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Wild Hare

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  13 reviews

" Wild Hare is a fast paced work of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction penned by author Laura Koerber. Combining such varied concepts as fantasy and magic with climate change and political domination is no mean feat, but the plot of this adventurous tale does just that," Readers' Favorites

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Published June 14th 2019 by Who Chains You
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Danielle Jaussaud
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wild Hare is a clever parody of the society we live in. The visitor to the small town of Bear Lake is greeted by a billboard that reads “REPORT ILLEGAL ALIENS;” the town’s police has been privatized and is now run by militia strongmen, who, by the way, also run the town’s gun shop; the corrupt congressman and his two Russian guests have investments in Lake Bear Resort, a development suspected of being a front for money laundering. Exaggerated, yes, but unmistakably mimicking today’s political ...more
Robert Brown
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rarely do I worry how well a story is going to unfold. Either it will be a good story, or it won’t. With Laura Koerber’s Wild Hare, that wasn’t the case. I loved how it was developing and feared Koerber, like a long-distance runner, would eventually stumble and wander off course. With each turn of page, I pleaded Laura, “don’t screw up, don’t screw up.”

I was worried because narrator Bob Fallon, half wood fairy (of the Hare clan) and half human, was oozing endearing characteristics. He was
John G. Stevens
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sharp, realistic characters. A believable near future. (minus the fairies)

The thing that first struck me in this book was this feeling of "Oh! I know people exactly like that." At a few times, this changed to "Ugh... I know too many people like that..." Which I think is a credit to the author for making such realistic characters, even if it's in a fictional near-future. (with magic!)

Besides character, the world-building here is solid. I got a distinct picture of just how trashed everything was,
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
An intriguing, nuanced blend of magic, nature, and politics.
J.P. Willson
Sep 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I have read many of Ms. Koerber works and enjoyed them all in their own way. Each tends to take on a life of it's own, some more so than others. Although 'Wild Hare' did not hold my interest as much as others I have perused, it still contained one of the things I like most about this author's work. That of the descriptive abilities of this writer. She indeed has the knack, the talent to paint a picture with her words. A talent many writers are lacking in.
Well worth a look.
Fallacious Rose
I loved this book. The story revolves around a half-breed forest fairy, Bobby Fallon, who uses his limited magical powers to con shopkeepers into letting him walk out with extra fags and toilet roll. Bobby hangs out in the woods with a selection of tramps and full blood fairies, but beyond their carefully guarded refuge,America has become a Trumpian nightmare, embodied by the slogan 'Make Your Own Happiness!'. When Bobby's friend Arne is locked up for non-payment of fines in a seemingly ...more
Willow Thomson
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wild tale of flawed characters, magic and truth

I loved this book. I honestly could not stop reading it and that is a rarity for me these days. I liked the flawed main character with his half magic nature and the quirky cast of secondary characters.

The destruction of the natural world is ever present in my mind so the bigger theme of the story resonated with me. The descriptions were beautiful. I could picture the abandoned resort, smell the air and feel the turn of the seasons in the
T.M. Raskin
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I have to be honest, it was difficult for me to read this book. The main character’s pessimistic attitude weighed on me heavily. I understood that his surroundings were dismal at best but what happened to look at the bright side. The timeline of the book felt antagonistic like groundhogs day. I did however appreciate the consciousness of the state of the world and the people who govern it.
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
Book Review: Wild Hare
Author: Laura Koerber
Publisher: BooksGoSocial
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Review Date: July 30, 2019

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the blurb:
“...Yeah, I’m half-human, half-forest spirit from the wild hare clan—what anthropologists call a trickster—and I live by the wild hare code of “feed, fight, fornicate”; except that’s using the nice word for it.”

This was an absolutely and unexpectedly delightful book. It’s the
Grant Leishman
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Reviewed For Readers' Favorite by Grant Leishman

Wild Hare was certainly something different in the reading genre from my perspective. Author Laura Koerber has brought us a tale of fairies and other magical creatures but they are far removed from the usual fairies and fae of fantasy novels. These fairies and half-fairies are, it seems, just normal characters trying to survive in a world gone crazy. Like the animals, the fairies have seen their world and their habitat shrink over the generations
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
It was sad to read of the destruction of the fires and even sadder to know that Bobby and Sally's still untouched forest probably won't survive for much longer. The author did a really nice job of describing the very special place. The book is an interesting mix of a created but also very relatable world peopled with interesting characters. It made me think of the future that is headed their way--and our way if changes aren't made and soon. Bobby is a flawed half human and he lets that get away ...more
Paigelauren Forrester

Good but Disappointing.

The blurb to this story had me all excited but the actual story was a let down. It was a good story line but it didn’t scream at me like the blurb did.
I think this book would be better suited for someone else, I did enjoy parts of it but it kinda fell flat when it came down to it.
Thank you to Netgalley/Laura Koerber/BookBuzz for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Laura Koerber
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-book
The five stars are not from me! They are from K.C. Finn at Readers's Favorites. Here's the review: Wild Hare is a fast paced work of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction penned by author Laura Koerber. Combining such varied concepts as fantasy and magic with climate change and political domination is no mean feat, but the plot of this adventurous tale does just that. The central character is Bobby Fallon, an acerbic petty criminal who happens to be part forest fairy. Attached to the Wild Hare clan ...more
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