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Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
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 ten thousand 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 twentieth 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 virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.  A world at stake.A quest for the ultimate prize.Are you ready?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307887436 (030788743X)
ASIN: 030788743X
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Shelfleigh
Shelfleigh rated it
5.0 Ready Player One
A young man harnesses his inner geek for the ultimate 80’s pop culture challenge in this Young Adult novel. Review time! I picked up Ready Player One on a complete and total whim. I wanted something to listen to during my commute and the cover caught my eye. Boy, I am so glad it did! The book is a...
DanySpike
DanySpike rated it
4.5 Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
4.5 stars! LOTS of deus ex-machina and quite a lot of situations a bit too perfect to be believed, but all in all, a GREAT adventure made even better by Wil Wheaton's voice.I was worried some of the fun was going to elude me if I didn't recognize some of the 80's reference, but fortunately that wasn...
Let's Talk About Books
Let's Talk About Books rated it
3.5 Ready Player One
I had a lot of expectations for this book. I heard it is wonderful for pop culture junkies, which I consider myself to be, and the premise is really quite wonderful: Willy Wonka meets The Matrix. Unfortunately, as often happens with high expectations, the book didn't live up to them. So let's dive i...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
3.5 Ready Player One
What can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said? I was worried about reading this book, because I don’t have a huge love of 80 pop culture (what can I say I was all about 90’s Nick) but I my love for video games and the internet more than made up for my lack of depth of 80’s knowledge. ...
VictoriaNickers
VictoriaNickers rated it
4.5 Ready Player One
This book is definitely worth your read if the future or even life in general interest you. It combines so many genres with elements of dystopian futures, technology/ video games, the 80s retro and a little bit of a Star Wars/ Star Trek feel mixed in to it. I have not yet been able to fully proces...
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