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Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
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It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual... show more
It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And, like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who died with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late 20th century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.Narrator Wil Wheaton is an American actor and writer best known for his role as Wesley Crusher in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and for playing Gordie Lachance in the film Stand By Me. More recently, he has appeared in several episodes of the TV series The Big Bang Theory as himself.
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Format: audiobook
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Edition language: English
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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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Read With ME (207) rated it
5.0 Ready Player One
This was not my typical read...I'm not usually into sifi novels but this was kind of hard to catalogue into one specific genre. I guess it was more of a futuristic/dystopian/sifi, packed full of 80's trivia, and it had some realistic possibilities with the way technology continues to advance. The wh...
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