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What a wild ride - an adventure story for gamers.

  • Oct 20, 2011
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Awesome read, but perhaps for too narrow an audience. If you lived through the 80s as a teenager or adult, and loved the iconic TV shows, movies and videogames of the era, you will very likely LOVE this book. If not, your mileage may vary.

The more of a videogame geek you were in the 80s (and maybe still are now, like me), the bigger kick you will get out of this book. I very nearly gave it 5 stars.

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2011: Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday’s fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world. Stuffed to the gills with action, puzzles, nerdy romance, and 80s nostalgia, this high energy cyber-quest will make geeks everywhere feel like they were separated at birth from author Ernest Cline.--Chris Schluep

Guest Reviewer: Daniel H. Wilson on Ready Player One by Earnest Cline
Daniel H. Wilsonis theNew York Timesbest-selling author ofRobopocalypse.

I dare you not to fall in love with Ready Player One. And I mean head over heels in love--the way you fall for someone who is smart, feisty, and who can effortlessly finish your favorite movie lines, music lyrics, or literature quotes before they come out of your mouth.

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ISBN-10: 030788743X
Genre: Kindle eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Crown

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