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Eerie, absurd, and drove an unrelenting morbid curiosity about its world that made it hard for me to put down. By the end I was left with a lingering unease and even more lingering questions that I continue to percolate over. I hope this is not the last story we hear about the Room and its (un)fortunate passersby. – Amazon Review
Deep in the woods, a warren is preyed upon by a beast known as Jack. As the rabbits struggle to combat their newest foe, a stranger arrives unlocking a secret buried beneath the earth.
“Guise presents a dark, fantastical novel of rabbits in trouble.
In a series of short chapters, the book tells the tale of a ferocious beast called a Jack that will seemingly kill and eat anything, though it seems to have set its sights on taking down rabbits left and right. The sophisticated, humanlike bunnies have their own complex community, including law enforcement and even a local diner. (Many have a fondness for coffee.)
… the overall tone is always distinctly and engagingly troubling, and it’s always clear that none of the characters are ever truly safe. These are rabbits, after all, even if they will sentence a murderer to death if they deem it necessary.
Overall, the work feels more akin to the TV show Twin Peaks than Richard Adams’ Watership Down (1972), and from the darkness and the bloodshed stem some potent observations, as when one evil is “concealed by a cloak of deliciousness” at a town celebration.
A bizarre and enthralling story of dangers that lurk in the woods.” – Kirkus Reviews