Author: Terry Miles
Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (If I could put more down I would)
Hints of: Ready Player One, Matrix, dare I say Doctor Who?
Warnings: I mean I had a nightmare after the first night I read it. So I’d say general anxiety about your world not being what it seems???
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 p.m. You check your email, and 44 unread messages have built up. With a shock, you realize the date is April 4—4/4. And when you get in your car to drive home, your odometer reads 44,444.
Coincidence? Or have you just seen the edge of a rabbit hole?
Ok…so…I know I get hyped about books all the time but this one blew me off my feet. I read this book in 5 hours over two days. It’s a cliche but I simply could not put the book down.
Rabbits is a fast paced, exhilarating, chess piece of a book
Im a massive fan of all things conspiracy theory. Like I collect conspiracy memorabilia. Weird hobby but i find it all so fascinating. So that’s probably first thing out the gate that drew me to Rabbits. A world where a game is set up by a mystery organization where the winner upon claiming victory becomes fabulously wealthy? Yea I’m there.
Or at least that’s how you THINK the game is at the start…
Rabbits becomes so much more the deeper you get into it. Like any good conspiracy theory a little bit of the truth makes you believe in the whole gambit. This book had a weird way, and i still don’t know how, of mentioning things that was currently happening in my life. Books I’d recently read, things i had discussed with friends, events i was thinking about. It was strange. Take for instance the line that real life “Mandela effect” that got me halfway through reading. Remember the children’s book about the family of bear that taught you morals and such? Yea it’s spelled Berenstain Bears, not Bernstein…
Honestly, what is life?!
So when Rabbits really picks up it’s stride is when you meet “The Crow”. 🚨Spoiler Alert 🚨. This guy is the antagonist and basically has figured out how to manipulate the game to his needs. We learn throughout the novel that parallel universes exist and the game is set up as a check and balance on all of the parallels. It’s a way to maintain the sacred timeline if I can be so bold as to invoke a bit of Loki here
So anyways, the crow basically uses the game as a way to manipulate the parallel universe to try to bring his dead daughter back. That’s obviously a no-no and so our protagonist of the story in the last couple of chapters have to essentially figure out a way to defeat him. This turns into an all out sprint where we relive a story that’s been told a few times during the course of the book. And it ends in my opinion in a kind of Inception esque “did they actually win or are we stuck in the dream” type way.
So yea…go read this book. And then probably go listen to the podcast. And then join me in basically creating a new religion around Rabbits!