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Rabbits

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Conspiracies abound in this surreal and yet all-too-real technothriller in which a deadly underground alternate reality game might just be altering reality itself, set in the same world as the popular Rabbits podcast.

It's an average work day. You've been wrapped up in a task, and you check the clock when you come up for air--4:44 pm. You go to check your email, and 44 unre
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: June 8th 2021 by Del Rey Books
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Dave
"Rabbits" is a book for those who couldn't get enough of the tv series Lost, the tv series Stranger Things, or Ursula Le Guin's Lathe Of Heaven. Forget it's a debut novel cause it's spectacular. It takes the world of computer gaming combines it with drifting between multiverses and throws in cults, conspiracies, blackouts, deadly fog, and coincidences that may just be more than coincidences. Is it just a game or is it about saving the world before it's too late?

One of the great things here is th
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Nicholas Eames
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm biased, because a good friend of mine wrote this book, but I loved it. Haruki Murkami meets Ready Player One! ...more
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
2.5 stars. Rabbits is a real-world, highly secretive game, with a massive prize at stake. It's been going since about 1959 (maybe much longer? no one is quite sure) and there have been ten iterations of it so far. The ability to observe and follow up on patterns in everything around you is critical, as is a knowledge of 70's and 80's tech and videogames. (Sounding a little familiar?)

Rabbits has always been an edgy and dangerous game, but now as the 11th game is starting, people are disappearing
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Shana
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, scifi
I really liked the Rabbits podcast, so I was excited to receive an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley. I was not disappointed--this book was an insane thrill ride, and I mean insane in the best way possible. If you like the podcast, you'll definitely like the book. If you're not familiar with the podcast but you're fascinated by the Mandela effect, mysterious games, weird coincidences, or the possibility of alternate realities, you'll probably like this book. Be prepared to, at times, ...more
Cathy
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-of-2021
Loved this! I have not listened to any of the podcast, but I hope this will do well when it's released. It's got gaming (Are you playing? How can you tell you're playing when the physical world is the gaming environment), conspiracies, love, quantum physics, and lots of trivia and references to 70's and 80's movies and video games. Soooo good. ...more
Brandon
Rabbits follows K., someone who has become obsessed with seeking out and discovering patterns and connections throughout their day-to-day life. A few years ago, they discovered an almost alternate reality style game played in secret amongst a select few. Very little information is available about the game, but its roots run deep in both culture and time.

K. is approached by Alan Scarpio, a somewhat reclusive billionaire believed to be one of the winners of a past iteration of Rabbits. Over a plat
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Steve
Rabbits
Book Review | 📚📚📚 4/5
Terry Miles | Del Rey | Penguin Random House

Why I was interested in this book:
First, the cover of Terry Miles‘ first novel is fantastic. And, while I don’t judge a book by its cover, a cover can easily pull me into reading the book. The publisher’s blurb was so enticing. The theme sounded great and a twisty mind-altering journey that I enjoy reading.

My assessment:
Very cool. I really enjoyed the flow of the book. Rabbits had pop culture references, sci-fi, near future
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Ellen (thereadingrendezvous)
Rabbis is an underground game, no one really knows where it comes from or when it started but one thing is known and that is that it’s dangerous! The further into the game you get the more deadly it becomes.
K our main character has been contacted by the reclusive billionaire Alan Scarpio, who is thought to have been a winner of a precious irritation of the game, to let them know that something has gone wrong with the game and that K needs to help him fix it before the 11th game begins or the wo
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Alex
Apr 08, 2021 added it
I was given an ARC copy through NetGalley in return for an honest review.

I want to start this review by saying I really wanted to love this book. It has everything I genuinely enjoy like mystery, fantasy, and science fiction elements pulled in to the real world. I love the podcast Tanis and Rabbits, so when I saw there was a book coming out, I was ready to immerse myself in to the world even further. However, there was some things that took me out of the book.

I'll start with the positives:

I love
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Amanda McHugh
Apr 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'm not a conspiracy theorist, nor do I take much stock in overarching mysteries that span governments and continents, but I do find them intriguing. So, when I read the summary for Rabbits, my interest was piqued and I quickly dove in.

