Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith

Rabbit & Robot

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 they’ll be stranded alone in space forever.

Details Rabbit & Robot

TitleRabbit & Robot
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction

Reviews Rabbit & Robot

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    There are so many things going on in this book that I I'm going to need some time to think about them before I can write a coherent review. This book is more than inappropriate erections and day-of-the-week underwear and cannibal robots. It is, to me, an indictment of the single-mindedness of our social media culture, a discussion about the future, and a peek into who we are and who we might become. I'm not sure I agree with R&R's worldview, but ...
  • MissBecka
    Thank you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for this DRC!This book was absolutely ridiculous.It was like breeding the space opera genre with Beavis and Butt-Head to make some weird and funny book baby. Somehow that strange mashup worked extremely well.P.S."Tigers are dicks."
  • Lara
    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...
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    This was truly one of the weirdest books I've ever read...and I loved it.Cheepa yeep!Stay tuned for a full review coming soon!
  • Catie
    I kept waiting for some deeper meaning to appear underneath the drug haze, gallons of robot mucus, erections, and mood swings, and I was ultimately disappointed. Certainly there are messages here about consumerism and the sort of "us vs. them" closed-minded ignorance that humans seem to specialize in, but it wasn't enough for me. I wanted the ending to reveal its cards with a punch to the gut, but instead I was left confused and muttering..."Well...
  • I.
    Amazing and disgusting and one of my favorite books of all time
  • The Bookish Austin
    First of all, a friend won this as a Goodreads Giveaway. I'm providing an honest review of it. Secondly, that's some pretty BA cover art. Third, I'm going to say that this book is just Andrew Smith. It's wacky, it's full of teenagers being teenagers, has a talking giraffe, and even has some deep ideas about what makes humans human. :) Check out a more in-depth review here: https://thebookishaustin.tumblr.com/p...
  • Billie
    It's been three years or thereabouts since The Alex Crow and it feels longer because I am not patient when it comes to books. So, as soon as I knew ARCs were available for this one, I let the begging commence. Okay, i sent one e-mail to my sales rep, but it was really, really pathetically beg-y.Was it worth the wait? Very much yes.It's...ridiculous, but please don't imagine that I mean that as a dig. It is, after all, a book about cannibalistic r...
  • Kristen
    Edelweiss provided me a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Andrew Smith's realistic fiction books are among some of my favorites...Winger and Stand-Off, 100 Sideways Miles, Stick. I haven't read much of his science-fiction--other than Grasshopper Jungle, which was raunchy and hilarious and brilliant...reminiscent of Vonnegut, but with more horny teenagers--but I know it's usually out-there and not for everyone.Rabbit & Robot is def...
  • B220
    This book is ridiculously hilarious on so many levels. The premise, Cager and Billy get on the spaceship the Tennessee as 30+ concurrent wars are occurring involving the United States. Along with the caretaker Rowan, they believe they are the only humans on the ship until Cager's extra-sensitive nose detects other humans-females!The ship is manned by Cogs, humanoid machines that each have one dominating emotion (extreme elation, outrage, hornines...
  • KristynRene The Hype Queen of Books
    Edelweiss granted me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. And honest is what I shall offer you.Count em up, 19 “fucks” in the first 2 Chapters. Are you trying to be Andy Weir? Because if you are, you are coming off as FUCKING ANNOYING. Use profanity when it is necessary. Not because you want to sound ironic, cynical, and relatable. Ew. Absolute failure. I never read Winger because it didn’t interest me in the slightest. Now I will off...
  • Lisa
    This was such a weird book. That's not a bad thing, in this case. Throughout all of the random weirdness it never loses sight of the story the author is trying to tell, or the themes being expressed. Also, I like weird. Especially the kind of weird that makes you laugh in shock and mutter 'wtf is happening???' while reading. This book is not just a good read--this book is an experience.First, another bit of recap because the summary really doesn'...
  • Laura
    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.
  • Sya
    Insane, exhilarating, and moving, Smith's latest jar upon a hill maintains the standard set by his previous titles and is a must read for anyone looking for a truly unique take on what makes us human and whether it matters.
