Book Review: Ready Player One

Book Review: Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline
Published by Broadway Books on 2018
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Computers & Digital Media, Dystopian, Media Tie-In, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Science Fiction, General
Pages: 374
Format: Paperback
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four-half-stars

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.
"Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix."--USA Today - "As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates."--Entertainment Weekly
A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.
When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune--and control of the OASIS itself.
Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he's beset by rivals who'll kill to take this prize. The race is on--and the only way to survive is to win.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly - San Francisco Chronicle - Village Voice - Chicago Sun-Times - iO9 - The AV Club
"Delightful . . . the grown-up's Harry Potter."--HuffPost
"An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart."--CNN
"A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader."--Boston Globe
"Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that's both hilarious and compassionate."--NPR
"[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own."--iO9

Hey!

So I’m back again with yet another book review, I know I should be getting you more real posts , but I have been so caught up with vlogging that I simply can’t be bothered to write lately. I may talk more about this in another post but back to the real reason you are here.

I recently finished up Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. This was his debut novel which has been getting quite a bit of hype since it released and even more hype since the movie will be coming out in March 2018 and the first trailer dropped at San Diego Comic Con this year.

This book had been highly recommended to me by several people including my boss, Matt, and a few other friends. I do have to say though if you are not into video games, computers, or the 80’s you may hate this book. I enjoyed the book as someone who grew up through the 80’s and 90’s and spent a good chunk of time with video gamer friends. I understand the premise of the book and am highly looking forward to the movie, but like so many people am worried about how things will be changed in the movie. One thing that I didn’t like was that it took you to page 70 before the book got really interesting. I was totally shocked at the plot twist for one of the characters at the end, but that’s all I’ll say on that. I’ll definitely have to brush up on my 80’s pop culture references before seeing the movie.

Let me know if you have read this book and what you thought of it, or if you are just planning on watching the movie. I hope to see you soon with another post!

four-half-stars

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