Cager has been transported to the Tennessee, a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon that his dad owns, by Billy and Rowan to help him shake his Woz addiction. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic, and the Earth becomes a toxic wasteland, the boys have to wonder if theyll be stranded alone in space forever....
|Title||:||Rabbit & Robot|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||448 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Rabbit & Robot Reviews
It's been a bit since I read an Andrew Smith novel, and after picking up this ARC at work (luckily a second one came; someone else took the first one before I could), I'm pretty glad I took another chance on his latest.
The story here is more cohesive than The Alex Crow and the Marbury Lens duology, and it feels more meta-humorous than Grasshopper Jungle. That same meta-humor might get the book in trouble with certain online types because Smith has stated that a lot of the cannibalistic chaos of ...more
There needs to be an Andrew Smith shelf because he is inimitable.
4.5 stars. There is always so much happening in Smith's books that I never really know where to begin. Cager is kidnapped by his best friend Billy and caretaker Rowan to his father's spaceship in an attempt to get him clean off of a drug called Woz. Just in time, too, as Earth has destroyed itself with its thirtieth world war. The Tennessee is full of robots of both humanoid and animal protoypes, & there's only a human count of five in the solar system. This absurdly uproarious space adventu...more
Having read previous Andrew Smith books, I knew that sometimes it takes a while to get into the world (eg, Grasshopper Jungle) but this? Trying to fgure out when and where things were, who Rabbit and Robot and Billy were, why there were so many wars on Earth and what Woz was took far too long for me and at 25%, I just gave up.
eARC provided by publisher.
This is a hard book to rate because it's sooooo far out there...Kurt Vonnegut on acid times 10. There is a ton of social commentary that is still revealing itself to me and it will probably take me a long time to wrap my head around it all. But even though there is SO much crazy shit going on in this book, you can't help caring about the humans (and the cogs), and the haunting lines of Wallace Stevens' "Anecdote of the Jar" will stick with me for a long time...
"It took dominion everywhere.
The j ...more
I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this before. A casual writing style, semi-unreliable narrator, and ambiguous ending don't normally seem to mesh well, but Smith did a great job. I really felt compelled by the central question of what exactly it means to be human.
Last weekend we were in New Orleans to celebrate my husband’s dad’s birthday. Coincidentally, ALA was also going on at the same time and I kept thinking maybe I’d run into some of my library people while about town, but I never did.
THANKFULLY, however, my husband did happen to run into Andrew Smith in the airport as we were waiting to fly home, and, being approximately a billion times less socially awkward than I am, he apparently actually managed to say coherent words in Smith’s presence and a ...more
I like Andrew's crazy so count me in.
And that's a badass cover.