Based on the popular podcast, Rabbits follows K as he tries to navigate his way through a cryptic underground game known as Rabbits. There are rules to follow. Players are anonymous, but in order to win the game, participants have to find connections--seemingly r
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Jen
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Coincidences and discrepancies play a large part in a secretive game played by dedicated and observant people in Rabbits by Terry Miles that might make you question reality.

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When you notice the same number or image repeatedly in a short span of time you may think it’s just a coincidence, but what if it was actually the beginning of a larger rabbit hole for you to explore? As early as the late 1950s, an
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Stephanie
Mar 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Honey
Apr 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hooked
This book has got to be one of the most mind-bending things that I have ever read.

It's hard to describe what it's about because there's so much to the entire story but I'll do my best. 

It's about a man named K, who has been obsessed with a secret underground game that you're not allowed to talk about called Rabbitts. The game itself is mainly based on the following of discrepancies, solving one mystery after another until you win. 

K is visited by a famous billionaire who was the supposed winner
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BookgirlonGoodreads
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rabbits is the type of book that comes along only once in awhile and stands out from the herd (terrible pun!) It defies genre, or perhaps mashes genres. It's sci-fi in that it deals with technology, but it's not futuristic. It's fantasy because it's, well, fantastic! But it's set right here in the Pacific Northwest. It's billed as a thriller - definitely! It's a thrilling roller coaster ride of a read. I personally think it’s also a horror story. There were some downright deliciously scary and c ...more
Jena Henry
Mar 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
I will be sharing my review on June 8, 2021 at https://www.jenabooks.com/category/pr...


“Win the game, save the world.” “Rabbits” is a conspiracy technothriller that throws the reader into the universe of underground computer gaming and culture. This game isn’t “Call of Duty” or “World of Warcraft”. Rabbits the game is an alternate reality game that is played in the real world.

“Rabbits” the book is a spin-off of the hit “Rabbits” podcast, both of which were created by Terry Miles. The podcast do
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Cmadler
Apr 16, 2021 rated it liked it
For about the first half or two-thirds of Rabbits I really enjoyed it. I thought that here was a novel like Ready Player One but less reliant on pop culture references. I also thought it seemed like a science fiction version of Foucault's Pendulum although lacking Umberto Eco's brilliant prose. (Seriously, if Miles wrote one more "Then something really strange happened" I might have thrown my kindle out the window.) A reference to Italo Calvino sent me checking the start of each chapter for an a ...more
Shauna O'Halloran
Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for giving me an eArc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Play the game, save the world.
No pressure, right?

Well, if it’s as hard as understanding this book then we’re all doomed!
Rabbits follows K, a self confessed gaming nerd who is obsessed with an underground, real-world puzzle game commonly known as Rabbits. The idea behind this book was really unique and its what made me want to read this book. I really enjoyed the references throughout, as so
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Carvanz
I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole various times in my life, but never anything like this!

This is a fast paced story with twists and turns that had me turning the pages without pause. It was like pulling a thread on a sweater and watching it continue to unravel as it led me from one clue to another, each one more bizarre and fascinating. I was completely captivated by everything in this story.


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There were a few times I was lost due to the more scientific information that was being revealed. My mind
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Ashley
Mar 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2021
I wasn’t familiar with the podcast, but I couldn’t resist reading the Rabbits book as soon as I read the synopsis. As a bit of a conspiracy nut, I can’t help but love a compulsive read like this one. This story was like Stranger Things, Ready Player One, The Adjustment Bureau, and Conspiracy Theory (Mel Gibson) intertwined. It certainly held my interest and I couldn’t wait to see how this underground alternate reality-style game would play out.

There were a lot of variables at play here and the
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Bibiana Krall
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rabbits by Terry Miles reads like a nostalgic throwback to my arcade and skate boarding days in the 80s.

Anyone who remembers (like I do and I was an active player) when Dungeons & Dragons was played for real in abandoned buildings and on city streets would certainly enjoy the return to the days when a coincidence could actually be a sign that you’ve been chosen or someone or some thing from the multi-verse has you tagged for finding treasure, magic or destruction.

It wasn’t a game to us, it was
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Lee-Ann
I was given an ARC copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

A solid 3.5 stars.