  • Ricky
    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 ha...
  • Andy
    I was fortunate enough to get an ARC of Rabbit & Robot and I will just say... WOW. I was just blown away by the story, the characters, the humor, the messaging, the philosophy, etc. The whole concept is pretty genius and the way that Smith creates a plot, conflict, and tension, well, the dude's a masterful writer, a genius of YA lit and lit just in general. I know that Smith has been compared to Vonnegut previously and I am always looking for tho...
  • Brandie
    ***Received from a Goodreads Giveaway***And, Billy, if you’re out there, text me.A silly story with not much meat on it. I could see this being turned into a regular show for Adult Swim on The Cartoon Network with all the erections, farting robots, drug use/abuse, and the suspension of belief in a spaceship not having some type of way to communicate with each other aboard ship, no spacesuits, and with all people of earth being either coders or ...
  • Pam Schwenn
    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...
  • Andrew
    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 ...
  • Caleb James
    This was such an amazing book. I can't even begin to explain how Andrew Smith has done is yet again. Read it. Seriously.
  • Tara
    Cager is taken aboard a nearly unmanned spaceship by his best friend to help rehabilitate him from his drug addiction. I love how Cager approaches problems with his rich boy naïveté while also being open minded. Insane cogs (robots) run the ship and make the humans uncomfortable with their lack of tact. This one isn’t for everyone with its strong language and crude humor. However, the world building is unique, with Smith’s signature humor a...
  • James Wilcox
    I was fortunate enough to acquire an advance copy of Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith thanks to Edelweiss and the fine people at Simon & Schuster.A brief, non-spoiler review: The book is funny, crass, inventive, and a little bit insane. Pretty much par for the course for Smith. But the point of this brief opening paragraph is: if you've read Smith's other works (particularly Grasshopper Jungle or The Alex Crow) and weren't absolutely in love with t...
  • Kate Schreffler
    Incredibly strange as only Andrew Smith can be. I'll be thinking about it for a long time, and I'm sure I'll have more of an opinion on it once I figure out exactly what I just read.
  • Erin Quinn
    Andrew Smith takes us on another wild ride through a futuristic version of humanity, where anthropomorphic robots called cogs do most jobs considered beneath humans. Two jobs are available to humans: soldier, to fight in the 30 world wars that have taken over Earth, or coder, to make more cogs. Unfortunately, both these two things have gotten rather out of hand, with the 30th world war destroying the planet, and a superior race of blue aliens fee...
  • Matt Miller
    Teenager Cager (rich, spoiled, virgin) and his best friend Billy (rich, spoiled, not a virgin), along with Cager’s caretaker, become marooned on a giant space cruise ship while the apocalypse takes place on earth. With no other humans on board, their only company are cogs (mechanical humans and animals), including Parker, Cager’s robotic valet, who sports a near constant erection that he feels compelled to announce to the world whenever it oc...
  • Aoife
    I'm really not sure how to rate this. I read it all the way to the end, but I'm not sure I can really say I enjoyed it. I didn't hate it either, though. Maybe 'bemused' is the right term. If you like fart jokes and robots screaming at each other, this book is definitely for you. But nothing else really happens on it. Everyone gets trapped on a space station when Earth is destroyed, they wander around avoiding cannibalistic robots for a while, the...
  • Gordon Jack
    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this and devoured it in a few days. Andrew Smith has advocated to Keep YA Weird, and he definitely succeeded with Rabbit & Robot. This book is bonkers in the best sense. I loved being on this crazy journey with Cager and Billy as they witness the world's destruction and encounter cannibalistic robots, bisexual French speaking giraffes, gelatinous aliens, and more. Throughout the mayhem, Smith is his usual funny...
  • Adna
    I was really excited to read this, but I just don’t think it was the book for me. I didn’t really understand the point of it, as there was really no plot and too much dialogue, most of which was repetitive. The biggest issue I had was the cogs having penises. In this world, which seems very advanced, I’m surprised that these robots would be built with such realistic human anatomy. I would think the point of robots is to not be human, to be ...