Ready Player One

Ready Player One

eBook - 2011
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Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307887450
Characteristics: 1 online resource (374 p.)
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Apr 16, 2018

Cline has created a fast paced attractive package of Computer Gaming for those of us who were never bitten by the bug. As a first Novel he slams a home run. Great pace, good voice, and exciting. Worthy read.

Spielberg directs the Movie, highly anticipated -

VaughanPLAlison Apr 15, 2018

Cline has created a wonderfully detailed world and his descriptions of the OASIS make me want to jump right into it. Yes, the book is full of nostalgia but it's all well-researched and relevant to the story. Add great characters and you've got a heck of a read.

Apr 10, 2018

It was alright. I grew up in Halliday's era so it was a trip down memory lane for me. If you're not of that generation I don't think you'll enjoy it or get it as much.

Apr 10, 2018

This book was amazing start to finish , didn't skip a line. It only took me two days to finish it and it was worth it. this book is definitely on my top ten fiction books. I will most likely recommend it to friends who love science fiction, video games, but you don't really have to be a video games lover to read this book . very entertaining and Amazing!!

Apr 09, 2018

My God. This is one of, if not, The Best Book I've ever read. This Book was such a fun story to read. The Details were so immerse, the characters were amazing, and the plot was so beautiful. Parzival (Wade) was such an amazing character. He wasn't just some lame protagonist, he was a character I can relate to. His adventure with Art3mis and Aech was such an incredible tale and so awesome. I loved the fact that the author put so much time and detail to the story that I can actually draw what I'm reading. Art3mis and Parzival was my favorite part in the whole book (Plus every single reference to pop culture you can imagine). Those two characters have an amazing relationship both in and out of the OASIS that it almost made me cry in the end. This book was so amazing and that it should be on everyone's book shelf that is in love with pop culture and the overall world of geekdom. I'm definitely going to buy my own copy now.

DBRL_ANNEG Apr 02, 2018

This is a fun, fast read for any fan of 1980s pop culture. If that's not you area of expertise, it may still be enjoyable, but the many references to film, television, and video games will go over your head. I mostly found this to be a good read any time I listened to this book (it's read quite well by 1980s and sci-fi geek-god Wil Wheaton) and look forward to checking out more books from Ernest Cline.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 19, 2018

The ideas in this book are more appropriate for a Buzzfeed article than a novel.

sarahbru17 Mar 19, 2018

Characters: 5/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Overall, I enjoyed getting into a videogame-based sci-fi. I love gaming, so I'm all in for an immersive virtual reality. I liked the challenges; the plot was structured very similarly to Goblet of Fire, so that was a familiar but fun trope.

As a huge sci-fi fan, I'm always prepared to believe the unimaginable--yet there were still some places where I struggled to suspend my disbelief. The main thing was how Parzival, Aech, AND Art3mis had memorized so much information in just five years. They were all equally versed in every form of pop media from the 80s. I don't think it's physically possible to watch, read, listen to, and play everything they claimed to have in that short a period of time (multiple times)--while still spending time in the OASIS on the Hunt. I would've expected them to have more diversity--one being better-versed in music while another specialized in books, that sort of thing. Parzival in particular was a bit of a Mark Stue. He completed all of the challenges on his first try, even if he struggled a bit. He knew everything he needed to. They all seemed to have a photographic memory, and that was just too unrealistic for me.

The romance between Parzival and Art3mis also bothered me at times--she kind of just existed for him, rather than being her own independent character. "Oh look! A gamer girl who's perfect for Wade!" I liked her, but I wished she'd been more well-rounded. Likewise, Aech's character development was a little...expected. I liked him, but he still felt like a prop for Wade.

Mar 12, 2018

One of the best books I've read, period. This is for any 80's kid, dreamed about the 80's, video game geek, or just a guy who wants a good book to read. The plot is great and just hooks you. Once you're really into the book, you can't stop. Honestly, this book would still be great even without the pop culture references. But the non-stop 80's trivia just brings it to a whole new level. Do yourself a favor a read Ready Player One. You won't regret it.

Mar 12, 2018

I didn't grow up in the 80s, and I'm not very knowledgeable on gaming, but I loved this book! Cline does a wonderful job drawing you into the story, even if the subject matter is not your usual cup of tea. It is suspenseful, and I didn't want to put it down

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Jun 16, 2016

This kid is very poor and very alone. Being in this virtual world allows him to escape. He grows up in this society that is falling apart and only wants to find fortune. He stumbles upon his first clue into a puzzle everyone else has given up on. It leads into the most adventurous roller coaster of a lifetime, with plenty of retro 80's to go along with it.

Apr 09, 2013

An entertaining read about the 1980's "tech" looking back from 40 years in the future. Pacman, Atari 2600, and Journey are part of a quest through a completely virtual, all-encompassing universe.


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Mar 05, 2018

Coarse Language: Corse language infrequent but makes this book unsuitable for under 13 years.

Feb 04, 2016

Coarse Language: The usual swearing when frustrated, nothing out of the ordinary.


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Dec 30, 2016

“You know you've totally screwed up your life when your whole world turns to sh*t and the only person you have to talk to is your system agent software.”

Aug 13, 2016

No one in the world gets what they want and that is beautiful.

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