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Ready Player One - Ernest Cline, Wil Wheaton
Ready Player One
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At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut-part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire... show more
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut-part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of 10,000 planets.And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune-and remarkable power-to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday's riddles are based in the pop culture he loved-that of the late 20th century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday's icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes's oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt-among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtu...
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Format: Audible Audio Edition
ASIN: B005HG7BWC
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
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 Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
5.0 4.7 Out Of 5 "all for a hidden egg" STARS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~๏~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~BOOK BLURB~ Ready Player One Ernest Cline ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~๏~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling...
Diana DS.
Diana DS. rated it
4.0 Ready Player One
The most amazing fast forward and flashback at the same time. If we have oasis in real life - you would never see me walk out of my room ever again. Going outside is highly overrated. Ready Player One is time traveling without the use of a speed force or a machine developed by mad scientists. Whi...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Ready Player One
This was interesting. I'm not keen on arcade games and much of the 80s' obsession with them has passed me by. But, ... I do appreciate that Ernest Cline used them as a means to turn a nostalgic reference to them into a sci-fi story with a few good points about the possibilities and dangers of a s...
christina's book corner
christina's book corner rated it
5.0 Book Review : Ready player one ernest cline
March 3-24At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut--part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, enti...
INNAH'S BOOK LIFE
INNAH'S BOOK LIFE rated it
5.0 Ready Player One
"Everyone my age remembers where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the contest.’’We are in the year 2045, where while Earth is deserted and almost destroyed, people don’t realise because they are too busy living in a virtual world - the Oasis!The Oasis is a place where y...
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