Ready Player One

Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline

  • Release Date: 2011-08-16
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
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Description

The bestselling cult classic—soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

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?

Reviews

  • Rebuttal

    3
    By Your camera
    I find it funny that the negative reviews talk down the people regarded as nerds, geeks, etc. and immediately think that everyone who identifies as such (or have been given the label) like this book. One review said they'd never trust a "nerd's opinion" again. That being said, aren't most scientists considered smart and or "nerdy"? Therefore every innovation they've made that you use today shouldn't actually be used by yourself because you disregard their ability to validate thing's usefulness in the first place. Stop the generalizations please. This isn't a "nerd's boo". It's a book written by a kid from the 1980s.
  • The Adventure story of our lifetime

    5
    By ThatStratGuy
    Ready Player One (RPO as I've come to know it), is a thrilling, non stop adventure through a world that will feel all too familiar, but all too far away. Ernest Cline has crafted a view into what might very well be waiting for civilization around the corner, but with a promising hint of humanity every step of the way. The good guys will not let you down, and the plot is sure to keep you hooked wanting to know what happens next...over and over again! It's a nerds delight, a genre untapped for current generations, that is until this novel came along. If you love video games, fantasy stories, knights in shining armor, a little action, a little romance, some serious nerd talk about electronics and computing...and a little bit of a adult drama, this book is surely for you.
  • I'm Hooked

    4
    By integra9
    The only problem I have so far is the author incorrectly refers to the Atari game system as "Atari 2600". In 1979 it was named "Atari VCS".
  • Entertaining with many geeky references

    5
    By njmacatang
    The persistence and geekiness of the 1980's and video game references glue the novel together into an entertaining read.
  • Best Sci-fi novel ever.

    5
    By Hayden Marshall Eccles
    Title is self-explanatory. This is a must-read.
  • I am not a big book person, but this hooked me from hello.

    5
    By Balla.
    This book brought me back to my roots of video gaming and technology and really shed some light on what is happening in the real world today. This was a fun read and I highly recommend this book.
  • Fun

    5
    By Isb112
    Great read and a masterful weaving of the past into a cogent and entertaining tail. I highly recommend this to while away a day or two.
  • Lot’s of Fun!

    5
    By KeDIX1414
    I thought this book was so much fun! It had been recommended to me many times, but I was hesitant to buy it since I don’t know much of anything about 80s pop culture. 90% of the 80’s references went over my head, but I still enjoyed every minute of this book! I only have a couple complaints about this book. First, it is quite predictable from beginning to end. Once I put down the book I did wish there had been a few more twists and turns. This didn’t detract from the story too much though. Even though the structure of the plot is very familiar, it is executed very well! My second issue is with the number of references to the 80s in the book. If you aren’t familiar with them, it can be hard to visualize what is going on. The references can also feel like extra fluff. Also, there are points where the author had to explain certain aspects of a video game or movie in more detail to bring readers who aren’t familiar with the game/movie up to speed. This can slow down the story. These are just minor complaints though. Definitely buy this book!
  • Amazing book

    5
    By 44cmitchell
    Incredible book especially for anyone who loves video games. Well written and great premise. You will not want to put it down
  • Pure fun

    5
    By Bunjamin 04
    Good old fashion fun

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