ρυθμούς-κινητό(το πρώτο μου ήταν μια ογκωδέστατη μπακατελοπαντόφλα), nintendo(και όχι playstation,ούτε το-πως λέγεται-πόκεμον κάτι,όπ ...more
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
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Merve
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of be.Özellikle son sayfalar neydi öyle?

Kitap normalde okuduklarımdan çok farklıydı ve bu farklılık bende başka türlere yönelim de yarattı ama... Bundan sonra romantik bir şeyler gider sanki?

Eğer erebos gerçek olsaydı, ben kendimi oyuna adayan bir gerizekalı olurdum arkadaşlar fakat sizi bilemem, okuyup öğrenin!
Aleshanee
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, jugendbuch
Klappentext

In einer Londoner Schule wird ein Computerspiel herumgereicht – Erebos. Wer es startet, kommt nicht mehr davon los. Dabei sind die Regeln äußerst streng: Jeder hat nur eine Chance. Er darf mit niemandem darüber reden und muss immer allein spielen. Und wer gegen die Regeln verstößt oder seine Aufgaben nicht erfüllt, fliegt raus und kann Erebos auch nicht mehr starten.
Erebos lässt Fiktion und Wirklichkeit auf irritierende Weise verschwimmen: Die Aufgaben, die das Spiel stellt, müssen in
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Steffi
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Marky
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Dobré to bylo :)
Příjemné počtení s docela dobrou zápletkou, ale ne moc děsivé. I když počítačové hry nehraju, vážně mě bavilo tohle číst... A není to moc podobné Stačí jen chtít, za to jsem vážně ráda.
Doporučuju pro čtenáře 13-15 let, být mladší, užiju si to víc.
4/5*

https://marky-books.blogspot.cz/2017/...
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Σύμφωνα με τον Ησίοδο ο Έρεβος προήλθε από το Χάος και τη Γαία (τηv γήινη ύλη) με τη μεσολάβηση του Έρωτα. Συμβολίζει την σιωπή και το βάθος της νύχτας. Μαζί με την αδελφή του τη Νύχτα, πάλι με τη μεσολάβηση του Έρωτα, δημιούργησε τον Αιθέρα, το Φως του Ουρανού και την Ημέρα. Ανήκει στην δεύτερη γενιά της Δημιουργίας του Κόσμου.

Κατά άλλους ο Έρεβος προήλθε από τον Χρόνο και την Αδράστεια - Ανάγκη.
Εικονίζεται σαν φτερωτό, σκοτεινό και τεράστιο ον, δίδυμο της Νύχτας.
Ως τόπος, Έρεβος ονομάζεται (κα
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Astrid
1.5 / 5 Sternen.

Was eine Qual.
Den halben Stern dazu gibt es nur, weil ich die Grundidee dahinter wirklich spannend fand, aber die Umsetzung hat an allen Stellen gefehlt. Wie man so viele Seiten mit so vielen nutzlosen Infos füllen kann, das ist mir schleierhaft.
Angela
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
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Katy
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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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.
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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.” 26 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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