Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is now one of my favorite books I have ever read. That’s truly how great of a story it was. This is the Mecca of nerd books for gamers, film buffs, and 80’s pop culture addicts everywhere. Felt like this book was written specifically for me and my core friend group as well all would fit perfect in the hunt for Halliday’s egg.
Ready Player One is about an online world, names Oasis , this is similar to The Matrix.it has everything from a mmo to public schools. These worlds are inhabited by the worlds population now and everyone plays. The games creator James Halliday was a super eccentric pop culture fanatic who loves everything to do with 90’s culture. He decided to hide an Easter egg upon his death and gave riddles and clues to it’s location. Who ever found this egg was entitled to his whole fortune . People who hunt for his egg are called gunters. They revolve twice life around the hunt and The almanac which provides everything from Halliday’s shows to his favorite games. The story revolves around a young man named Wade Watts or his oasis name parzival, after the famed knight of Arthurian legend to find the holy grail. Wade is a high school kid who has been a Gunter since the hunt began. He becomes the first person to find the cooper key and instantly becomes famous. Along the way he meets allies who help him along the way. He meets Art3miss a fellow Gunter who proves to be everybody his equal and more.
Cline’s references are almost unlimited and the only thing I can say poorly about Ready Player One is that I wish I had more of it! I enjoyed every single second reading it.
If you are a gamer, science-fiction/fantasy geek,or a culture lover of the 80s then you are doing yourself a disservice by not buying and reading this amazing piece of nostalgia.
I give it a 9/10.

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8 responses »

  1. lindsaychichester says:

    Read this for my book club and loved it!

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