Tales about the multiverse, alternate dimensions of time, parallel existences - are all absolutely FASCINATING to me. This book reminds me of the early works of Blake Crouch. It has that breakneck, frantic, crazy sci-fi fantasy vibe about it, and this is a complement because Crouch is one of my all time favs!

What I enjoyed about Rabbits:
*The concept...an underground game with secretive players looking for pat
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Petra
Mar 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
The title of the song playing on the radio is a combination of the name of the restaurant you're walking past followed by the name of the street you're walking on. Or maybe you receive two wrong number calls four minutes and forty-four seconds apart. And maybe those two numbers are identical except for the area code, or maybe the numbers are completely different but the two unrelated callers have the exact same name.

Is it just a coincidence? Or is it Rabbits?
We start the book when the eleventh i
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Margaret Schoen
Apr 12, 2021 rated it liked it
This is a review of an ARC from Edelweiss.

K. is obsessed by Rabbits - an alternate reality game that takes place in the real world, online, and maybe...other worlds. He and his friend Chloe have been tracking down clues, exploring arcana, and unlocking secrets of the game, so mysterious no one knows who created it (the CIA? NSA? aliens?) or why it's there. But now, things have taken a dark turn, players are disappearing, and K gets warned to stay away from Rabbits for his own good.

So this book
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deep
Feb 22, 2021 marked it as to-read
PW Starred: " Seemingly benign coincidences become clues to a mind-bending scavenger hunt in Miles’s outstanding debut technothriller, set in the world of his podcast of the same name. Protagonist K’s first experience with the underground, alternate reality game known as Rabbits resulted in a friend’s death—and nearly his own as well. But when his parents died soon thereafter, gaming became his escape, and Rabbits his obsession. The game, which is shrouded in secrecy, sends players chasing after ...more
Jill Elizabeth
Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just, wow. Seriously. I loved this one so much! It was in insanely wild and trippy ride through coincidence, gaming, and conspiracy theory. Most of those are not normally areas I find fascinating, but the blend here is brilliant. The writing is engaging and alternates between crisp and meandering , each exactly when it needs to be to fit the circumstances of the story.

There isn't a lot you can say that will capture the essence of the story - it's too interwoven and involved for simple expl
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Amy Moreno
Mar 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
I tore this book with a reckless abandon I have not experienced in a long time. I seriously found myself calculating how long I could ACTUALLY go without sleeping, moving, blinking... And I can honestly say I had ZERO clue how to even begin to guess the ending before it happened. "K" is your average underachieving gaming slacker with a minor obsession with an underground game that may or may not exist. You can't talk about it, you don't even know you are playing it, and playing the game that may ...more
Kim McGee
Apr 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Elite gamers have heard rumors of the secretive game "Rabbits" but few know more than a bit of gossip. K knows enough to give presentations about the game, theories and previous winners but he has not found a way to play it until now. Since childhood K has been sensitive to things, has a razor sharp mind for detail and tends to have blackouts often but it is only after a meeting with an eccentric billionaire (a previous Rabbits winner) that K gets drawn into the rabbit hole. The billionaire is m ...more
Heather L
Mar 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a good book, I found it to be a bit all over as far as plot development, but overall it was good. I had a Ready Player One vibe at the beginning, but that went away about a third of the way through. We meet K, a gamer who is playing an underground game referred to as Rabbits, the first rule of Rabbits is you don't talk about it. Rabbits is played by following a series of obscure clues to the end. Though the end of the game is not something that you can follow on a webpage, the search fo ...more
Beth
Mar 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, arc
I commented when I started this book that it seemed like it was going to be "crazypants," but it actually missed that mark. It ignored crazypants, sailed past "crazywardrobe," and landed right in the middle of an entire crazy department store. But that is exactly what made this book so enjoyable to read!

It hit a lot of triggers for me - that 80's and 90's nostalgia (FAR more deftly handled than Ready Player One!); weird conspiracy theories about coincidences (no joke - just as I turned the page
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Jennifer
Apr 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is based in a world created by the author in his podcast of the same name. If you are familiar with it then you will likely enjoy this book. If not, you may still enjoy it, possibly to the point of subscribing to the podcast. Or not. Because it’s kinda weird.

“Rabbits” is an amalgam of stream of consciousness, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller. You have to be paying attention all the time or you’ll miss a crucial detail. There are many references to pop culture, both past and prese
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